Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany
Geosynthetics have provided a wide range of flood defense solutions around the world. They are used to halt erosion, strength coast lines and riverbanks. They support dunes and prevent sand wash out in the face of hurricanes. They provide alternatives to sand bags. For many projects, they provide essential levee reinforcement to provide long-term defense against flood threats. Here, we...

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...

Titan Partners with McGill on Cold Regions Research

Montreal-based McGill University is home to one of Canada's top geotechnical engineering programs. Titan Environmental Containment has long partnered with different engineering schools on materials development projects. Now, Titan is increasing its involvement with the McGill University Geo-Group, courtesy of a new three-year research project: Improving the Performance of Ground-Supported Slabs Subject to Extreme Environmental Conditions by Using Rigid...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in German

The International Geosynthetics Society's sustainability eBook (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which propelled a major IGS sustainability initiative. The free, digital publication first published in English in 2020 to coincide with the 50th Earth Day celebration. A central focus in the eBook is the many...

FC Géosynthétiques Acquires Innovex

FC Liners celebrates its win at the 2019 GeoGames.
FC Géosynthétiques is one of the most recognized geosynthetic installers in Canada, with a strong track record in the field and a team that is increasingly an active contributor to geosynthetics events. The company won the inaugural GeoGames (2019), for example, from the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI). At that point, the operation still utilized the FC Liners...

ACIGS Video: Geosynthetics CQA with Barrier Systems

Still shot of floating cover over hazardous liquid from ACIGS webinar
The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is one of the most active IGS chapters in the world. It has been particularly active in hosting top-tier webinars on important infrastructure, environmental, and geosynthetics issues (such as construction quality assurance ). The chapter shares those educational opportunities with the global community through live and on-demand streaming of those...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in Italian

In 2020, to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Geosynthetics Society released a sustainability eBook. The succinct, digital publication (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which propelled a major...

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....