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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...
Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

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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...

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...
Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

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...
Concrete Canvas Tech Note on GCCM and ASTM D8364

How to Specify GCCM Materials with ASTM D8364

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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...
Solmax PolyLock profile

Solmax Enhances Geosynthetics Profile Line for EMEA Market

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Solmax continues its extraordinary growth, this time through expanding the manufacturing capabilities at its state-of-the-art geosynthetics plant in Rechlin, Germany. The line enhancements, recently announced by the company, will...
HUESKER HaTelit asphalt reinforcement installation image

A Golden Anniversary for HaTelit Asphalt Reinforcement

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Through high-level research, testing, and projects, the geosynthetics field is constantly building its durability record for materials and applications. HUESKER is marking another sort of durability anniversary: the success...

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...
Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.

12 ICG Moves to September 2023

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Organizers of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) have announced a major scheduling change. The quadrennial signature event of the International Geosynthetics Society is moving a year to...

IGS Sustainability eBook Available in Six Languages

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Last year, the International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development...
Photo of the mega fish farm pond array in Port Said, Egypt

Solmax Acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

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Well, this is a surprise! Montreal-based Solmax, which was already a global leader in geosynthetics when it acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017, has engineered another significant acquisition. The...
Kent von Maubeuge

Kent von Maubeuge Celebrates 30 Years at NAUE

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Geosynthetica congratulates Kent von Maubeuge for 30 years in geosynthetics with NAUE! Kent joined the international company in April 1991, not long after the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) had...
Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Concrete Canvas

Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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Today marks an important, new chapter for Concrete Canvas Ltd. The company has been very active globally in the geosynthetic barriers market, establishing offices, distributor relationships, and signature projects...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Online Geosynthetics CQA Week Training, May 10 – 14

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 10 - 14 May 2021 in an online format. The live, online format has been a quick success,...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

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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Two Geosynthetics Business Moves: NAUE, BontexGeo

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Last week, many in the geosynthetics field were participating in virtual panel discussions and special sessions with the online Geosynthetics Conference. Two geosynthetics business moves were announced during the...
Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.

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...
Close up of fabric on a Concrete Canvas product

The Patent Dispute between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent Continues

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For three years, a patent dispute has played out between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent over the latter company's material Tiltex™. Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd. is the inventor of Concrete...
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