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GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates from March to 22 – 26 November 2021. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, posted...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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Quantifying Pavement Damage in Overload Corridors

During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, leading researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) provided a number of papers and presentations. One that drew considerable...
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Composite Materials Are Changing Conversations in Geosynthetics

Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey checks in with Lilma Schimmel, Head of Engineering for HUESKER North America. The company has a long history with geosynthetic composites. Market interest in enhancing...
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2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey, the podcast covers innovation, design, technology, standards, and other advances shaping the...

DFI Highlights Geotechnical Engineering and Women Engineers

The Women in Deep Foundations Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute has released a video on the topic of "What Is Geotechnical Engineering?". DFI released the 5-minute production to...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 15, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 15. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS On June 8, the California State Assembly...
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CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference was to be held in Calgary this September, but the local organizing committee made the decision to reschedule the in-person GeoCalgary for 2022....
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GeoWire for June 8, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 8. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Nevada might soon host the largest solar...
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Mattex Expands Woven Geotextile Capacity in UAE and KSA

As it nears its 25th anniversary, the MATTEX GROUP continues to expand. The company, which has been a long-time producer of geotextiles, agrotextiles, artificial turf, and more, has announced...
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Presto Addresses Potential Patent Infringement of ATRA® Key

Oscar Wilde often gets credit for the phrase “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” though Wilde was merely building upon an aphorism popularized earlier in the 19th century...
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GeoWire for June 1, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 1. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Orsted is ready to install the first...
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Geosynthetica Celebrates 20 Years in Geosynthetics

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the geosynthetics field. The material science has advanced substantially, such as with composite technologies and the temperatures at which...
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The Importance of Large-Scale Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control

By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague - Controlling the migration of sediment is essential to the health of our waterways. Anywhere land is disturbed, such as in agricultural operations...
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Online Learning Opportunities in Geosynthetics

What follows is a partial list of geosynthetics online learning opportunities. This list is not complete. We welcome your recommendations and will update the list regularly. GEOSYNTHETICS ONLINE LEARNING CALENDAR The following...
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An Artificial Island Ringed with Geosynthetics

It’s long been said that investing in land is smart because “they aren’t making more of it.” In general, this is true. Mitigation strategies create more habitat, but not...

Nathalie Touze’s Full Giroud Lecture

The International Geosynthetics Society Vice President, Dr. Nathalie Touze, delivered an inspiring Giroud Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul). The lecture’s topic was “Healing...

ISGPEG Honoring Erol Güler Moved to 2021

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The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems was originally scheduled for June 2020 in Istanbul; but, in light of the global coronavirus outbreak, organizers have announced moving...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...

Geosynthetics Protect Polar Environments

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Climate change has elevated the global dialogue on how to manage our polar regions. Their ecosystems are unique and fragile. Their ice sheets hold 99 percent of the world’s...
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Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Wind Energy

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The old saying "Out of sight, out of mind" applies to a lot of geotechnical work. The materials that provide the essential support to roadways, retaining walls, embankments, etc....

Green Roofs and Geosynthetics: Analysis of Water Holding Capacity

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Throughout 2020, Geosynthetica has been celebrating Pan-American contributions to geosynthetics, both in terms of practitioners and companies located in the Americans and events held in the Americas. No event...

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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In 2014, Australia-based Geofabrics reported on Geosynthetica about the use of geotextile containers to protect a coastal zone's vital mangrove vegetation. As part of our 30 Days of Earth...

Sustainable Development Goals and Geosynthetics

This April, Geosynthetica is promoting 30 Days of Earth Day (#30DaysEarthDay). Each day we will publish stories on the intersections between geosynthetics and environmental protection, sustainable development, climate change,...

Giroud and Touze Interview – IGS Two for a Few

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At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), Dr. Nathalie Touze (Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society) delivered one of the most inspiring lectures the geosynthetics field had...

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M...
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