Berlin 2 Geomembrane Workshop

Berlin 2 Final Report Seeks End of Life Protocol for HDPE Geomembranes

Immediately following 2014's 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2014, Berlin), a high-level, one-day workshop on exposed HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM,...
Nonwoven geotextile products are used widely in construction for protection, drainage, filtration, soil separation, etc. Demand for nonwoven geotextile materials has grown, and TenCate Geosynthetics Americas—one of the world’s largest producers—has responded with the commission of a significant new line. TENCATE EXPANDS NONWOVEN GEOTEXTILE PRODUCTION At the company’s Jefferson, Georgia facility, TenCate has installed a state-of-the-art high-quality nonwovens line. The investment includes advanced fiber distribution capabilities to create a uniquely consistent product in appearance and finished roll dimension. It also uses the largest card/cross lapper in the staple fiber geosynthetics industry for the production of both polypropylene and polyester geotextiles. “We are excited to announce this production expansion is now operational,” said John Henderson, P.E., President of TenCate Geosynthetics Americas. “This investment represents another important milestone in TenCate’s strategy and future.” TenCate’s team recognized the new line’s opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15. The company develops solutions and systems for transportation, infrastructure, water management and environmental applications, delivered through synthetic woven, nonwoven, and knitted products. TenCate Geosynthetics has production locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Learn more at www.tencategeo.com. MORE TENCATE STORIES ON GEOSYNTHETICA • Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge • Protecting a Caribbean Shoreline and Coal-Fired Power Plant • Secondary Geogrid Reinforcement in MSE Walls

TenCate Completes Latest Expansion in Nonwoven Geotextile Production

Nonwoven geotextile products are used widely in construction for protection, drainage, filtration, soil separation, etc. Demand for nonwoven geotextile materials has grown, and TenCate...
NAUE Achieves BBA Certification for Secugrid® HS Geogrids

NAUE Achieves BBA Certification for Secugrid® HS Geogrids

Late last week, global geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE confirmed that its innovative high-strength geogrid Secugrid® HS has received BBA certification. It’s a significant achievement and...
MoDNR to Host September CQA Week Courses

ELL and CQA Training and Certification – November 2018

TRI Environmental will host three geosynthetics CQA training short courses and two certification opportunities November 13 - November 16 in Austin, Texas. The events are...
Ben Leshchinsky on Limit State Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures

Ben Leshchinsky Leads Free November 1 Webinar on Limit State Design

On November 1, Dr. Ben Leshchinsky (Oregon State University) will present the next IGS North America webinar. His topic is one of the biggest...
VIDEO: Barrier Rehabilitation for Pumped Storage Plant, Germany

Geosynthetic Regulations Lecture Now Available Online

During the GeoMEast 2018 conference, Kent von Maubeuge will deliver the Koerner Lecture. The affiliated paper (“Geosynthetic barriers in regulations and recommendations in line...
Jie Han to Deliver State of US Geosynthetic-Reinforced Walls for ICE

Jie Han to Deliver State of US Geosynthetic-Reinforced Walls for ICE

The United Kingdom-based Institution of Civil Engineers is an extremely active professional body with a rich history of high-quality lectures and professional development...

11 ICG Was an Enormous Success for Geosynthetics

The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) was held in 2014 in Berlin. The event established new benchmarks for success for the quadrennial...
GeoMEast 2018 Geosynthetics Program

GeoMEast 2018 Geosynthetics Program

GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 24 – 28 November  2018 at Marriott Mena House Hotel in front of...
McCourt Named Global Head of Sales for Solmax-GSE

McCourt Named Global Head of Sales for Solmax-GSE

Though bringing together two of the world’s largest geosynthetics producers is an enormous task, Solmax-GSE is continuing its rapid evolution with a key announcement:...
Runways and Reinforced Structures for Tana Toraja

11 ICG Preview – Maccaferri Contributes a Wide Look at Geosynthetic Design

Maccaferri is one of the world’s biggest geosynthetics companies. In this 11 ICG Preview, we look at the technical expertise the company will share...
Maccaferri Reinforced Berms at Kozcağız Dam in Turkey

Reinforced Berms at Kozcağız Dam in Turkey

The Kozcağız Dam project is one of the biggest water-related investments by DSI in Turkey’s Bartin province. The dam provides water to a total...
Improving Bridge Approaches on Soft Soil along the М6

Improving Bridge Approaches on Soft Soil along the М6

The M6 Highway is one of Belarus’s 14 major motorways. It provides essential connection from the capital of Minsk to Grodno near Poland and...
GeoForum Charlotte 2018

GeoForum Charlotte 2018 – Only a Few Seats Remain

Charlotte, North Carolina-based HUESKER continues its annual series of high-level networking and geosynthetics discussions with GeoForum Charlotte 2018. The event will be held 17 – 19...
New ASTM Standard Supports Geosynthetic Clay Liner Use

New ASTM Standard Supports Geosynthetic Clay Liner Use

Earlier in August, ASTM International announced a new standard in support of those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs):  ASTM Standard D8204,...
14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 - 2019

14 GSI Fellows Announced for 2018 – 2019

Ten years ago, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Board established the GSI Fellows program. Since then, the institute has provided an exceptional level of support to...
GCCMs for Steep Slope Protection

Steep Slopes and the Use of GCCMs

Geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs) have been used widely for new construction and rehabilitation of containment and fluid conveyance infrastructure. The uses have extended...
IGS Specifications Guide 2018

IGS Releases 5th Edition of Its Geosynthetics Specification Guide

The International Geosynthetics Society is dedicated to promoting the awareness and proper utilization of geosynthetic technologies in infrastructure. In support of its mission and...
IAGI GeoGames 2019

IAGI’s Inaugural GeoGames to Be Held in Houston in February 2019

For years, members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers have discussed the possibility of a geomembrane welding competition at a major event. Attendees...
Public Vote Open for IGS Young Members Committee Photo Contest

Public Vote Opens for IGS Young Members Photo Contest

The International Geosynthetics Society supports its young members through special symposia at major events, a committee to liaise with chapters and the IGS Council,...
Carbon Footprint Advantages of HDPE Geomembranes

Carbon Footprint Advantages of HDPE Geomembranes

By José Miguel Muñoz Gómez – High-density polyethylene liners are renowned for containment performance in landfills, mining, wastewater, and other vital sectors. Less discussed...
Waterproof Membranes 2018

Boyd Ramsey Leads off Waterproof Membranes 2018

Waterproof Membranes 2018 will be held 5 – 7 November 2018 at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. Geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey has been added...
GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado....
Gabion Walls Support Foundation Platform at Ocean Sky

Gabion Walls Support Foundation Platform at Ocean Sky

In the construction of the foundation platform for a luxury housing development in Elche (Alicante), Spain, several gravity retaining walls were required. The complex...
Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

Dr. George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, published a very nice report from the International Geosynthetics Society’s IGS Technical Committee Workshops. The gathering,...

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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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