Project Delays Webinar

Dealing with Containment Project Delays: Free Webinar March 27

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The spread of COVID-19 around the world is directly impacting geosynthetic containment projects. A number of project delays are being reported, either related to...

GeoAmericas 2020 Rescheduled to Late October

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have...

VIDEO: What Makes Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) Impervious

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In a new monthly video series—Tech Talk—CETCO shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. The first video in the series has been...

GeoU ATX 2020 Rescheduled for November Due to COVID-19

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The global spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused events around the world to be rescheduled. The organizers of GeoU 2020 are following suit,...
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ISGPEG 2020 Honors Dr. Erol Güler

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The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems 2020 will be held 11 – 12 June 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey—the birthplace of renowned...
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GSI Fellowships Continue to Have Extraordinary Impact on Geosynthetics

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research over the years, both in-house and with its GSI...
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Coronavirus Concerns Move INDEX 2020 to October

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About the Feature Image: This illustration was created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses....

INDEX 2020 Geosynthetics Seminar Announced

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The triennial INDEXTM global nonwoven event from Edana will be held 20 - 23 October 2020 in Geneva Switzerland. (NOTE: These represent new dates...

Geosynthetic Education Limitations in College Curricula

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Not every paper gets the attention it deserves at a conference, and when technical issues take center stage a paper about the practice is...

GeoU 2020 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 16...
In Memoriam - Geosynthetica

In Memoriam: Tim Bauters, PhD, P.E.

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One of the lights of geosynthetics engineering and standards development, Tim Bauters, has passed away. He was just 47. Bauters, who most recently served as...
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The GeoTalk Podcast Wants to Interview YOU

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season!...
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Advance Your Coastal Engineering and Water Quality Strategies at GeoU 2020

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Geosynthetic materials are used extensively in coastal engineering and protection projects....

Wilke Joins GeoU 2020 Stormwater Course as Instructor

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The GeoU 2020 engineering short courses event has added another world-class instructor to its line up: Markus Wilke. He joins Joel Sprague, P.E., in...
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Clockspring|NRI Brings GeoTree Legacy Brand Back to Infrastructure

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In mid-2019, Clockspring|NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions (MIS). Both companies had large portfolios with infrastructure repair-related technologies, such as pipe wrap and sleeves, epoxies,...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking (16 -...
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Geosynthetica Founder Ian Peggs Retires from I-CORP

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After 40+ years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made a strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc. for...
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Raven Adds Geosynthetic Fabrication Services Facility in Virginia

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Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) is expanding its fabrication services eastward. The company has announced a site in Waynesboro, Virginia. The new location supports Raven’s Engineered...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

Landfill Design in the Age of Sustainable Development

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In April, the inaugural Geo-U training and networking event will be held in Austin, Texas. Four concurrent engineering courses will take place 8 –...

Geo-U 2020 Offers 5 High-Level Geosynthetics Courses

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected...
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In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Koerner and Paula Koerner

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By Chris Kelsey – The engineering community is mourning the loss of two of its most influential champions: Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Pauline...
IGS Barcelona Workshops

Barcelona Workshops Focus on Soil Reinforcement and Barrier Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society's Technical Committees on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and Barrier Systems (TC-B) will gather IGS members and affiliated geotechnical professionals in Barcelona...
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures Course

How Reinforced Soil Is Transforming India’s Infrastructure

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) are transforming India’s transportation networks, commercial construction options, and much more. These reinforcement materials and designs enable more sustainable...
TechFab India New Website

TechFab India Unveils New Site and Video Channel

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One of the most diverse geosynthetics manufacturing entities in the world, TechFab India, has launched a significantly updated design to its website. The company...

Kevin Vaughan to Speak on Inverted Pavements at GAP 2019

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

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The Relative Sustainability Case for Geosynthetics in Roadways

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The Geosynthetic Institute opened 2019 with its White Paper 41: “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.”...
GeoAsia 7 - Taipei

GeoAsia 7 Will Focus on Hazards, Innovation, and Sustainability

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GeoAsia 7 -- the 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics -- will be held 1 - 5 March 2021 at Taipei International Convention Center...
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Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet...
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