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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Video: MSE Walls Lecture from AGERP

The lecture series on Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice (AGERP) has shared a recording of Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby's Koerner Lecture on MSE walls. The focus of...
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Online Access to 4 ICTG Presentations Available

If you missed the virtual 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG), you can still learn from the events hundreds of contributors! The conference, which was held online...
Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics have provided a wide range of flood defense solutions around the world. They are used to halt erosion, strength coast lines and riverbanks. They support dunes and prevent...

Titan Partners with McGill on Cold Regions Research

Montreal-based McGill University is home to one of Canada's top geotechnical engineering programs. Titan Environmental Containment has long partnered with different engineering schools on materials development projects. Now, Titan...
Regulated river with the dikes in Croatia; Photo by goran_safarek via Shutterstock license

Geosynthetics for Reinforcement in Dykes

The following is an excerpt from “Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes” by Pietro Rimoldi, Jonathan Shamrock, Jacek Kawalec, and Nathalie Touze. Their article was first published in the...
GeoAfrica 2023

GeoAfrica 2023 Sets New Dates in Egypt

The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica 2023) will be centered around the theme of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects. It's a fantastic topic, capitalizing on the...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces New Dates – April 2022

The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates a second time, due to ongoing travel restrictions and concerns around covid. Conference chair, Prof....

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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In 2014, Australia-based Geofabrics reported on Geosynthetica about the use of geotextile containers to protect a coastal zone's vital mangrove vegetation. As part of Geosynthetica's extended Earth Day celebration,...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

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In 2019, Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and his Geosynthetic Institute colleagues published a white paper on the advantages of geosynthetics in construction from an embodied carbon perspective. They returned...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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Geotechnical engineering events around the world have shifted on the calendar or taken their education online, due to Covid safety concerns. The 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas is focused...
Photo of basal reinforcement with Secugrid HS from NAUE

NAUE Offers Working Platform Software

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Large-scale working platforms have become important solutions to infrastructure projects. grown in use in infrastructure, such as for situations in which load transfer enables more efficient construction or makes...
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Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG...
Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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The long-running Geosynthetics Conference from IFAI and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was able to hold its event in person in 2020, with its early-year position. But in 2021,...
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12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global...
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IGS Journals Announce Best Papers of 2019

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) supports two official geotechnical publications: Geosynthetics International and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. Both IGS Journals are among the most highly ranked, peer-reviewed geotechnical publications in...
HafenCity Hamburg construction photo from NAUE Group

Webinar: Piled Embankments and Geogrids

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The NAUE Academy puts engineering knowledge at your fingertips through its series of webinars on geotechnical solutions. The free, live webinars address a wide-range of topics in which geosynthetics...
Image of ballast being applied to geocell in railway application - Presto Geosystems

JOBS – Design Engineer, Presto Geosystems

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology...
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Last Chance! Register NOW for GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE

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GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, has nearly arrived! From 26 - 31 October 2020, an international community of hundreds geotechnical engineers will gather ONLINE for technical...
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October Preview: GeoAmericas, Sustainability, Geosynthetics

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The month of October offers plenty of playoff baseball for Geosynthetica's editor to obsess over in his free time (while his wife rolls her eyes and his daughter uses...
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GSI Fellowships for 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) invests tens of thousands of dollars in engineering research, both in-house and with its GSI Fellowships program. The latter endeavor has supported Master’s and Doctoral...
Microphone image, GAP 2019

Big Topics & Big Names in GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE Lectures

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The new format has been welcomed by the global community and a very noteworthy series...
Image of Professor Jorge Zornberg seated beside a materials testing table. From the University of Texas - Austin.

Jorge Zornberg on Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast

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Our good friend Siamak Paulson, an Australia-based engineer, continues his series of interviews with not just Australian geosynthetics experts but luminaries from around the world. The latest video podcast...
Desludging Wastewater Ponds Using Geotextile Dewatering Bags

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds

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For #ThrowbackThursday, we revisit the most popular project story on Geosynthetica from 2018. The story was originally published 29 January 2018, which gave Oriokot's article on the use of...
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REMINDER: Register Now for GeoVirtual 2020

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"Resilience and Innovation" is the perfect theme for this year's annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Originally scheduled for Winnipeg, the organizers moved the conference online to provide...
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