Environmental Protection along the HS2

HS2 Interchange Station. Birmingham Metro map by SevenMaps via Shutterstock license
 HS2 is a new high-speed railway under development in the United Kingdom. It will link up London, the Midlands, and the North along lines that serve eight of the country’s 10 largest cities. This project update comes from NAUE News #50. ** The state-of-the-art HS2 high-speed line is a critical component in the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide...

Video: Soil-Covered Geomembrane Surveys

TRI Environmental Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. As part of the on-going ELL webinar series supported by Solmax, TRI, and HGI Geophysics, Gilson presented on the state-of-practice with ELL surveys and soil-covered geomembranes. The episode on soil-covered surveys--the third ELL webinar in the series--is now available free to...

EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2022

Old town in Warsaw. Photo by fotorince via Shutterstock.
The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, is moving to 4 - 7 September 2022. "The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference," the organizers wrote in a 2 June 2021 post on LinkedIn....

Solmax Concludes Acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics

Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax
As expected, Montreal-based Solmax, which was already a global leader in geosynthetics when it acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017, has finalized its agreement with Koninklijke Ten Cate (the Netherlands) to acquire TenCate Geosynthetics. With the transaction concluded, we can now recognize the union as the largest, leading geosynthetics company in the world. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec...

Geosynthetics for Reinforcement in Dykes

Regulated river with the dikes in Croatia; Photo by goran_safarek via Shutterstock license
The following is an excerpt from “Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes” by Pietro Rimoldi, Jonathan Shamrock, Jacek Kawalec, and Nathalie Touze. Their article was first published in the MDPI journal Sustainability, 2021, 13(8), 4445, ©2021 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)...

GeoAfrica 2023 Sets New Dates in Egypt

GeoAfrica 2023
The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica 2023) will be centered around the theme of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects. It's a fantastic topic, capitalizing on the International Geosynthetics Society's (IGS) strong focus on sustainability and adding to it the scale of works in which geosynthetics are playing a strong role in the Middle East and North...

GeoAsia 7 Announces New Dates – April 2022

GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan
The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates a second time, due to ongoing travel restrictions and concerns around covid. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, and fellow organizers have announced 11 - 15 April 2022 as the official dates now. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) confirmed the change in its most recent...

Last Chance to Register for 4 ICTG Virtual Conference

The 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG) is one of the many conferences that was disrupted in 2020 by Covid. The organizers shifted the event to 2021 and to a virtual format. For many in the geotechnical community who took part in the GAP 2019 conference on Geostructural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields in 2019, the...

Titan’s Expansion in Eastern Canada Is Big News

Photo of Fraser Robinson (Left) and Wes Anderson (Right) outside Titan's new facility in Ontario
Five years ago when Titan Environmental Containment celebrated its 10th anniversary, Geosynthetica profiled the tremendous growth that the company had experienced throughout Canada and the United States. The arc we looked at then hasn't stopped. Titan has continually shown leaps in project scale, new geosynthetic product development, product portfolio growth, and expansion in warehouses and offices. This week, Titan has...

How to Specify GCCM Materials with ASTM D8364

Concrete Canvas Tech Note on GCCM and ASTM D8364
This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM materials for use on erosion control projects. THE PROBLEM GCCMs are unlike most geosynthetics as their properties change on hydration from flexible to rigid. Both the uncured (pre-set, soft and flexible) and...