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TRI Environmental is an independent, third party, geosynthetics firm providing geosynthetics testing and research services to the international community. TRI provides laboratory conformance/verification testing as well as performance related studies. In addition to routine testing, TRI provides interface friction, permeability, creep and stress-rupture, transmissivity, gradient ratio, UV-resistance, chemical resistance, carbonyl end group, molecular weight, plastic pipe and accelerated time-temperature testing. TRIs personnel are active throughout the worlds standards development organizations and routinely provide short courses, seminars and tailor made training services to those learning about geosynthetics.

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The Importance of Large-Scale Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control

By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague - Controlling the migration of sediment is essential to the health of our waterways. Anywhere land is disturbed, such as in agricultural operations...
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Register Now for June’s Geosynthetics QA Online Training

REMINDER: TRI Environmental's renowned classes on geosynthetics QA / QC in containment installations and with compacted clay liners and geosynthetic clay liners will be offered for the first time...
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GeoCreatives – Abigail Gilson and Carl Charpentier

Engineering work generally requires long hours in the field, in the lab, or simply chained to a computer inputting data, translating data, and assembling reports. To some, the concentration...
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TRI Offers Online Geosynthetics CQA Courses in June

One of the longest running and most respected geosynthetics CQA courses is getting a digital refresh, with so many practitioners limited in their ability to travel right now. TRI...

Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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

SCM Performance Testing in Stormwater Management

By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – The use of stormwater management technologies to drain developed areas with an emphasis on engineered infiltration systems and storage devices has expanded...
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The Spring Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas in April to attend geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted by TRI Environmental. This year, some are wondering where this well-respected...
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The Fall Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas to attend geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted...
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Development of a 3/4-Inch Minus Crushed Base Course Specification

In the latest addition to our continuing series of articles developed out of the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference proceedings, we follow Eli Cuelho, a senior engineer with TRI...
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Geosynthetics in Stormwater Controls and Hydraulic Engineering

The inaugural GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level short courses. Four of the courses are concurrently held engineering classes and the fifth is a half-day marketing course for sales and...

Geo-U 2020 Offers 5 High-Level Geosynthetics Courses

The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected as the destination. With Geo-U 2020, four high-level, two-day geosynthetics short courses will be held currently. One the...
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The Benefits of Accelerated Pavement Testing on Infrastructure

Testing plays a vital role in the design and performance of transportation projects. Testing and monitoring improve infrastructure by providing valuable data before and after construction, allowing the designer...
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures Course

How Reinforced Soil Is Transforming India’s Infrastructure

Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) are transforming India’s transportation networks, commercial construction options, and much more. These reinforcement materials and designs enable more sustainable projects, steeper slopes, safer retaining...

Register Now for Essential Containment Systems Courses

When CQA Week attendees gather in Austin, Texas 7 – 12 April 2019, they’ll have four high-end courses to choose from and two key certification opportunities. Two...

Geosynthetics CQA Training and Certification Events – April 2019

TRI Environmental will host four geosynthetics CQA training courses and two certification opportunities 7 – 12 April 2019 in Austin, Texas. The events are part of the next CQA...

Slope Stability and Leak Location Highlight Early May Short Courses

In the United States, geotechnical engineering short courses often take place just ahead of the warmer months during which so much work takes place. This gives engineering...

Slope Stability Short Course Added to May 7 – 11 Training Week Offerings

Short Course Training Week (May 7 – 11) is coming to Austin, Texas, where TRI Environmental will host four courses and two certification opportunities for professionals involved in CQA,...
TRI Expands Testing Capabilities and Enhances Services for 2018

TRI Expands Testing Capabilities and Enhances Services for 2018

The annual letter from TRI Environmental to its clients and the general geosynthetics community merits review for a number of its highlights. The company notes the considerable expansion testing...