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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...

Geostructural Characterization of Foundation Materials Using Automated Plate Load Testing

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Structural design of highway or airfield pavements or railroads involves assumption of key mechanistic parameter values such as resilient modulus, modulus of subgrade reaction, dynamic modulus, and track modulus....

Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Geosynthetic Dewatering Tubes

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An extraordinary volume of sediment must be removed from waterways each year to enable safe navigation and effective port operations. Maintenance dredging and environmental remediation measures drive the sediment...
Photo of Restaurant Interior Design with Geocells

Unique Project Showcases Interior Design with Geocells

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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 scraps of HDPE to weld...
EcoLine brand image from HUESKER

EcoLine Delivers Durability in a Recycled PET Fiber Product

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Welcome to a new Geosynthetica series on manufacturing and innovation! We begin with the first of a few looks at how geosynthetic companies are engineering greener products. HUESKER’s EcoLine...
Crushed base course production

Development of a 3/4-Inch Minus Crushed Base Course Specification

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In the latest addition to our continuing series of articles developed out of the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference proceedings, we follow Eli Cuelho, a senior engineer with TRI...
U.S. Air Force of C-130 on runway, photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released

Evaluation of Geocell Reinforced Backfill for Airfield Pavement Repair

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In this latest sharing of work from the GAP 2019 conference--Geosynthetica published GAP's proceedings--Lyan Garcia and Jeb Tingle of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) share...
Deformation Behavior Feature Image - From Figure 1

Permanent and Resilient Deformation Behavior of Geogrid-Stabilized and Unstabilized Pavement Bases

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Prajwol Tamrakar, Mark H. Wayne, and David J. White present field tests and results with Automated Plate Load Testing (APLT) to determine the permanent and resilient deformation behavior of...
US Air Force photo of airfield inspection

Assessment of Historical Army Airfield Pavement Condition Data

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This article is a version of a paper included in the peer-reviewed proceedings from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, which was managed by Geosynthetica's publisher Minerva TRI. Here,...
Coated GCL installation image from Australia

Coated GCLs Growing in Australian Landfill Designs

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The City of Townsville in northern Queensland is Australia’s largest urban center north of the Sunshine Coast. The local Waste Services Department serves nearly 200,000 residents. When the time...
Pavement image, moving vehicle perspective

The Benefits of Accelerated Pavement Testing on Infrastructure

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One of the key takeaways from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference (November 2019, Colorado Springs) was the vital role testing plays in the design and performance of geotechnical...
Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

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The flood disaster of 1997 made a deep impression on many Germans. The Oder and Morava river basins flooded, and the waters spread through regions of the Czech Republic,...
Propex Pyramat Carbon Footprint Verified - Installation Image

Verifying the Carbon Footprint of a Turf Reinforcement Mat

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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...
Raven’s New 7-Layer Extrusion Line Enhances VOC Barriers

Raven’s New 7-Layer Extrusion Line Enhances VOC Barriers

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Raven Industries boasts a strong track record of manufacturing innovations and especially in regard to multi-layer barrier materials for geotechnical applications. The company has announced another advance in 7-layer extrusion....

The Importance of Packaging Systems in Geosynthetic Quality

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Frequently, articles, brochures, podcasts, and other communications highlight the importance of various quality control and quality assurance steps in geosynthetics. These steps take place in the selection of raw...
Oil and Gas Pipeline Protection - Solmax RockArmour

Solmax Enhances Oil and Gas Pipeline Protection

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Through a partnership with Rock Armour LLC, Solmax is furthering its presence in the oil and gas market. The company has unveiled an innovative rockshield pipeline protection solution for...

Underwriters Featured

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The forthcoming issue of Land & Water will feature a generic article on canal lining geosynthetics. The article, "Smarter Infrastructures" by Chris Kelsey, offers a general introduction to types of liner materials.

Biobarrier Technology Celebrates 20 Years of Safely Protecting Structures and Landscapes from Root Intrusion

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Since 1986, Biobarrier® has been the product of choice for re-directing tree and shrub roots from walls, sidewalks, foundations and landscapes. Biobarrier Root Control System is placed in a trench between roots and the area to be protected and is guaranteed for 15 years. “ When we introduced Biobarrier, it was a different kind of product for the market,” said Jerry Dunaway, Biobarrier sales manager. “It still is unlike anything else. We think it is also the most effective and cost-efficient method of inhibiting root growth. For example, it generally costs about $900 to replace 15 linear feet of 4-foot-wide sidewalk. Using Biobarrier along that same stretch of sidewalk costs less than $50.”

Buyers' Guide

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GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

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