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Rob Mcilwraith and an International Life in Geosynthetics

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What started as a very occasional podcast has quickly turned into a regular series from Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates). Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast, which features short video interviews,...
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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...
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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...
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3-Minute Podcast Update: Virtual Events

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Geosynthetica's editor Chris Kelsey checks in on the growth of virtual events. This is the GeoUpdate from GeoTalk for May 27. With the spread of the COVID virus around the...
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Siamak Paulson Checks in with Kent von Maubeuge

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Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates) hosts a podcast on geosynthetics. In the latest episode, he interviews industry veteran Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE). Other episodes available on Siamak's YouTube...
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...

Siamak Paulson’s Podcast Checks In with Boyd Ramsey

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Over the past four months, Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates) has hosted an occasional podcast, the eponymously named Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast. Siamak interviews experts in the field in...
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The GeoTalk Podcast Wants to Interview YOU

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica’s Senior Editor...
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Phil McGoldrick on Value Engineered Systems and Tripling Production

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Geosynthetica second season of the GeoTalk pocast series has begun! Editor-in-Chief Chris Kelsey sits down with globe-trotting industry veteran Phil McGoldrick. With Strata Geosystems, he has been a key...
PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Willilams

PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Williams

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In this episode of GeoTalk, we check in with Tom Williams, a 40-year veteran of disturbed land reclamation work, much of which has been in connection with mining. Mining activities...
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PODCAST: The Rise of ClosureTurf® in Final Cover Systems

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Landfill engineering has advanced significantly over the past 35 years. Geosynthetic lining, capping, and final cover systems have had a lot to do with the tremendous success landfill operators...
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PODCAST: The Coming Wave of Biogeotechnical Engineering

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Biogeotechnical engineering is adding enzymes, microbes, and much more to the engineer's toolbox Geosynthetics have achieved some remarkable levels of performance in infrastructure. They play a big role, but they...
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PODCAST: The Push towards Reinvention in Geomembranes

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Many infrastructure applications rely upon geosynthetic barriers. Over time, we’ve seen the specification of 40 or 60-mil black high-density polyethylene geomembranes become so common that black HDPE can feel...
How RUSLE 2 Benefits Ag, Mining, Urban Design, and Other Sectors

How RUSLE2 Benefits Ag, Mining, Urban Design, and Other Sectors

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Nearly 80 years of erosion data in the United States informs the massive RUSLE2 database, led by the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. In this episode,...
6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge

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The Alaska Department of Transportation brought a specific engineering challenge to TenCate Geosynthetics: the need to enhance lateral drainage from roadway subgrades to minimize frost boils. The company came...
Improving Waterways, Coastlines, and Marine Habitats with Geosynthetics

PODCAST: Improving Waterways and Coasts with Geosynthetics

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Waterway health and coastal resiliency are some of the most highly debated topics in infrastructure, as work or lack of addressing an issue in one locality can greatly impact...

PODCAST: Creating Strong Environmental Programs

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Infrastructure projects often shape our futures for the better, but they can also be tremendous sources of pollution—especially without proper attention to erosion and sediment control—and lead to poor...
Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems

PODCAST: Proper Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Barrier Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has seen a strong increase geomembrane performance debate. The topics have looked roundly at performance in exposed environments, in buried service conditions (e.g., landfill lining),...
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PODCAST: Bob Mackey on the State of Geosynthetics Education

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A few years ago, the International Geosynthetics Society revived its Educate the Educators program. The initiative was developed in the early 1990s to help educate engineers, regulators, and academics...
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PODCAST: Perspectives on Puncture Protection for Landfill Lining Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has often been defined by how these materials improve the performance and economics of a particular site or application. One of the ways that geosynthetics...
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PODCAST: Zornberg on Differing MSE Design Frameworks

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Mechanically stabilized earth walls have been the subject of the most read stories on Geosynthetica this year and a few of the most read stories in 2016 as well....
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PODCAST: George Koerner on Exposed Geomembrane Performance

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Updated 10 August 2020: George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, had the honor in 2017 of delivering the first Koerner Lecture. The series is named in honor of...
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PODCAST: Pullout Anchor Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control

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Jay Sprague of the South Carolina-based Denver Down Research Facility took on a private client’s pullout anchor testing questions with erosion and sediment control systems and components. The results...
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Effective Education for Erosion and Sediment Control System Adoption

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Erosion and sediment control advances have produced enormously beneficial results, in infrastructure performance and economics; yet, rates of erosion and sediment control system adoption rates have lagged behind the...
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PODCAST: Leap Frog Ideas for Low Impact Development

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How do we create a more water-centric infrastructure? That’s a question LimnoTech senior engineer Dr. Daniel Medina, P.E., D.WRE addresses in his work. Low impact development strategies are very...
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