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Geosynthetics Leadership: The 19th IGS Council

In June, the results of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Council elections were announced. Since that announcement, the IGS Council has officially passed tasks and responsibilities from the 18th...
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ACIGS Webinar: Ethics in Geosynthetics, January 28

The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) has quickly become one of the most active chapters in the world. One of its key outreach initiatives has been...
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Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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...
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12 ICG Moves to September 2023

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 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 20 – 23 January 2020...
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. The company has invested significantly...
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EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2022

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...
International Geosynthetics Society

IGS Council Continues to Be Tremendously International

One of the hallmarks of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is its truly international character. The IGS is supported by roughly 4000 members, 150+ corporate members, and 40+ chapters...
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The GeoWire for the Week of July 27

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 27. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS In the battle of Salmon vs. Gold,...
Photo of the mega fish farm pond array in Port Said, Egypt

Solmax Acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

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...
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Geosynthetica Celebrates 20 Years in Geosynthetics

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the geosynthetics field. The material science has advanced substantially, such as with composite technologies and the temperatures at which...
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 inspiring highlight, with multiple honors...
Titan Environmental Expands

Titan Environmental Expands US Operations

In 2015, Geosynthetica wrote about the expanding US market of Titan Environmental. The Canada-founded entity grew substantially in its first decade, moving quickly from a small team focused on...

Address Change

G.N. Richardson & Associates, who specialize in engineering and geological consulting services focusing on solid, hazardous, and industrial waste management, has moved its office. The new address is 14 N. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603. Their phone, fax, and e-mail remain the same.
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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 Films Division in providing faster...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates from March to 22 – 26 November 2021. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, posted...

New Koerner's Korner

Please follow the link to read Installment 8 of Koerner's Korner. Bob Koerner reports on GSI's presentations on GCLs and geotubes, and a trip to the U.K.
Propex Pyramat Carbon Footprint Verified - Installation Image

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...

APWA Conference Review

Lara Peggs reports on the "Best Show in Public Works" 2005 in Minneapolis, MN. The conference was a huge success - but how did geosynthetics fare?

New Position

Peter Bond is the new Director of Sales at Stevens Geomembranes.

von Maubeuge to Speak at Waterproof Membranes 2022

AMI’s Waterproof Membranes annual conference returns 7 – 9 November 2022 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. The single-track, international conference focuses on market dynamics, technical innovations, manufacturing,...

Conference Review

As a partner organization to IECA's Annual Conference, EC06, geosynthetica arrived at the Conference on Tuesday evening to set up a booth in the Exposition Hall, which, this year, held ~170 exhbitors in the Long Beach, CA. Convention Center, February 20-24, 2006…

ASTM International Signs MOU with Standardization Administration of China Global Trade to Be Facilitated

For the first time, a leading standards development organization based in the United States has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the national standards body of China. This historic event occurred on August 20 in Beijing when senior officials from ASTM International and the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) signed an MOU to strengthen the relationship between the two standards organizations. The MOU was signed by ASTM International President James A. Thomas and SAC Vice Administrator Zhang Yanhua. Witnesses included SAC Administrator Li Zhonghai and Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ben Wu. The signing, along with participation in standardization workshops held in Beijing earlier that week, is the latest event in ASTM's ongoing involvement in Chinese standardization. The MOU will enhance the ability of SAC and ASTM International to support the needs of the Chinese people and aid in the development of Chinese national standards for health, safety, and the environment. Following the signing, President Thomas stated, "ASTM standards have a century of history in the world's marketplace helping to ensure good quality products and accurate testing procedures. With China's trade topping $400 billion for both imports and exports in 2003, standards are of the utmost importance. The signing of this MOU with the SAC is a great step forward to encouraging greater access to ASTM standards in China as well as a bigger voice by Chinese experts in the content of ASTM standards." ASTM International and SAC agreed to explore cooperation opportunities for standards development in areas of mutual interest; promote communication and knowledge between the two organizations; and promote greater Chinese participation into the ASTM standards development process. Part of the MOU agreement involves ASTM annually providing the full collection of ASTM standards to SAC; jointly sponsoring standards and training programs; providing participating membership to representatives of SAC on ASTM technical committees; and providing internship programs for SAC experts to come to ASTM International Headquarters for extended study of the ASTM International standards development process. In return, SAC will promote the acceptance and use of ASTM standards in China; utilize the resources of ASTM International to develop Chinese National Standards and reference ASTM standards where applicable in Chinese National Standards; provide access to current ASTM standards including a link to ASTM International's website on the SAC home page. SAC will also facilitate connections between Chinese technical experts and ASTM International technical committees to ensure that the standards meet the needs of Chinese industry. ASTM International has had a presence in China for many years. Its involvement includes agreements with other standards organizations including the Chinese National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) and the Shanghai Institute of Standardization (SIS). In addition, ASTM has published an annual Chinese version of its magazine, Standardization News, as a joint venture with the China Association for Standardization (CAS) since 1991. SAC currently reports that it uses nearly 500 ASTM standards as the basis for its national standards in China. The spirit of cooperation continued during the week of the MOU signing with ASTM International's participation in the 2004 U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Workshop, also held in Beijing. The workshop featured presentations from ASTM committee members on current market realities in the global steel market and on standards for gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuels. Established in 1898, ASTM International is an open forum for the development of high quality, market relevant international standards used around the globe.

IAGI 2003 Membership Directory Now Available

The 2003 International Association of Geosynthetic Installers Membership Directory is now available in .pdf format. The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers strives to provide a forum for geosynthetic installers to advance installation and construction techniques, and to strengthen the knowledge, image and communication within the industry. Part A - Editorial, IAGI Board Members, Installers (.pdf 439 KB) and Part B - Manufacturers and Distributors, Technical Services, Membership Directory, Ad Index
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...