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The GeoWire for the Week of July 20

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 20. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS We talk a lot about how 2020...

VIDEO: Designing Sustainable Landfills with Geocells

Presto Geosystems has hosted an on-going series of live webinars on a wide range of civil and geotechnical topics, such as mining, slope stabilization, load support, sustainable landfills, etc....
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The CGS GeoVirtual 2020 Event Opens Registration

The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference is always a highlight on the international geotechnical calendar. This year, however, the organizers in Calgary had to cancel the plan for an in-person...
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The GeoWire for the Week of July 13

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 13. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Europe's largest onshore wind farm is rapidly...
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Reinforcing Zophia, Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

Ukraine has become a rising star in renewable energy, having opened to significant investment in solar and wind energy. Wind farms show particular promise. The EUR 1 billion+ Zophia...
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GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates from March to 22 – 26 November 2021. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, posted...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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Quantifying Pavement Damage in Overload Corridors

During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, leading researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) provided a number of papers and presentations. One that drew considerable...
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Composite Materials Are Changing Conversations in Geosynthetics

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!

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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How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

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...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 15, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 15. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS On June 8, the California State Assembly...
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The American Revolutionary War, a Failed Slope, and Geogrids

On this day in history (June 11), in 1776, the Second Continental Congress formed the Committee of Five, which was charged with drafting the Declaration of Independence. The team...
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CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

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....
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GeoWire for June 8, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 8. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Nevada might soon host the largest solar...
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Four Failures That Still Tell the Right Story

In construction and engineering with geosynthetics, lower price is never a substitute for the value of experience. The cheap can come out quite expensive if you cut out experienced...
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Presto Addresses Potential Patent Infringement of ATRA® Key

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...
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GeoWire for June 1, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 1. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Orsted is ready to install the first...
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Geosynthetica Celebrates 20 Years in Geosynthetics

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the geosynthetics field. The material science has advanced substantially, such as with composite technologies and the temperatures at which...
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Online Learning Opportunities in Geosynthetics

What follows is a partial list of geosynthetics online learning opportunities. This list is not complete. We welcome your recommendations and will update the list regularly. GEOSYNTHETICS ONLINE LEARNING CALENDAR The following...

Nathalie Touze’s Full Giroud Lecture

The International Geosynthetics Society Vice President, Dr. Nathalie Touze, delivered an inspiring Giroud Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul). The lecture’s topic was “Healing...

ISGPEG Honoring Erol Güler Moved to 2021

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The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems was originally scheduled for June 2020 in Istanbul; but, in light of the global coronavirus outbreak, organizers have announced moving...

Life Cycle Assessment of Geosynthetic Reinforced Bridge Abutment Designs

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Originally published as "Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Two Design Alternatives for a Geosynthetic Reinforced Bridge Abutment" in the GeoAmericas 2016 proceedings, Dr. Melissa Beauregard, Dr. Arunprakash Karunanithi, and...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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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...
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Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Wind Energy

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The old saying "Out of sight, out of mind" applies to a lot of geotechnical work. The materials that provide the essential support to roadways, retaining walls, embankments, etc....
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