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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...

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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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,...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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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...
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United Concrete Canvas Russia Opened a Demo Park

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Though Concrete Canvas opened a unique demo park near Moscow in Russia in 2016, it wasn’t until mid-way through this year that the company...
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PODCAST: The Coming Wave of Biogeotechnical Engineering

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Biogeotechnical engineering is adding enzymes, microbes, and much more to the engineer's toolbox Geosynthetics have achieved some remarkable levels of performance in infrastructure. They play...
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PODCAST: The Push towards Reinvention in Geomembranes

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Many infrastructure applications rely upon geosynthetic barriers. Over time, we’ve seen the specification of 40 or 60-mil black high-density polyethylene geomembranes become so common...
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VIDEO: Chungsik Yoo and Erol Güler Discuss Underground Construction

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At EuroGeo 6, the International Geosythetics Society recorded one of its “Two for a Few” installments, which brings together field experts for brief talk...
How RUSLE 2 Benefits Ag, Mining, Urban Design, and Other Sectors

How RUSLE2 Benefits Ag, Mining, Urban Design, and Other Sectors

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Nearly 80 years of erosion data in the United States informs the massive RUSLE2 database, led by the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources...
6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge

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The Alaska Department of Transportation brought a specific engineering challenge to TenCate Geosynthetics: the need to enhance lateral drainage from roadway subgrades to minimize...
Improving Waterways, Coastlines, and Marine Habitats with Geosynthetics

PODCAST: Improving Waterways and Coasts with Geosynthetics

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Waterway health and coastal resiliency are some of the most highly debated topics in infrastructure, as work or lack of addressing an issue in...

PODCAST: Creating Strong Environmental Programs

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Infrastructure projects often shape our futures for the better, but they can also be tremendous sources of pollution—especially without proper attention to erosion and...
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PODCAST: Proper Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Barrier Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has seen a strong increase geomembrane performance debate. The topics have looked roundly at performance in exposed environments, in buried...
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PODCAST: Bob Mackey on the State of Geosynthetics Education

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A few years ago, the International Geosynthetics Society revived its Educate the Educators program. The initiative was developed in the early 1990s to help...
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PODCAST: Perspectives on Puncture Protection for Landfill Lining Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has often been defined by how these materials improve the performance and economics of a particular site or application. One...
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PODCAST: Zornberg on Differing MSE Design Frameworks

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Mechanically stabilized earth walls have been the subject of the most read stories on Geosynthetica this year and a few of the most read...
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PODCAST: George Koerner on Exposed Geomembrane Performance

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George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, had the honor this year of delivering the first Koerner Lecture—a series named in honor of his...

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