Dave Suits launches LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services

April 1, 2017

As of December 2016, L. David Suits is doing business as LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services. Well-known in the industry, Suits has more than 40 years of experience with geosynthetics. He retired in 2005 from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) where he oversaw the testing and acceptance of all geosynthetics for use on …

Long-term durability of geomembrane material and seams

Introduction The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), formerly the PVC Geomembrane Institute, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Minn. DNR), has been conducting a study assessing the long-term durability of PVC geomembranes. Samples of three different 30-mil PVC geomembranes were placed at the bottom of a settling basin near the northern Minnesota town …

Request For Proposals: GSI fellowships for graduate students

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced its annual worldwide student call for request for proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. (Note that this is a change from the original program in that the terms are different and that the students can be …

Notification to ASTM D35 members

During 2016, representatives of ASTM International and the ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics were in discussion with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Technical Section 4e (TS 4E), regarding their current revision efforts on Standard Specification for Highway Applications, AASHTO M288. TS 4e includes 26 state DOT …