Giroud and Touze Interview – IGS Two for a Few

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At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), Dr. Nathalie Touze (Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society) delivered one of the most inspiring...
Wicking Geotextile from TenCate to Stabilize Pond

High-Strength Wicking Geotextile Stabilizes Detention Pond

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The availability of high-strength wicking geotextile has been a fascinating development. From pond slope reinforcement to highway frost boil management, these materials have shown...
Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

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

GeoAmericas 2020 Rescheduled to Late October

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have...

GeoU ATX 2020 Rescheduled for November Due to COVID-19

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The global spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused events around the world to be rescheduled. The organizers of GeoU 2020 are following suit,...

Improved Soil Bearing Capacity for Minerals Storage Yard with Geocells

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A major intermodal logistics facilities and solutions provider for global commodities transport sought to construct new warehouses at a site in Perú. However, poor...
GeoU 2020 image of construction boots

GeoU 2020 Update: In a Fast-Changing Field, You Can’t Sleep on Geo

This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Read more about the COVID-19 announcement. GeoU 2020 will be held...
Photo of Erol Güler and ISGPEG 2020 Logo

ISGPEG 2020 Honors Dr. Erol Güler

The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems 2020 will be held 11 – 12 June 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey—the birthplace of renowned...

High-Tenacity Polyester Linear Strips in Non-Standard MSE Structures

Extensible geostrip or strap reinforcement has been a fascinating topic in reinforced soil discussions, particularly over the past five years. It’s an older reinforcement...
Photo of Leak Location Survey for GSI Fellowships

GSI Fellowships Continue to Have Extraordinary Impact on Geosynthetics

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research over the years, both in-house and with its GSI...

National Survey Underscores GeoU 2020’s Engineering Value

This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. A late 2019 blind survey from CentralSquare of more than 5,000...

GeoU 2020 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 16...
Mining Engineering Photo by NAUE

The Use of Geosynthetics in Mining Works

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The use of geosynthetics in mining operations grows annually, as mining companies focus on the technical and economic advantages of geosynthetics. These materials have...
Expanded dike and brine cover image from oil and gas operation

Fortified Geomembranes and Dike Expansion Keep Gas Flowing

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Geosynthetica’s GeoAmericas series continues with a look at the utilization of geomembranes in oil and gas operations. This article was originally published in the...

GeoU 2020 Reinforcement Course Adds Zornberg, Tutumluer, MacMillan

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The organizers of GeoU 2020's reinforcement course have announced the additions...
Fouled Ballast feature image

Permanent Deformation and Stiffness of Fouled Ballast

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Fouled ballast results in the degradation of mechanical properties of ballast and railway track instability. Seasonal dry-wet cycles increase the severity of the situation....

Polish Experiences with Geogrids in Soil Structures

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The International Geosynthetics Society runs a series of high-level workshops that are organized by the IGS Technical Committees. Two of the major TCs are...
Petrochemical feature image, heavy equipment being hauled over soft soils

Petrochemical Site Requires Unconventional Road Design on Soft Soils

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Geosynthetics are used frequently to support roads that are built specifically for temporary or limited exposure to very heavy loads. This petrochemical installation project,...
Roadway embankment feature images - failure and repair

Roadway Embankment Reconstruction after Extreme Weather

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Composite reinforcement systems that combine geosynthetics with different facing systems and supports (steel mesh, soil anchors, etc.) have grown substantially in use. These systems...
Full-Scale Trafficking testing at TRI Environmental in South Carolina

Full-Scale Trafficking of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Road Sections

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of articles, Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague of TRI Environmental’s large-scale outdoor research laboratories in South...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking (16 -...
INTERVIEW: Rajib Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

INTERVIEW: Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rajib Mallick of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who was about to deliver multiple...
Highway retaining wall during construction - Image by NAUE Geosynthetics

Implementation of Geotechnical Asset Management

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While bridge and pavement conditions receive much of the media attention and legislative directives for transportation agencies, the value and performance of other assets...
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures Image from Strata Systems

Bernardi to Lead Reinforced Soil Structures Course

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) have had a highly beneficial impact...
EcoPark Image from ACE Geosynthetics

Long-Term Outdoor Exposure Testing of Geosynthetics

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During GeoAmericas 2016, K. Lin, A. Tang, and J. Wu detailed some ongoing exposure testing with geosynthetics in Taiwan. The results were somewhat unique...

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Sediment Retention Devices - Photo of 7351 testing

Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet...

Hydropower Project Realizes Huge Savings with Reinforced Soil

The newly constructed Arkun Dam hydropower facility on the Çoruh River (Turkey) would have been considerably more expensive if conventional concrete walls were used along the edges of the power station. NAUE Geosynthetics profiles the project and the reinforced earth option that was selected and which saved 40% on the cost for this portion of the project.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals and Geosynthetics

This April, Geosynthetica is promoting 30 Days of Earth Day (#30DaysEarthDay). Each day we will publish stories on the intersections between geosynthetics and environmental...
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