Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.
The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG will be held 17 – 21 September 2023 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. It is the quadrennial, global event for the International Geosynthetics Society and one...

Rowe and Benson Lead PFAS Containment Webinar

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Croydon, Pennsylvania / USA - February 6, 2019. Photo by Jana Shea, via Shutterstock Editorial Use Only License.
Professors Kerry Rowe (Queen's University, Canada) and Craig Benson (University of Virginia) will lead a live, online discussion with short presentations and significant audience interaction on January 13 at 1:00 pm EST. The topic: "PFAS Containment by Modern Liner Systems: the Good News – and the Bad!" REGISTER NOW What are these molecules? Where do they come from? Why are they...

5 Ways GeoU 2022 Enhances Professional Value

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Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022
GeoU 2022 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. This in-person engineering professional development event will take place 5 - 8 April 2022 at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The dynamic community of attendees includes leading practitioners, companies, and agencies in waste management, environmental engineering, and reinforcement design and construction. Registrants save significantly on registration...

Ethics in Geosynthetics – An IGS North America Webinar

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Boyd Ramsey - Ethics in Geosynthetics webinar
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has run a very successful engineering webinars program, offering free sessions with top-tier speakers. The series has drawn registrants from around the world on matters such as electrical leak location, changing design frameworks for MSE walls, and, as in the final webinar of 2021 from the group, ethics. Engineer...

Advancing Pit Thermal Energy Storage

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Construction of a Pit Thermal Energy Storage pond via Solmax
By Solmax - What does the next generation of Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pit research and development project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via a resolution by the German Bundestag. Over the project’s four-year duration, project participants Solmax Geosynthetics GmbH and Solites,...

How Robotics Are Improving Geosynthetic Manufacturing

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HUESKER uses robotics in base yarn manufacturing
The geosynthetics field developed out of—and remains deeply connected to—textile and fabric manufacturing. Many geosynthetic materials are produced using yarns and numerous manufacturers have other markets into which they sell materials such as fibers and base yarn that they produce. In a busy manufacturing plant, this involves repeated handling of reels. Operators use forklifts to move large pallets, and prongs and...

September Webinar Focuses on New Soft Rock Software

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Geotextile sand containers (GSCs) have grown substantially in erosion control and scour protection applications. Beachfronts, ports, and property have all gained substantial protection using these “soft armor” solutions. NAUE’s Soft Rock product line is one of the leading brands in this application space. The company has launched a Soft Rock Software program to assist engineers in design. On a September...

Webinar: Internal Stability Design of MSE Walls

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For the geosynthetics community, the conversation around the Simplified Method vs. the Stiffness Method for internal stability design in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls has been a vocal one. Research has shown that the traditional Simplified Method of design was not as effective as it could be for predicting reinforcement loads compared to measured loads. This was felt to...

Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training Returns

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Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire
From 6 - 10 December 2021, TRI Environmental will host the next Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training. The live, digital format and half-day sessions are ideal for balancing professional development with busy schedules. CQA Week's online training offers three courses that focus on in-demand skills in waste management engineering and construction. Also, the education offers the option to take the...

Reminder: Graduate Student GSI Fellowship Proposals Due August 23

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Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP
The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics in infrastructure. The independent organization's 2021 - 2022 GSI Fellowships for graduate student research proposals closes soon: 23 August 2021. Share this opportunity! Masters and doctoral candidates are eligible to receive awards of up to $5,000...