Solmax Unifies Its Global Identity under One Name

Solmax Unifies Its Global Brand under One Name

When Solmax announced its acquisition of GSE Environmental in December 2017, the geosynthetics field and containment market professionals were unsure of how to interpret...
ClosureTurf Final Cover Systems from AGRU America

10 Years Ago, Watershed Geo Significantly Changed Closure Applications

A decade ago, options in closure applications changed dramatically with the debut of two unique systems: one was an exposed membrane with thin-film photovoltaic...
Presto Geosystems Releases a Porous Pavement Design Assistant

How to Reduce Stormwater Infrastructure with Porous Pavers

Porous pavement solutions have drawn considerable interest in communities for the green engineering benefits they provide. Grass and gravel porous pavers can greatly reduce...
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Interview: Elizabeth Peggs on IGS Two for a Few

At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), the International Geosynthetics Society recorded another “Two for a Few” interviews, which brings together...
GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

GAP 2019 Extends Abstracts Deadline to February 15

The growing field of transportation geotechnics will be the focus of the inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019). The event,  managed...
MAXConference Expands the Scope of Its Geosynthetics Event

MAXConference Expands the Scope of Its Geosynthetics Event

MAXConference will continue its annual series of transportation-related events with a strong incorporation of geosynthetic materials. From 12 – 13 March 2019, the group...
Geotechnical Aspects of Embankment Dams Workshop

Geotechnical Aspects of Embankment Dams Workshop

One of 2019’s signature geotechnical engineering events is the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event will...
I-CORP 2018 Year in Review in Geosynthetics

I-CORP on 2018’s Most Interesting and On-Going Projects

Dr. Ian Peggs, PE, PEng, started an international print newsletter in the 1990s. That publication, Industry Insight, evolved out of its print format and...
Titan Times 2018 – Clean Energy, Large Projects, Company Expansion

Titan Times 2018 – Clean Energy, Large Projects, Company Expansion

In its Titan Times 2018 Year in Review magazine, Titan Environmental delivers a strong account of geosynthetic growth for its company and the geotechnical field in...
Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Studies at KU, OSU

Railway Ballast Stabilization with Geocell at Bridge Approaches

A portion of a railway track in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had been a high maintenance area for many years due to the impact loads...
H2Ri Wicking Geotextiles from TenCate

Wicking Geotextiles Getting Noticed by US DOTs

Roughly eight years ago, TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in a now well-studied project along Alaska’s Dalton Highway. The road served as the only ground...
Needlepunched Biomat from Machina-TST

Machina Turns Its Tech to a Needlepunched Biomat

Machina-TST has grown quickly behind lines of geotextiles, geogrids, geocomposites, and turf reinforcement mats. Now, it’s turning its manufacturing technical knowledge to erosion control...
Educate the Educators - IGS

ACIGS Bringing IGS Educate the Educators to Australia

The International Geosynthetics Society’s Educate the Educators program has had a substantial and beneficial impact on college-level geotechnical and civil engineering programs. EtE workshops...
Reinforced Soil Wall Supports 1000 Ton Crane Working Platform

Phil McGoldrick on Value Engineered Systems and Tripling Production

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,...
Kerry Rowe Mercer Lecture Schedule Announced

Kerry Rowe Mercer Lecture Schedule Announced

Dr. Kerry Rowe has been selected to deliver the 2019-2020 Mercer Lecture. The biennial lecture series honors the late Dr. Brian Mercer, the inventor...
Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

Geofabrics Earns Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions

Congratulations are due to Geofabrics, which has earned a 2018 AusTrade Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions. The company, which manufacturers geosynthetics and provides...
GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

GAP 2019 Abstracts Call: FHWA, FAA, FRA, USACE, and You

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event,...
Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads - WEBINAR

Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads – WEBINAR

On December 4, Dr. Jie Han (University of Kansas) will present the next IGS North America webinar. His topic: "Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and...
MSE Expert David Butchart Joins Earth Wall Products

MSE Expert David Butchart Joins Earth Wall Products

David Butchart has returned to the geotechnical engineering field in a new business development and strategy role with Earth Wall Products, LLC. The company...
PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

By Namrata Bichewar – Prefabricated vertical drains are geocomposite drainage materials with an inner core of polypropylene wrapped in a nonwoven geotextile filter fabric....
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IGS North America Extends Service Award Nominations to December 3

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has established an Excellence in Service Award to recognize members who have...

Select Abstracts from the Berlin 2 Geomembrane Workshop

The Berlin 2 geomembrane workshop, held 26 September 2014 in Germany, gathered engineering experts from around the world and who represented multiple perspectives in...
Titan’s TE Geogrids and Growth Getting Notice

Titan’s TE Geogrids and Reinforcement Growth Continues

The geosynthetics industry’s global growth has drawn the interest of an increasing number of market research organizations. Reporte’s latest analysis of the world geogrid...
Mine Haul Roads on Composite Geogrids in Northern Ontario

Mine Haul Roads on Composite Geogrids in Northern Ontario

Mines depend on consistent access for site safety, operational efficiency, and profitability. Delays in access can quickly cost active mines millions of dollars in...
Concrete Reinforcement Geogrid Excels in Calgary Project

Concrete Reinforcement Geogrid Excels in Calgary Project

The City of Calgary wanted to reduce construction and maintenance costs of concrete pedestrian sidewalks. The traditional approach used by the city was to...

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Protecting the Gas Processing Plant Railway Embankment

Zornberg and Tutumluer Lead GAP 2019 Geosynthetics Short Course

Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields (GAP 2019) is an interdisciplinary transportation engineering forum designed to foster communication between the three primary transportation...
Presto Geosystems Business Development Manager

Presto Geosystems Seeks Technical Manager

Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the...
IGS Prague Workshops on Stabilization and Hydraulics

IGS Prague Workshops Cover Stabilization and Hydraulics

The International Geosynthetics Society will hold back-to-back workshops 10 – 13 November 2019 in Prague. The events are being organized by the IGS Technical...
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