By Ron Bygness
Another year, another Specifier’s Guide—for more than a quarter century the gold standard of geosynthetics specifications for engineers, public and private construction, and education. If you missed it, let’s take a look back at Geosynthetics magazine 2014, highlighted here by each issue:
February/March Lance Carter and Michael Bernardi write an insightful geosynthetics industry special feature, “written to emphasize the importance of having documentable certification for geogrid reinforcement products.” Other topics in this issue: slope reinforcement for Lake Tahoe highway, Q’s and A’s from the GMA Techline, landfill closure, and features on the annual International Achievement Awards for geosynthetics projects presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).
April/May Mark Marienfeld and Fred Chuck examine long-term pavement testing by the Federal Highway Administration and describe the results from the exhumation of a geotextile buried for 20 years. Other topics in this issue: state DOT bridge building, roadway erosion control in Florida, and the use of geosynthetic materials in transportation applications.
June/July Author Gerardo Marti gives us a behind-the-scenes look at geotextile tube applications at a hydroelectric dam project in Chile, “On site at the Bio Bio River.” Other topics in this issue: the popular GMA Techline responds to topics ranging from piggyback landfills to seepage and seaming, tunnel construction in Austria, and “Geosynthetics: The science that makes green roofs work.”
August/September The cover story by Pat Elliott describes the role of geosynthetic liners in the construction of an Australian desalination plant. Other topics in this issue: “Geotextile tubes as submerged breakwaters,” geosynthetics and mining, and minimizing geomembrane leakage.
October/November Author Paul O’Malley describes erosion control and shoreline protection in the cover feature “Wakeboarding lakes get synthetic turf revetments.”
Other topics in this issue: marine mattress applications, GCLs in leach pad liner systems, and the GMA Techline provides answers regarding pond liners, fusion welds, landfill cooling, and puncture protection.
All of these articles, plus more industry news and resources, are always available at: www.GeosyntheticsMagazine.com
In 2015, Geosynthetics looks forward to continuing to provide its readers with leading edge geosynthetics feature articles and industry information, including innovative products, applications, and services that you can use.
Finally, please visit us at IFAI’s biennial conference, Geosynthetics 2015, Feb. 15–18 in Portland, Ore. And save the date for GeoTechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12–15 in Orlando, co-locating with the annual GeoCongress of the American Society of Civil Engineers.