Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance

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From the GAP 2019 transportation conference proceedings: In "Design and Construction of Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance," Shreenath Rao, Hesham Abdualla, and...

GeoU 2020 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 16...
In Memoriam - Geosynthetica

In Memoriam: Tim Bauters, PhD, P.E.

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One of the lights of geosynthetics engineering and standards development, Tim Bauters, has passed away. He was just 47. Bauters, who most recently served as...
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The GeoTalk Podcast Wants to Interview YOU

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season!...
Upgrading a Marlborough Winery's Wastewater Treatment with Geosynthetics

Upgrading Wastewater Treatment at a Marlborough Winery

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The upgrade of Delegat's Marlborough Winery wastewater treatment plant included a new 15 mega litre covered anaerobic lagoon for buffer storage of untreated winery wastewater, and a 15 mega litre uncovered storage lagoon for treated winery wastewater. Viking Containment performed the work. Read about it here.
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The Design of Optimum Asphalt Content of Asphalt-Treated Bases

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From the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference: Danniel Rodriguez, Jose Garibay, and Soheil Nazarian from the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (University of Texas...
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The Use of Geosynthetics in Mining Works

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The use of geosynthetics in mining operations grows annually, as mining companies focus on the technical and economic advantages of geosynthetics. These materials have...
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AGRU CleanSeam Protects Geomembrane Weld Edges in the Field

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Geosynthetica’s Manufacturing & Innovation Series continues with AGRU CleanSeam™, a simple concept but a unique solution to further improve geomembrane installation quality. A LEADING EDGE Certain...

Story of a Photo: Geomembrane Integrity Survey from a Crane

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While nosing around in Geosynthetica's archives, we happened upon an interesting photo (dated 2004) of Ian Peggs conducting a liner integrity survey while suspended from a crane. Though liner integrity surveys are common, the conditions in which they must be conducted vary wildly. We asked Dr. Peggs if he might offer a few notes about this particular situation. Here's what he shared with us. Read more.
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New Website from Solmax Highlights an Expanding Field

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The saying goes that “hindsight is 20/20.” The year 2020, however, is shaping up to be one of significant foresight. Solmax’s new website is...
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The Influence of Sloped Shoulders on Pavement Responses

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Slope stability analysis is a common design problem in geotechnics and thus, several slope stability methods using classical limit equilibrium analysis are available. In...
Expanded dike and brine cover image from oil and gas operation

Fortified Geomembranes and Dike Expansion Keep Gas Flowing

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Geosynthetica’s GeoAmericas series continues with a look at the utilization of geomembranes in oil and gas operations. This article was originally published in the...
APLT from Ingios Geotechnics

Geostructural Characterization of Foundation Materials Using Automated Plate Load Testing

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Structural design of highway or airfield pavements or railroads involves assumption of key mechanistic parameter values such as resilient modulus, modulus of subgrade reaction,...

GeoU 2020 Reinforcement Course Adds Zornberg, Tutumluer, MacMillan

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The organizers of GeoU 2020's reinforcement course have announced the additions...
Fish Ladder at the Swabian Weir Gate in Germany

GCLs Save a Fish Ladder and a Historic Structure in Germany

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The Swabian Gate Weir was constructed in 1873 on the Dreisam River in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany. The historic installation was listed for monument protection, but...
Harbor Dredging with Geosynthetic Tubes Photograph by Huesker

Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Geosynthetic Dewatering Tubes

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An extraordinary volume of sediment must be removed from waterways each year to enable safe navigation and effective port operations. Maintenance dredging and environmental...
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Permanent Deformation and Stiffness of Fouled Ballast

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Fouled ballast results in the degradation of mechanical properties of ballast and railway track instability. Seasonal dry-wet cycles increase the severity of the situation....
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Advance Your Coastal Engineering and Water Quality Strategies at GeoU 2020

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Geosynthetic materials are used extensively in coastal engineering and protection projects....

Polish Experiences with Geogrids in Soil Structures

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The International Geosynthetics Society runs a series of high-level workshops that are organized by the IGS Technical Committees. Two of the major TCs are...
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Estimation of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves in Fouled Ballast

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Dr. Stacey Kulesza, P.E., Robert Sherwood, and Dr. Michelle Berry, P.E. exam fouled ballast and soil-water characteristic curves, in this latest share from the...
Photo of Restaurant Interior Design with Geocells

Unique Project Showcases Interior Design with Geocells

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If you visit a geosynthetic manufacturing center, distribution warehouse, or job site, you’ll often find unique uses of the materials. Installers might use extra...

Wilke Joins GeoU 2020 Stormwater Course as Instructor

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The GeoU 2020 engineering short courses event has added another world-class instructor to its line up: Markus Wilke. He joins Joel Sprague, P.E., in...
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Petrochemical Site Requires Unconventional Road Design on Soft Soils

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Geosynthetics are used frequently to support roads that are built specifically for temporary or limited exposure to very heavy loads. This petrochemical installation project,...

Implementing Pavement Preservation in Pavement Management Systems

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During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, W. Jeremy Robinson, P.E. of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) presented on work...
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EcoLine Delivers Durability in a Recycled PET Fiber Product

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Welcome to a new Geosynthetica series on manufacturing and innovation! We begin with the first of a few looks at how geosynthetic companies are...

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The Relative Sustainability Case for Geosynthetics in Roadways

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The Geosynthetic Institute opened 2019 with its White Paper 41: “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.”...
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GeoAsia 7 Will Focus on Hazards, Innovation, and Sustainability

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GeoAsia 7 -- the 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics -- will be held 1 - 5 March 2021 at Taipei International Convention Center...
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Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet...
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