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IFAI Rebrands as Advanced Textiles Association

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The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), which has a footprint in geosynthetics through the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), the Geosynthetics conference series, and Geosynthetics magazine, is rebranding. Effective June...
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Titan and Concrete Canvas Extend Exclusive Agreement

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Titan Environmental Containment has been one of the most active participants in North America's geosynthetics market in recent years, developing new materials, adding offices, and signing a number of...
Awards

The Testing Innovation Fellowship from IGS-NA

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Last year, the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) joined forces with the ASTM International's Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI)...
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GeoU 2022 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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GeoU 2022 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 5 – 8 April 2022 in Austin, Texas. Certification exams for each of the two-day short courses will be offered...
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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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Rowe and Benson Lead PFAS Containment Webinar

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Professors Kerry Rowe (Queen's University, Canada) and Craig Benson (University of Virginia) will lead a live, online discussion with short presentations and significant audience interaction on January 13 at...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

5 Ways GeoU 2022 Enhances Professional Value

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GeoU 2022 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. This in-person engineering professional development event will take place 5 - 8 April 2022 at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin...
Boyd Ramsey - Ethics in Geosynthetics webinar

Ethics in Geosynthetics – An IGS North America Webinar

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has run a very successful engineering webinars program, offering free sessions with top-tier speakers. The series has drawn...
HUESKER uses robotics in base yarn manufacturing

How Robotics Are Improving Geosynthetic Manufacturing

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The geosynthetics field developed out of—and remains deeply connected to—textile and fabric manufacturing. Many geosynthetic materials are produced using yarns and numerous manufacturers have other markets into which they...

September Webinar Focuses on New Soft Rock Software

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Geotextile sand containers (GSCs) have grown substantially in erosion control and scour protection applications. Beachfronts, ports, and property have all gained substantial protection using these “soft armor” solutions. NAUE’s...

Webinar: Internal Stability Design of MSE Walls

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For the geosynthetics community, the conversation around the Simplified Method vs. the Stiffness Method for internal stability design in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls has been a vocal one....
Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

Reminder: Graduate Student GSI Fellowship Proposals Due August 23

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics in infrastructure. The independent...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Extends Abstracts Deadline

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The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAsia 7) will be held 11 - 15 April 2022 Taipei, Taiwan. The event is one of the major quadrennial regional conferences...

Video: MSE Walls Lecture from AGERP

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The lecture series on Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice (AGERP) has shared a recording of Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby's Koerner Lecture on MSE walls. The focus of...
Waterproof Membranes 2021

Waterproof Membranes 2021 Program Announced

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AMI’s Waterproof Membranes conference is back! The next edition will take place 8 – 10 November 2021 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. The single-track, international conference focuses on...

Tech Note: The Genuine Compressive Strength of GCCMs

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This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM materials...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in German

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The International Geosynthetics Society's sustainability eBook (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which propelled a major...
FC Liners celebrates its win at the 2019 GeoGames.

FC Géosynthétiques Acquires Innovex

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FC Géosynthétiques is one of the most recognized geosynthetic installers in Canada, with a strong track record in the field and a team that is increasingly an active contributor...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in Italian

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In 2020, to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Geosynthetics Society released...
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EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2022

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The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, is moving to 4 - 7 September 2022. "The decision...
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Solmax Concludes Acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics

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As expected, Montreal-based Solmax, which was already a global leader in geosynthetics when it acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017, has finalized its agreement with Koninklijke Ten Cate (the...
GeoAfrica 2023

GeoAfrica 2023 Sets New Dates in Egypt

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The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica 2023) will be centered around the theme of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects. It's a fantastic topic, capitalizing on the...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces New Dates – April 2022

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The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates a second time, due to ongoing travel restrictions and concerns around covid. Conference chair, Prof....

Last Chance to Register for 4 ICTG Virtual Conference

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The 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG) is one of the many conferences that was disrupted in 2020 by Covid. The organizers shifted the event to 2021...
Photo of Fraser Robinson (Left) and Wes Anderson (Right) outside Titan's new facility in Ontario

Titan’s Expansion in Eastern Canada Is Big News

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Five years ago when Titan Environmental Containment celebrated its 10th anniversary, Geosynthetica profiled the tremendous growth that the company had experienced throughout Canada and the United States. The arc...
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