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Video: ACIGS and Bouazza on PFAS and Geosynthetics

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The movement for greater open sharing of engineering technical information, particularly in geosynthetics, continues to grow. One of the champions has been the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics...
George Koerner Delivering Quality Assurance Lecture for IGS Brasil

Quality Assurance & Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Systems

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Dr. George Koerner, P.E. (Director, Geosynthetic Institute) has never shied away from big challenges in research and leadership in the geosynthetics field. The IGS Brasil Em Rede network, which...

FGI Video Podcast on MSW Slope Failure

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) continues to expand its technical and educational offerings, highlighting not just fabricated geomembranes but larger engineering concerns in applications that commonly incorporate these materials...

ERDC’s Wildfire Response and Debris Flow Modeling Has Enormous Potential

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Two years ago, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) held its annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California. The gathering occurred just after what had been a brutal...

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...
Kent von Maubeuge on Simaka Paulson's Geosynthetics Podcast

Siamak Paulson Checks in with Kent von Maubeuge

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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

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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...

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

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​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

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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 renowned for its scenic views,...

Geomats Reinforce 26m Slopes for Gas Processing Plant Railway

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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. 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...

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...

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...

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...
Изобретатели бетонного полотна открыли первый в России демонстрационный парк Concrete Canvas

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 officially announced it. The site,...

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 on a high-level issue. This...
Image of geogrid interaction flexibility in soil - HUESKER

Defining Interaction Flexibility for Geogrid-Reinforced Structures

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By HUESKER – Key properties in effective geosynthetic reinforcement are adequate tensile stiffness and tensile strength coupled with good interaction behavior. The relatively new technical term interaction flexibility introduces...
VIDEO: Reduction Factors for Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics

VIDEO: Reduction Factor for Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics

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In HUESKER’s May 2017 videocast, engineer Christoph Hessing discusses a highly important reduction factor that engineers must know to properly design with geosynthetics: creep rupture. This is essential to...
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