Webinar: Internal Stability Design of MSE Walls

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...

Reminder: Graduate Student GSI Fellowship Proposals Due August 23

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...

GeoAsia 7 Extends Abstracts Deadline

GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan
The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAsia 7) will be held 11 - 15 April 2022 Taipei, Taiwan. The event is one of the major quadrennial regional conferences of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Organizers have granted an extension of abstract acceptance through 31 August 2021. The overall theme for GeoAsia 7 remains Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. MORE...

Webinar: Deeply Filled Ponds and ELL Surveys

Shawn Calendine at a pond survey site
International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, such as its innovative conductive lining systems and geomembranes for use in high-temperature liquid applications. The company is also highly supportive of education endeavors in the field. This month, it is hosting the fourth episode in a running series of electrical leak location (ELL) webinars delivered by experts....

EU Accession Supported by Landfill Upgrades

Vinca Landfill
By NAUE - In the course of the European Union (EU) accession process, the adaptation of waste management to the EU's legal framework can be a major challenge for a country. This has been the case in Serbia, which applied for EU accession in 2009, entered the process in 2012, and is currently estimated to finalize its negotiations by...

Video: MSE Walls Lecture from AGERP

The lecture series on Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice (AGERP) has shared a recording of Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby's Koerner Lecture on MSE walls. The focus of the 90-minute session is "Good practice, lessons learned & unusual fills in MSE design & construction." Doulala-Rigby is one of the most active and well-regarded geotechnical engineers in reinforcement geosynthetics. She...

Register Now for Final GCL Webinar

Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax
Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Yet, they are not well understood by the larger geotechnical design community. They require knowledge not only of geosynthetics but of sodium bentonite types, behavior, and suitability in certain applications. The four-part, free GCL webinar series from Dr. Craig Benson, Dean of...

Waterproof Membranes 2021 Program Announced

AMI’s Waterproof Membranes conference is back! The next edition will take place 8 – 10 November 2021 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. The single-track, international conference focuses on market dynamics, technical innovations, manufacturing, supply chains, and other matters influencing the success of barrier materials. Presentations address geotechnical and architectural barriers. The conference begins with an evening reception on November...

Online Access to 4 ICTG Presentations Available

Virtual learning screens in a virtual auditorium, via shutterstock license
If you missed the virtual 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG), you can still learn from the events hundreds of contributors! The conference, which was held online in late May 2021, included more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and roughly 400 participants. Geotechnical professionals who were not able to attend can now access the event's presentations through 31 August...

Tech Note: The Genuine Compressive Strength of GCCMs

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. SERIES INTRODUCTION GCCMs are unlike most geosynthetics as their properties change on hydration from flexible to rigid. Both the uncured (pre-set, soft and flexible) and cured...