Author answers question regarding dams “post-construction”

February 1st, 2012

Editor’s Note: A question was posed regarding the article “Geotextiles in dams: Forging federal guidelines,” by Douglas Crum, (August/September 2008, Geosynthetics). Question I am curious to know more about the post-construction issues here. What kinds of guidelines exist or should exist? David M. Reply (from the author) David, One thing about water resource dams is […]

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New geomembrane selection matrix

February 1st, 2012

By Ron Frobel, Paul Oliveira, Gary Kolbasuk, and Timothy D. Stark What is a geomembrane? And if I need one, which one could I use for my project? Even today, with all of the technical information available on geosynthetics, this question comes up often, usually asked by, not only design engineers, but project owners and […]

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IFAI announces 2011 IAA winners

February 1st, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the winners of its 2011 International Achievement Awards for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. Three companies were recognized for outstanding achievement using geosynthetic products: TenCate Geosynthetics—Pendergrass, Ga.; Ace Geosynthetics—Houston (U.S. office); and AgruAmerica—Georgetown, S.C.

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5th RemTech grows in Italy

February 1st, 2012

By Daniele Cazzuffi RemTech 2011—the fifth Remediation Technology Exhibition and Conference—showed continued growth Sept. 28-30 in Ferrara, Italy, with 130 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees. The annual event in Ferrara in northern Italy is dedicated to remediation techniques and features sessions on characterization, analysis, monitoring, demolitions, general contractors, dredging, geosynthetics, asbestos, requalification, insurance, and other services. […]

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Specifier’s Guide wins award

February 1st, 2012

The 2011 Specifier’s Guide from Geosynthetics magazine received a silver (second place) award at the 15th Annual Excellence Awards presented by the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association on Nov. 3. The 2011 edition of the annual “Spec Guide” was named runnerup in the Best Directory category. Specialty Fabrics Review was one of three Industrial Fabrics […]

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The Giroud-Han design method for geosynthetic-reinforced unpaved roads

February 1st, 2012

Part 1 | Method development and calibration By J.P. Giroud and Jie Han Since its publication in 2004, the Giroud-Han design method for geosynthetic-reinforced unpaved roads has received considerable attention from the geosynthetics industry. This article is the first of two that provides practical information for the users of the method as well as for […]

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Carbon footprint implications of the erosion control response

February 1st, 2012

From the Geosynthetics Research Institute’s 24th conference, 2011.The articles in this series encompass all types of geosynthetics and their applications viewed from the context of sustainability. Traditional solutions are compared with geosynthetic solutions from both cost and carbon footprint perspectives. (from the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s 24th conference, 2011) Introduction Many geosynthetic erosion control technologies are […]

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Closing and capping the Timber Ridge Landfill

February 1st, 2012

This project, submitted by Agru America Inc., won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2011 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are being accepted […]

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Using geosynthetics to stabilize soils in a harsh environment

February 1st, 2012

Erosion control in mining applications By Dhani Narejo, Bruno Hay, and Bryan Wedin Mine site erosion problems One of the largest nickel mining sites in the world is located on the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Due to the size of the mining project and the terrain of the site, significant cut-and-fill […]

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Application of complex reinforced structure near fault zone

February 1st, 2012

This project, submitted by Ace Geosynthetics, won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2011 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. […]

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