5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. The dynamic community of attendees includes leading practitioners, companies, and agencies in waste management, environmental...
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Geosynthetica Founder Ian Peggs Retires from I-CORP

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

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

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

The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected as the destination. With Geo-U 2020, four high-level, two-day geosynthetics short courses will...
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In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Koerner and Paula Koerner

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

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

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

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

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

GAP 2019 – Connecting Three Transportation Disciplines

Three Major Transportation Disciplines, Three Co-Chairs Representing Diverse Infrastructure. Nearly three years ago, a discussion emerged around the geostructural aspects of pavements, railways, and airfields....
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New Logo Contest from IGS Young Members Committee

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Members Committee has opened a competition for a new logo design. A couple prizes are in play for...
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Strata Earns GAI-LAP Accreditation at New Center in India

The Indian geosynthetics manufacturing industry has grown substantially in recent years, both for domestic projects and exports. Strata, which is well-known internationally for its...
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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...
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ESI Acquires Patriot Environmental, Enhances Oil and Gas Expertise

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest contracted installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, is getting bigger. The company announced...
ASTM D35 Awards in Denver

A Family Theme Inspires ASTM D35 Awards in Denver

ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics held its mid-year committee week 5 – 7 June 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The D35 awards reception served as an...
High-Strength Uniaxial Geogrid from NAUE - Secugrid HS

A New Geogrid Line and Global Market Honor for NAUE

In recent years, NAUE has truly staked its claim as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of geosynthetics through a series of high-impact activities....
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11 МКГ продлила срок подачи презентационных работ для молодых членов IGS до 31 октября

С 16 по 21 сентября 2018 года в городе Сеул, Южная Корея, пройдёт 11 международная конференция по геосинтетике. Организатором конференции является Корейский филиал геосинтетического...

GSE Announces More "Geosynthetics 4 Success" Seminars

GSE will continue its popular series of "Geosynthetics 4 Success" technical seminars at three sites between September and November. On September 28, the day-long seminar will be held at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia and focus on the use of geosynthetics in coal ash, solid waste, hazardous waste, and liquid containment applications. On October 13, seminar arrives at the Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a focus on the latest developments in geosynthetics and the use of geosynthetics in the shale gas and coal ash containment applications. November 3 will feature a session in Charlotte, North Carolina, but details are not yet available. Learn more.

ESCN Update

Land and Water magazine’s Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) weekly broadcast is available. Lead anchor Lucas Starbuck reports on the latest news impacting the erosion and sediment control field. This week's stories: Profile Products' new BioCover ADC; an interview with Laurie Honnigford on the QDOR program; QDOR Product Submission; a tour of ESCN's new website; and Jerry Fifield's Tip of the Week. Read more about it.

ESCN Update

A great deal is changing with Land and Water Magazine's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv). The weekly broadcast is changing hosts, as Lucas Starbuck has replaced James Ridgway and Lindsay Winter has announced she's leaving to have a baby. This week's broadcast includes stories on the IECA / Wal-Mart partnership, Beth Chesson's cure for the muddy water blues, slope stabilization, and more. Read about the broadcast.

Call for Papers Updates

The bi-weekly Call for Papers Update has added Waterpower XVI. Other reminders in the call include GeoAfrica 2009, the 9th International Conference on Geosynthethics (9ICG) and more.

EDANA Elections

Catherine Lennon of EDANA, a Brussels-based nonwovens association with interests the include the geotextile market, reports on the association's elections of chairman, vice-chairman and board.

PGI Short Course Wrap-Up

The first of two PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) short course offerings occurred on June 17 in Columbus, Ohio. The second session of the popular "Constructing with GCLs and PVC Geomembranes" course is being conducted today, June 19, in Cambridge, Ontario. Read a review of the events from Columbus.

North American Green Introduces HydraCM Bonded Fiber Matrix

North American Green has introduced the HydraCM Bonded Fiber Matrix, the mid-level product in the company's HydraMatriCx line of straw/cotton-fiber, hydraulic erosion control products. HydraCM was developed in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cotton Incorporated. Read more….

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Estimation of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves in Fouled Ballast

Dr. Stacey Kulesza, P.E., Robert Sherwood, and Dr. Michelle Berry, P.E. exam fouled ballast and soil-water characteristic curves, in this latest share from the...
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Unique Project Showcases Interior Design with Geocells

If you visit a geosynthetic manufacturing center, distribution warehouse, or job site, you’ll often find unique uses of the materials. Installers might use extra...
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Wilke Joins GeoU 2020 Stormwater Course as Instructor

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...