GMA 2016: A year in review

February 1st, 2017

2016 was another strong year for the Geosynthetic Materials Association and it was my honor to work with the Executive Council and our membership to manage all of GMA’s activities throughout the year. GMA ended the year with 13 Executive Council members and a total membership of 75 companies. In addition to a strong membership, […]

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Oh no! The GCL got wet! Now what?

February 1st, 2017

Authors’ note: The conditions This project started in central California in July 2014, and we watched the weather forecasts on the nightly news and we were calm. A few weeks later, the project is running longer than expected, and now we are watching the Weather Channel and reading Weather Underground and Accuweather with more interest […]

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A tribute to Robert Landreth

February 1st, 2017

Former head of the EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) An unsung hero of the geoenvironmental and geosynthetics fields is a retired former research director at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. Robert E. Landreth. It was Bob Landreth’s vision and tenacity in advocating for research funds that made possible pioneering research […]

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Questions and answers from the GMA Techline

February 1st, 2017

Spraying? Shear Strength? Hydraulics? [A more] non-permeable GT? Q: I have received an inquiry for a non-permeable geotextile, which is UV-resistant and will be installed on a long slope for erosion control. Could you kindly recommend a product that would meet these requirements or a solution for this application? Your assistance with this is much […]

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It has been a good run

February 1st, 2017

My October 2016 column in this space recounted my first week on the job in December 2005. But as you read this column today, we move full circle. This is my last column for Geosynthetics magazine. Yep, I am retiring. Well, let’s say semi-retiring. “Semi” means I will still be around a few days each […]

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