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Composite Materials Are Changing Conversations in Geosynthetics

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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...
Geosynthetica's GeoTalk Podcast

2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

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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...

DFI Highlights Geotechnical Engineering and Women Engineers

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The Women in Deep Foundations Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute has released a video on the topic of "What Is Geotechnical Engineering?". DFI released the 5-minute production to...
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3-Minute Podcast Update: Virtual Events

Geosynthetica's editor Chris Kelsey checks in on the growth of virtual events. This is the GeoUpdate from GeoTalk for May 27. With the spread of the COVID virus around the...
Kent von Maubeuge on Simaka Paulson's Geosynthetics Podcast

Siamak Paulson Checks in with Kent von Maubeuge

Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates) hosts a podcast on geosynthetics. In the latest episode, he interviews industry veteran Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE). Other episodes available on Siamak's YouTube...
Craig Benson on CETCO Tech Talk

VIDEO: Bentonite Swell Index Test and Hydraulic Conductivity

CETCO's Tech Talk video series shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. Here, and in less than three minutes, Dr. Craig Benson explains how a swell index...

The Dirt Hotel That’s Cleaning Contaminated Antarctic Soils

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The Australian Antarctic Division has been involved in exceptional soil remediation works at Casey Station. Fuel spills have occurred at the site over the years. Very large volumes of...

Siamak Paulson’s Podcast Checks In with Boyd Ramsey

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Over the past four months, Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates) has hosted an occasional podcast, the eponymously named Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast. Siamak interviews experts in the field in...

Hydropower Project Realizes Huge Savings with Reinforced Soil

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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.

VIDEO: What Makes Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) Impervious

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In a new monthly video series—Tech Talk—CETCO shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. The first video in the series has been posted to the company’s YouTube...

The GeoTalk Podcast Wants to Interview YOU

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica’s Taunya Allen...

Lining a Nevada Tailings Storage Facility Pond

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AGRU’s latest video story focuses on a tailings storage facility in northern Nevada. The site utilized a textured geomembrane (AGRU MicroSpike) in a three-phase expansion. View the story above....

Video: Asphalt Reinforcement of Australian Runway

​The Roma Airport in Queensland, Australia, manages around 100 arrivals and departures each week, including many that are vital to energy and resource industry work, such as coal seam...

488m Long Rockfall Bund Protects a Coastal Road

The coastal town of Kaikoura is located on New Zeland’s South Island in the North Canterbury region. It is a popular tourist destination and renowned for its scenic views,...

Geomats Reinforce 26m Slopes for Gas Processing Plant Railway

The protection of embankments and natural slopes from wind and rain erosion is one of the critical tasks in large-scale railway and road construction. Vegetation cover alone may be...

Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

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By 2041, the City of Vancouver is expected to grow by another million residents to a total population of 3.4 million. The increased population will weigh heavily on the...

The Importance of Packaging Systems in Geosynthetic Quality

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Frequently, articles, brochures, podcasts, and other communications highlight the importance of various quality control and quality assurance steps in geosynthetics. These steps take place in the selection of raw...

Asphalt Interlayer Association Releases Video Series

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Asphalt interlayer technologies have contributed substantially to extending pavement service lives and reducing project costs and installation maintenance needs. To further the dialogue on these materials and applications, the...

Interview: Elizabeth Peggs on IGS Two for a Few

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At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), the International Geosynthetics Society recorded another “Two for a Few” interviews, which brings together leaders in the field for...
Reinforced Soil Wall Supports 1000 Ton Crane Working Platform

Phil McGoldrick on Value Engineered Systems and Tripling Production

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Geosynthetica second season of the GeoTalk pocast series has begun! Editor-in-Chief Chris Kelsey sits down with globe-trotting industry veteran Phil McGoldrick. With Strata Geosystems, he has been a key...

Soil Mechanics Video Series with Prof. John Burland

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What is soil mechanics? That is the question that launches a series of short videos featuring the renowned geotechnical engineer Prof. John Burland (Imperial College). His accomplishments over a...

VIDEO: Asperity Concentration or Asperity Height for Geomembranes?

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In November, Solmax provided a technical webinar presentation on an important question for geomembranes:  Does asperity height or asperity concentration matter more for increasing interface shear resistance along a geomembrane...
PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Willilams

PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Williams

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In this episode of GeoTalk, we check in with Tom Williams, a 40-year veteran of disturbed land reclamation work, much of which has been in connection with mining. Mining activities...

EXCLUSIVE: Video Interview with Solmax on Acquiring GSE Environmental

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Geosynthetica's Elizabeth Peggs sits down with Solmax Inc. President Jean-Louis Vangeluwe to discuss the company's bold move in acquiring GSE Environmental. The move brings together two of the most...
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PODCAST: The Rise of ClosureTurf® in Final Cover Systems

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Landfill engineering has advanced significantly over the past 35 years. Geosynthetic lining, capping, and final cover systems have had a lot to do with the tremendous success landfill operators...

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M...
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