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Eagle Creek Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Photo by Christian Roberts-Olsen via Shutterstock standard license.

The GeoWire for the Week of September 14

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 14. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT It's hard to look at much else...
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GeoAmericas 2020 Online Agenda Lives Up to the Hype

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The 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics is also the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The organizes have released the GeoAmericas 2020 agenda. It is, as...
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...
solar farms installation photo for August 3 GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 3

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 3. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The 6.5-mile-long rainwater drainage tunnel in Hong...
Geosynthetica's GeoTalk Podcast

2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

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The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey, the podcast covers innovation, design, technology, standards, and other advances shaping the...
GeoVirtual 2020 Logo from CGS

CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

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The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference was to be held in Calgary this September, but the local organizing committee made the decision to reschedule the in-person GeoCalgary for 2022....
Anaerobic digester failure on Geosynthetica

Was the Geosynthetics Risk Management Program Proposed Too Soon?

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In 2003, Geosynthetica and Dr. Ian Peggs of I-CORP International began to agitate for the creation of an industry-wide movement on risk management in geosynthetic projects. The initial efforts...
Photo of Presto Geosystems ATRA® Key Connecting Device in Use

Presto Addresses Potential Patent Infringement of ATRA® Key

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Oscar Wilde often gets credit for the phrase “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” though Wilde was merely building upon an aphorism popularized earlier in the 19th century...
Dipole Survey

Geomembrane CQA: When Should a Liner Integrity Survey Be Performed?

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Geosynthetica has reached a major milestone: its 20th anniversary of delivering geosynthetics stories! In internet years, that’s a long, long time. The publication was founded by Dr. Ian D....
Craig Benson on CETCO Tech Talk

VIDEO: Bentonite Swell Index Test and Hydraulic Conductivity

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CETCO's Tech Talk video series shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. Here, and in less than three minutes, Dr. Craig Benson explains how a swell index...

Dealing with Containment Project Delays: Free Webinar March 27

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The spread of COVID-19 around the world is directly impacting geosynthetic containment projects. A number of project delays are being reported, either related to available personnel/materials or to temporary...

The Use of Geosynthetics in Mining Works

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The use of geosynthetics in mining operations grows annually, as mining companies focus on the technical and economic advantages of geosynthetics. These materials have enabled more efficient barriers, stronger...
Bituminous geomembrane QC near the Arctic Circle

An Arctic Project: QC and Leak Location of a Bituminous Liner

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of stories, we look back at the GeoAmericas 2016 project story of how Groupe Alphard utilized electrical leak location (ELL) surveys...
Image of Rapid Crack Propagation across a Geomembrane

Cold Weather Watch: Rapid Crack Propagation in Geomembranes

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By Ian D. Peggs and Chris Kelsey – Low temperatures, fast-dropping temperatures, and strong winds can provide the ideal conditions for rapid crack propagation (RCP)—“shattering”—in exposed high-density polyethylene...
TVA image of Kingston coal ash spill, which Robert Bachus will speak about

Bachus on Dam Failures, Coal Ash, and Mine Tailings

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When the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gathers for its January 2020 meeting, Geosyntec’s Dr. Robert Bachus, P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will be the...
Well pad construction image

Reducing Well Pad Construction and Maintenance Costs

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By John D. Herrmann; Bruce A. Lacina, P.E.; and Monte Madsen – Oil and gas producers have uncovered many challenges when constructing well pads and access roads. Drill rigs...
Foundation Security with Geogrids at UNESCO Site

Foundation Security for UNESCO Site in Northern France

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The Cité des Electriciens is the oldest mining place in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the northern most area of France. Mining activities and homes for mining workers were present from the 1850s...

Lining a Nevada Tailings Storage Facility Pond

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AGRU’s latest video story focuses on a tailings storage facility in northern Nevada. The site utilized a textured geomembrane (AGRU MicroSpike) in a three-phase expansion. View the story above....
GeoAmericas 2020 - Brazil

GeoAmericas 2020 Extends Abstracts Deadline to May 26

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be held 26 – 29 April 2020 in historic Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The...
Photo of GCCM Installation at Zinc and Copper Mine

Titan Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Concrete Canvas in Canada

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Titan Environmental Containment has been on a sharp growth trajectory in geosynthetics over the past few years through product development and facility expansion initiatives. Now, the company is linking...
Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

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The largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, Environmental Specialties International, has added Ryan Bunch to its team as Project Manager. Bunch brings something quite...
Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI’s Project Management

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The largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, Environmental Specialties International, has added Ryan Bunch to its team as Project Manager. Bunch brings something quite...
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...
MoDNR to Host September CQA Week Courses

Register Now for Essential Containment Systems Courses

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When CQA Week attendees gather in Austin, Texas 7 - 12 April 2019, they'll have four high-end courses to choose from and two key certification opportunities. Two of the...
Tengiz Oil Fields Expansion with Machina High-Strength Geotextiles

Tengiz Oil Field Expansion Supported by High-Strength Geotextiles

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Tengiz is an oil and gas field in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan, 350 km southeast of the city of Atyrau. Since 1991, Tengiz’s oil and gas processing plant...
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