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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 and Development Center (ERDC) share...
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Bernardi to Lead Reinforced Soil Structures Course

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) have had a highly beneficial impact on infrastructure throughout the world. GRSS strategies, materials, and designs enable more sustainable projects, steeper slopes, safer retaining...
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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 in the field, due to...

Geosynthetics in Diverse Railroad Applications

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Stephen Wilk, Colin Basye, Dingqing Li, and Brad Kerchoff write on some roles for geosynthetics in railroad applications, such as for ballast pockets and flooded cuts. A version of...
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Reducing Well Pad Construction and Maintenance Costs

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By John D. Herrmann; Bruce A. Lacina, P.E.; and Monte Madsen – Oil and gas producers have uncovered many challenges when constructing well pads and access roads. Drill rigs...
Geogrid - soil interaction, levee construction - HUESKER

GEOFORUM 2019 Heads to Philadelphia

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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 day’s most important geosynthetic topics....
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Verifying the Carbon Footprint of a Turf Reinforcement Mat

Propex GeoSolutions has opened July with some welcomed sustainability news. The company became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion...
Presto Geosystems Releases a Porous Pavement Design Assistant

How to Reduce Stormwater Infrastructure with Porous Pavers

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

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

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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 general. The increasing scale of...
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Machina Turns Its Tech to a Needlepunched Biomat

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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 applications with the expanded release...
Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

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Congratulations are due to Geofabrics, which has earned a 2018 AusTrade Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions. The company, which manufacturers geosynthetics and provides supply and design support for...
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GAP 2019 Abstracts Call: FHWA, FAA, FRA, USACE, and You

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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, managed by Minerva (publisher of...
PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

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

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The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has established an Excellence in Service Award to recognize members who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication...
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

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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...

11 ICG Was an Enormous Success for Geosynthetics

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

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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 with the global engineering community...
14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 - 2019

14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 – 2019

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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 student-centered research and development projects...
GCCMs for Steep Slope Protection

Steep Slopes and the Use of GCCMs

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Geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs) have been used widely for new construction and rehabilitation of containment and fluid conveyance infrastructure. The uses have extended to a diverse range of...
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IGS Releases 5th Edition of Its Geosynthetics Specification Guide

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The International Geosynthetics Society is dedicated to promoting the awareness and proper utilization of geosynthetic technologies in infrastructure. In support of its mission and backed by its 4000+ global...
Public Vote Open for IGS Young Members Committee Photo Contest

Public Vote Opens for IGS Young Members Photo Contest

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The International Geosynthetics Society supports its young members through special symposia at major events, a committee to liaise with chapters and the IGS Council, and now through the first...
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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. The event, managed by Minerva...
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, which included workshops organized by...
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 more. Two figures deeply tied...
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 season of work. IGS North...

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Reinforcing Zophia, Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

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