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Geocell application?

August 1st, 2010

Editor’s Note: A question-and-answer from the GMA Techline article in the April/May 2010 issue of Geosynthetics prompted a follow-up question and this answer. Question RE: Geocell application From: Suprio C. Posted: April 3, 2010 If a layer of geocell is placed on a soft subgrade of say CBR value 1, then what is the method […]

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Transmissivity: An ambiguous contradiction

August 1st, 2010

Editor’s Note: Rich Lacey of TRI/Environmental wrote an interesting article about transmissivity in the February 2008 issue, prompting this response. Thanks From: Mariko Posted: April 30, 2010 Thanks for explaining the difference between flow rate per unit length and transmissivity. It’s cleared up some confusion for me. Join the discussion To post your thoughts on […]

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Is it magic?

August 1st, 2010

Editor’s Note: Prof. Dov Leshchinsky, a regular contributor to Geosynthetics magazine, authored an intriguing article for the June/July 2010 issue. In “Geosynthetic reinforced walls and steep slopes: Is it magic?” Leshchinsky urges a critical review of the apparent magic before it becomes a “fact” adopted in design. Several readers responded: Response Dov, I just finished […]

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Geotextile tubes are integral components for oil-pipe foundations, erosion control

August 1st, 2010

Editor’s Note: The annual Specifier’s Guide by Geosynthetics magazine (the December-January issue every year) provides the answer to the question below regarding geotextile tubes. Question RE: Geosynthetic uses From: Nazir Posted: April 27, 2010 Could you please brief us about the weight, thickness, and cost per appropriate unit so that we might consider this item […]

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Geomembrane sealing systems for dams

August 1st, 2010

Editor’s Note: Bob Koerner coauthored this article, “Geomembrane sealing systems for dams,” from the April 2008 issue of Geosynthetics and he responds to this query. Question From: Zarko, Macedonia Posted: May 7, 2010 We have one question: Can we apply the geomembrane rehabilitation of concrete [to the] dam body? Answer From Bob Koerner of the […]

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Proven geosolutions for Florida landfill expansion

August 1st, 2010

Introduction The combined efforts of industry experts make it possible to complete large, complex projects on time, on budget, and with the highest regard to quality. In 2009, the 62-acre expansion of the Sarasota Municipal Landfill was the state of Florida’s largest single landfill installation. In addition to adhering to state and federal regulations, Sarasota […]

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A uniquely wonderful conference

August 1st, 2010

By Bob Koerner The conferences that most of us involved with geosynthetics attend follow similar formats. The larger ones (i.e., more than 1,000 attendees) have keynote lectures and are then followed by simultaneous sessions subdivided by specific themes. The papers delivered have been peer reviewed and are included on a CD or proceedings given to […]

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GMA pushes onward for coal-ash containment liners

August 1st, 2010

By Andrew Aho In May, the EPA announced that it plans to regulate coal-ash containment sites by requiring that all sites are fitted with liners (geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners). As you know, GMA has been advocating for such regulations through our government relations program. We successfully lobbied Members of Congress to send a letter […]

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Geo-Frontiers 2011 update

August 1st, 2010

Exhibits and sponsorship activity is well under way Geo-Frontiers 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to present products and services to an audience much broader than the traditional geosynthetics conference audience. Partners in this event March 13–16 in Dallas include ASCE’s Geo-Institute (G-I), IFAI, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), and the North American Geosynthetics Society […]

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Albania to surface road links

August 1st, 2010

Albania’s road network is currently in poor condition with insufficient highway capacity for the volume of vehicles. The country has few paved highways and many unsurfaced roads. However, the Albanian government has pledged a paving initiative, starting with coastal roads that will be paved by the end of 2010. The goal is to boost coastal […]

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