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Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

Many of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 8 – 11 April 2021 for the 85th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament...
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GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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Geotechnical engineering events around the world have shifted on the calendar or taken their education online, due to Covid safety concerns. The 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas is focused...
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NAUE Offers Working Platform Software

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Large-scale working platforms have become important solutions to infrastructure projects. grown in use in infrastructure, such as for situations in which load transfer enables more efficient construction or makes...
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Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG...
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What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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The long-running Geosynthetics Conference from IFAI and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was able to hold its event in person in 2020, with its early-year position. But in 2021,...
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12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global...
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IGS Journals Announce Best Papers of 2019

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) supports two official geotechnical publications: Geosynthetics International and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. Both IGS Journals are among the most highly ranked, peer-reviewed geotechnical publications in...
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Webinar: Piled Embankments and Geogrids

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The NAUE Academy puts engineering knowledge at your fingertips through its series of webinars on geotechnical solutions. The free, live webinars address a wide-range of topics in which geosynthetics...
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JOBS – Design Engineer, Presto Geosystems

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology...
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Last Chance! Register NOW for GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE

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GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, has nearly arrived! From 26 - 31 October 2020, an international community of hundreds geotechnical engineers will gather ONLINE for technical...
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Sustainable Geotextiles to Be Showcased in October 22 Webinar

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The field of geosynthetics was created in many respects by manufacturers. It was manufacturers that put forth many of the engineering ideas, funded early research, supported pilot projects, innovated...
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Stabilizing Soft Soils at a Dredge Disposal Facility

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The Manitowoc Containment Facility is an engineered structure designed to hold materials excavated during dredging activities in Manitowoc Harbor (Wisconsin). Confined Disposal Facilities (CDFs) like this one are one...
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GSI Fellowships for 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) invests tens of thousands of dollars in engineering research, both in-house and with its GSI Fellowships program. The latter endeavor has supported Master’s and Doctoral...
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The GeoWire for the Week of September 28

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 28. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Himanshu Gupta argues that one thing that...
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The GeoWire for the Week of September 21

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 21. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT It's Climate Week in New York! European...
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Big Topics & Big Names in GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE Lectures

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The new format has been welcomed by the global community and a very noteworthy series...
Image of Professor Jorge Zornberg seated beside a materials testing table. From the University of Texas - Austin.

Jorge Zornberg on Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast

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Our good friend Siamak Paulson, an Australia-based engineer, continues his series of interviews with not just Australian geosynthetics experts but luminaries from around the world. The latest video podcast...
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10 Phobias That Make Engineering Careers More Difficult

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Phobias make for interesting “rabbit hole” reading. Once you find a classical-looking, not-easily-pronounced, gigantic word—apologies to speakers of Greek—it becomes pretty easy to just keep clicking in search of...
Desludging Wastewater Ponds Using Geotextile Dewatering Bags

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds

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For #ThrowbackThursday, we revisit the most popular project story on Geosynthetica from 2018. The story was originally published 29 January 2018, which gave Oriokot's article on the use of...
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REMINDER: Register Now for GeoVirtual 2020

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"Resilience and Innovation" is the perfect theme for this year's annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Originally scheduled for Winnipeg, the organizers moved the conference online to provide...
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Geosynthetics in Airport Runway Design

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Geosynthetics provide a number of engineering solutions for airports, such as secondary containment for fuel depots, containment for deicing runoff, stormwater management, and runway and taxiway reinforcement. For runways and...
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The GeoWire for the Week of August 31

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 31. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Whoa: Researchers in Sweden have discovered a...
Anaerobic Digester Designs: Critical Issues to Avoid Whales

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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By Ian D. Peggs – Six years ago, shortly after being placed into service, one of two geomembrane-lined and covered anaerobic digesters generated extensive whales (bubbles) in the geosynthetic lining...
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GeoAmericas 2020 Online Agenda Lives Up to the Hype

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The 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics is also the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The organizes have released the GeoAmericas 2020 agenda. It is, as...
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The GeoWire for the Week of August 24

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 24. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Wow. After what seemed to be a...
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