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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...
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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....
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Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

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...
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The Importance of Packaging Systems in Geosynthetic Quality

Frequently, articles, brochures, podcasts, and other communications highlight the importance of various quality control and quality assurance steps in geosynthetics. These steps take place...
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Asphalt Interlayer Association Releases Video Series

Asphalt interlayer technologies have contributed substantially to extending pavement service lives and reducing project costs and installation maintenance needs. To further the dialogue on...
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Interview: Elizabeth Peggs on IGS Two for a Few

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

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,...
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Soil Mechanics Video Series with Prof. John Burland

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?

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

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...
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EXCLUSIVE: Video Interview with Solmax on Acquiring GSE Environmental

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

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

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

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

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...
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chungsik Yoo and Erol Güler Discuss Underground Construction

VIDEO: Chungsik Yoo and Erol Güler Discuss Underground Construction

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

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

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

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

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...
Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems

PODCAST: Proper Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Barrier Systems

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

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

The field of geosynthetics has often been defined by how these materials improve the performance and economics of a particular site or application. One...
Maccaferri Photo: A Geosynthetic Solution for Tehran Highway Wall

PODCAST: Zornberg on Differing MSE Design Frameworks

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

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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Zornberg and Tutumluer Lead GAP 2019 Geosynthetics Short Course

Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields (GAP 2019) is an interdisciplinary transportation engineering forum designed to foster communication between the three primary transportation...
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Presto Geosystems Seeks Technical Manager

Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the...
IGS Prague Workshops on Stabilization and Hydraulics

IGS Prague Workshops Cover Stabilization and Hydraulics

The International Geosynthetics Society will hold back-to-back workshops 10 – 13 November 2019 in Prague. The events are being organized by the IGS Technical...
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