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Secutex Green, 100% biodegradable nonwoven from NAUE

PODCAST: Fully Biodegradable Materials Mimic Geosynthetics

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Geosynthetic materials are renowned for their sustainability qualities. One of the ways in which the geosynthetics field really excels here is through constant innovation in the manufacturing process. It's that...
Boyd Ramsey Opens Engineering Consultancy

ACIGS Webinar: Ethics in Geosynthetics, January 28

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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...
Aerial image of pond array being lined, from Solmax Leak Location Suite video.

Solmax Unveils Leak Location Suite

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, including with conductive lining systems that can enhance site quality assurance. The company is now expanding options for...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

IGS and GSI Launch Database of Geosynthetic Barrier Guidelines

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), has launched a database to track global guidelines and regulations that govern...
HafenCity Hamburg construction photo from NAUE Group

Webinar: Piled Embankments and Geogrids

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The NAUE Academy puts engineering knowledge at your fingertips through its series of webinars on geotechnical solutions. The free, live webinars address a wide-range of topics in which geosynthetics...
Image of white Secutex Green sustainable geotextile installed along streambanks with trees and a footbridge in the background

Sustainable Geotextiles to Be Showcased in October 22 Webinar

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The field of geosynthetics was created in many respects by manufacturers. It was manufacturers that put forth many of the engineering ideas, funded early research, supported pilot projects, innovated...
Illustration from Solmax Drainage Tool showing various geosynthetic drainage points in a designed cell

New Drainage Tool Combines Simple Interface and Technical Muscle

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Solmax has unveiled a new online drainage design manual with significant design and specification functionality. Hosted on its own website, the Geosynthetic Drainage Tool provides project engineers with the...
Black and white image of old typewriter with the words SNEAK PEEK typed in the center of the frame. Photo by Mohd KhairilX via Shutterstock license.

October Preview: GeoAmericas, Sustainability, Geosynthetics

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The month of October offers plenty of playoff baseball for Geosynthetica's editor to obsess over in his free time (while his wife rolls her eyes and his daughter uses...
GeoVirtual 2020 Logo from CGS

REMINDER: Register Now for GeoVirtual 2020

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"Resilience and Innovation" is the perfect theme for this year's annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Originally scheduled for Winnipeg, the organizers moved the conference online to provide...

VIDEO: Sludge Lagoon Remediation with Geosynthetics

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Sludge lagoons can develop naturally along waterways, but many of the most sensitive ones are a byproduct of and a challenge to numerous man-made activities and industries: large-scale dredging...
Chemicals image for PFAS story

Video: ACIGS and Bouazza on PFAS and Geosynthetics

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The movement for greater open sharing of engineering technical information, particularly in geosynthetics, continues to grow. One of the champions has been the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics...
Editorial landfill construction image for GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 10

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 10. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Northern Illinois University and Argonne have engineered...
Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

Benson Headlines Geosynthetic Clay Liner Webinar Series

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Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Still, they are not necessarily well understood by the larger geotechnical design...
Dewatering tube photo from Tencate

Dewatering Tubes Solve Stormwater Blockage in Brisbane River

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Geotextile tubes are used in a wide variety of applications, such as coastal protection, flood defense, industrial processing, wastewater treatment, and dewatering. The use of dewatering tubes is quite...
Geothermal energy photo from Iceland

VIDEO: Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications

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International Geosynthetics Society - North America (IGS-NA) president Dr. John McCartney delivered an hour-long lecture on "Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications." The talk was streamed live on YouTube...

ERDC’s Wildfire Response and Debris Flow Modeling Has Enormous Potential

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Two years ago, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) held its annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California. The gathering occurred just after what had been a brutal...
Huesker composite materials image

Composite Materials Are Changing Conversations in Geosynthetics

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Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey checks in with Lilma Schimmel, Head of Engineering for HUESKER North America. The company has a long history with geosynthetic composites. Market interest in enhancing...
Photo of Divers in Natural Reefs

Restoring Reefs with Geosynthetics

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After spending a number of years working in Australia’s geosynthetics engineering field, American Joseph Little returned to the States and founded the environmental engineering consultancy firm, Little Environments PLLC...
Habitat creation and artificial islands

An Artificial Island Ringed with Geosynthetics

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It’s long been said that investing in land is smart because “they aren’t making more of it.” In general, this is true. Mitigation strategies create more habitat, but not...
GCLs Continue to Influence Barrier Designs

INTERVIEW: Kent von Maubeuge on Multi-Component GCLs

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While geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are composite materials by design, the newer wave of multi-component GCLs are enhancing the performance of GCLs in a range of applications in a...

Nathalie Touze’s Full Giroud Lecture

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The International Geosynthetics Society Vice President, Dr. Nathalie Touze, delivered an inspiring Giroud Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul). The lecture’s topic was “Healing...

The Dirt Hotel That’s Cleaning Contaminated Antarctic Soils

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The Australian Antarctic Division has been involved in exceptional soil remediation works at Casey Station. Fuel spills have occurred at the site over the years. Very large volumes of...

High-Tenacity Polyester Linear Strips in Non-Standard MSE Structures

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Extensible geostrip or strap reinforcement has been a fascinating topic in reinforced soil discussions, particularly over the past five years. It’s an older reinforcement technology, with inextensible metallic strip...

AGRU CleanSeam Protects Geomembrane Weld Edges in the Field

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Geosynthetica’s Manufacturing & Innovation Series continues with AGRU CleanSeam™, a simple concept but a unique solution to further improve geomembrane installation quality. A LEADING EDGE Certain geomembrane types must be seamed...

New Website from Solmax Highlights an Expanding Field

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The saying goes that “hindsight is 20/20.” The year 2020, however, is shaping up to be one of significant foresight. Solmax’s new website is a great example. The redesign adds...
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