GCCM Installation Photo from GeoTree Solutions

Clockspring|NRI Brings GeoTree Legacy Brand Back to Infrastructure

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In mid-2019, Clockspring|NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions (MIS). Both companies had large portfolios with infrastructure repair-related technologies, such as pipe wrap and sleeves, epoxies,...
Geosynthetics CQA image - seam inspection

The Fall Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas to attend...
Bituminous geomembrane QC near the Arctic Circle

An Arctic Project: QC and Leak Location of a Bituminous Liner

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of stories, we look back at the GeoAmericas 2016 project story of how Groupe Alphard utilized...
Crushed base course production

Development of a 3/4-Inch Minus Crushed Base Course Specification

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In the latest addition to our continuing series of articles developed out of the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference proceedings, we follow Eli Cuelho,...
Roadway embankment feature images - failure and repair

Roadway Embankment Reconstruction after Extreme Weather

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Composite reinforcement systems that combine geosynthetics with different facing systems and supports (steel mesh, soil anchors, etc.) have grown substantially in use. These systems...
Full-Scale Trafficking testing at TRI Environmental in South Carolina

Full-Scale Trafficking of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Road Sections

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of articles, Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague of TRI Environmental’s large-scale outdoor research laboratories in South...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking (16 -...
INTERVIEW: Rajib Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

INTERVIEW: Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rajib Mallick of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who was about to deliver multiple...
Image of Rapid Crack Propagation across a Geomembrane

Cold Weather Watch: Rapid Crack Propagation in Geomembranes

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By Ian D. Peggs and Chris Kelsey – Low temperatures, fast-dropping temperatures, and strong winds can provide the ideal conditions for rapid crack...

Oil Terminal Modernizes with Concrete-Filled Geotextile Tubes

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In 2016, Geosynthetica had the honor of managing the GeoAmericas 2016 conference and publishing the proceedings. GeoAmericas 2020 will soon take place in Brazil....
TVA image of Kingston coal ash spill, which Robert Bachus will speak about

Bachus on Dam Failures, Coal Ash, and Mine Tailings

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When the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gathers for its January 2020 meeting, Geosyntec’s Dr. Robert Bachus, P.E.,...
Highway retaining wall during construction - Image by NAUE Geosynthetics

Implementation of Geotechnical Asset Management

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While bridge and pavement conditions receive much of the media attention and legislative directives for transportation agencies, the value and performance of other assets...
Photo of whales (bubbles) in a geomembrane liner

Preventing HDPE Geomembrane Whales – A Primer

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Following news that Ian Peggs, founder of Geosynthetica, is retiring from I-CORP International (though not retiring completely from geosynthetics), we thought we'd look back...
Flooded road image

Unsaturated Analysis of Water Flow in Granular Layers of Inundated Pavements

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Climate change has created less predictable precipitation and in many cases more intense precipitation events. This influx of water flow is a significant challenge...
Photo of geocell in stormwater controls

Geosynthetics in Stormwater Controls and Hydraulic Engineering

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The inaugural GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level short courses. Four of...
Photo of Ian Peggs Receiving IGS Recognition

Geosynthetica Founder Ian Peggs Retires from I-CORP

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After 40+ years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made a strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc. for...
North Berwick Golf Course repair photo from NAUE

850 Geotextile Bags Protect Historic Scottish Golf Course

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Founded in 1832, the North Berwick Golf Club in the UK is one of oldest clubs in the world. In fact, you’d have to...
U.S. Air Force of C-130 on runway, photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released

Evaluation of Geocell Reinforced Backfill for Airfield Pavement Repair

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In this latest sharing of work from the GAP 2019 conference--Geosynthetica published GAP's proceedings--Lyan Garcia and Jeb Tingle of the U.S. Army Engineer Research...
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures Image from Strata Systems

Bernardi to Lead Reinforced Soil Structures Course

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) have had a highly beneficial impact...
EcoPark Image from ACE Geosynthetics

Long-Term Outdoor Exposure Testing of Geosynthetics

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During GeoAmericas 2016, K. Lin, A. Tang, and J. Wu detailed some ongoing exposure testing with geosynthetics in Taiwan. The results were somewhat unique...
Palos Verdes Reservoir Article Series - Raven

Raven Adds Geosynthetic Fabrication Services Facility in Virginia

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Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) is expanding its fabrication services eastward. The company has announced a site in Waynesboro, Virginia. The new location supports Raven’s Engineered...
Deformation Behavior Feature Image - From Figure 1

Permanent and Resilient Deformation Behavior of Geogrid-Stabilized and Unstabilized Pavement Bases

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Prajwol Tamrakar, Mark H. Wayne, and David J. White present field tests and results with Automated Plate Load Testing (APLT) to determine the permanent...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

Landfill Design in the Age of Sustainable Development

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In April, the inaugural Geo-U training and networking event will be held in Austin, Texas. Four concurrent engineering courses will take place 8 –...
US Air Force photo of airfield inspection

Assessment of Historical Army Airfield Pavement Condition Data

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This article is a version of a paper included in the peer-reviewed proceedings from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, which was managed by...

Geo-U 2020 Offers 5 High-Level Geosynthetics Courses

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected...

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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.”...
GeoAsia 7 - Taipei

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...
Sediment Retention Devices - Photo of 7351 testing

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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