Presto Geosystems Releases a Porous Pavement Design Assistant

How to Reduce Stormwater Infrastructure with Porous Pavers

Porous pavement solutions have drawn considerable interest in communities for the green engineering benefits they provide. Grass and gravel porous pavers can greatly reduce...
Titan Times 2018 – Clean Energy, Large Projects, Company Expansion

Titan Times 2018 – Clean Energy, Large Projects, Company Expansion

In its Titan Times 2018 Year in Review magazine, Titan Environmental delivers a strong account of geosynthetic growth for its company and the geotechnical field in...
Needlepunched Biomat from Machina-TST

Machina Turns Its Tech to a Needlepunched Biomat

Machina-TST has grown quickly behind lines of geotextiles, geogrids, geocomposites, and turf reinforcement mats. Now, it’s turning its manufacturing technical knowledge to erosion control...
Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

Congratulations are due to Geofabrics, which has earned a 2018 AusTrade Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions. The company, which manufacturers geosynthetics and provides...

GAP 2019 Abstracts Call: FHWA, FAA, FRA, USACE, and You

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event,...
PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

By Namrata Bichewar – Prefabricated vertical drains are geocomposite drainage materials with an inner core of polypropylene wrapped in a nonwoven geotextile filter fabric....
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IGS North America Extends Service Award Nominations to December 3

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has established an Excellence in Service Award to recognize members who have...
Nonwoven geotextile products are used widely in construction for protection, drainage, filtration, soil separation, etc. Demand for nonwoven geotextile materials has grown, and TenCate Geosynthetics Americas—one of the world’s largest producers—has responded with the commission of a significant new line. TENCATE EXPANDS NONWOVEN GEOTEXTILE PRODUCTION At the company’s Jefferson, Georgia facility, TenCate has installed a state-of-the-art high-quality nonwovens line. The investment includes advanced fiber distribution capabilities to create a uniquely consistent product in appearance and finished roll dimension. It also uses the largest card/cross lapper in the staple fiber geosynthetics industry for the production of both polypropylene and polyester geotextiles. “We are excited to announce this production expansion is now operational,” said John Henderson, P.E., President of TenCate Geosynthetics Americas. “This investment represents another important milestone in TenCate’s strategy and future.” TenCate’s team recognized the new line’s opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15. The company develops solutions and systems for transportation, infrastructure, water management and environmental applications, delivered through synthetic woven, nonwoven, and knitted products. TenCate Geosynthetics has production locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Learn more at www.tencategeo.com. MORE TENCATE STORIES ON GEOSYNTHETICA • Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge • Protecting a Caribbean Shoreline and Coal-Fired Power Plant • Secondary Geogrid Reinforcement in MSE Walls

TenCate Completes Latest Expansion in Nonwoven Geotextile Production

Nonwoven geotextile products are used widely in construction for protection, drainage, filtration, soil separation, etc. Demand for nonwoven geotextile materials has grown, and TenCate...

11 ICG Was an Enormous Success for Geosynthetics

The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) was held in 2014 in Berlin. The event established new benchmarks for success for the quadrennial...
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11 ICG Preview – Maccaferri Contributes a Wide Look at Geosynthetic Design

Maccaferri is one of the world’s biggest geosynthetics companies. In this 11 ICG Preview, we look at the technical expertise the company will share...
14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 - 2019

14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 – 2019

Ten years ago, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Board established the GSI Fellows program. Since then, the institute has provided an exceptional level of support to...
GCCMs for Steep Slope Protection

Steep Slopes and the Use of GCCMs

Geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs) have been used widely for new construction and rehabilitation of containment and fluid conveyance infrastructure. The uses have extended...
IGS Specifications Guide 2018

IGS Releases 5th Edition of Its Geosynthetics Specification Guide

The International Geosynthetics Society is dedicated to promoting the awareness and proper utilization of geosynthetic technologies in infrastructure. In support of its mission and...
Public Vote Open for IGS Young Members Committee Photo Contest

Public Vote Opens for IGS Young Members Photo Contest

The International Geosynthetics Society supports its young members through special symposia at major events, a committee to liaise with chapters and the IGS Council,...

GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado....
Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

Dr. George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, published a very nice report from the International Geosynthetics Society’s IGS Technical Committee Workshops. The gathering,...
ASTM International Awards Honor GSI and Robeson

ASTM International Awards Honor GSI and Robeson

During the twice-yearly ASTM Committee Weeks, various standards committees and subcommittees recognize key contributions from their members for consensus building, technical expertise, leadership, and...
July 12 Geopipe Webinar for IGS North America

Geopipe Webinar to Examine Durability, Infrastructure Uses, and More

UPDATE: IGS North America will move the webinar to the fall, due to interested attendee requests but difficulty arranging time during a very busy...

11ICG Extends Pre-Registration Rate to July 30

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2018 at the COEX in Seoul, Korea. The program will...
July 12 Geopipe Webinar for IGS North America

Pluimer to Lead July 12 Geopipe Webinar for IGS North America

The next IGS North America webinar will tackle one of the most necessary elements of modern infrastructure: geopipe. Dr. Michael Pluimer (University of Minnesota...
Sand Mats Protect World Cultural Heritage Site Underwater

Sand Mats Protect World Cultural Heritage Site Underwater

The prehistoric pile dwellings in upper Lake Zurich, Switzerland originated 4000 years ago and were awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Geosynthetic containers in mining

Geotextile Tubes, Geotextile Filters: Two Webinars from GSI

The Geosynthetic Institute’s GSI Webinar series provided high-level education and resources on all geosynthetic applications and materials. The next offerings will focus on geotextiles. Specifically,...
Four Australia Landfill Design Seminars Headline August Opportunities

Four Australia Landfill Design Seminars Headline August Opportunities

Global Synthetics is partnering with NAUE Geosynthetics (Germany and Malaysia) and Skaps (USA) to offer a series of four landfill seminars across Australia in August....
Maccaferri Transforms an Abandoned Mine into a Major Green Development

Transforming an Abandoned Mine into a Major Green Development

When mining activities on a site cease, owners and communities may face a number challenges: soil remediation, re-vegetation, isolating contaminants from waterways, runoff control,...
IGS North America Erosion Control with Geosynthetics Webinar

IGS North America Webinar: Erosion Control with Geosynthetics – May 29

The next IGS North America webinar will focus on Erosion Control with Geosynthetics. Presenter Markus Wilke (HUESKER) brings more than a decade of experience...

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Kevin Vaughan to Speak on Inverted Pavements at GAP 2019

The GAP 2019 transportation engineering event is honored to announce the NSSGA has arranged for Kevin Vaughan of Vulcan to speak on Inverted Pavements,...

GAP 2019 – Connecting Three Transportation Disciplines

Three Major Transportation Disciplines, Three Co-Chairs Representing Diverse Infrastructure. Nearly three years ago, a discussion emerged around the geostructural aspects of pavements, railways, and airfields....
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GEOFORUM 2019 Heads to Philadelphia

HUESKER’s annual GeoForum events are characterized by high-caliber presentations and high-quality networking. The smaller-by-design gatherings leave considerable room for Q&A on some of the...
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