GSI offers webinar on pond liners

January 16th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The first ponds were lined with geomembranes in the 1930s, and the application has grown enormously to the present. For example, of the many kinds of contained liquids, hazardous types […]

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FGI offers pond liner leakage calculator

January 16th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) Pond Liner Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet based on Darcy’s Law that produces a comparison between leakage rates for compacted soils and geosynthetic liners. The FGI calculator allows the user to input the size of the containment basin (including length, width, depth, side slope angle and freeboard); the anticipated level […]

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Alexiew, formerly of HUESKER, launches consultancy 

January 16th, 2018

Long-time HUESKER leader Dr.-Ing. Dimiter Alexiew has formed an independent consultancy, specializing in geosynthetics in the fields of earthworks, road and railway construction, landfill construction, brown field sites, land reclamation, stockyards, foundation engineering and sludge lagoons.  Dr.-Ing. Alexiew began work at HUESKER in 1993 as the deputy head of engineering in Gescher, Germany, taking over […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference issues Call for Abstracts

January 16th, 2018

The Geosynthetics 2019 conference, Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, has issued a Call for Abstracts. Abstract submission is now open, and abstracts are due on or before April 6, 2018. This premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International and supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, brings together […]

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FGI launches new website

January 15th, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) launched its new website at https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com. The website is intended to highlight FGI research, short course information, testing specifications and guidelines, member information, geomembrane and equipment guides, technical papers and articles, and geosynthetic industry news and events. In addition to providing current information on FGI events, […]

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GSI releases RFP for graduate student fellowships

January 15th, 2018

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announced a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. In 2018 awards will be given in two categories: 1. Unsolicited geosynthetic topics at $5,000 each 2. Solicitated topics at a grant level to be decided (> $5,000) A list of topics […]

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TRB webinar on airport pavement applications and maintenance

January 15th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Feb. 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management and Research Report 178: Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports. The webinar will discuss the […]

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TRB Annual Meeting is Jan. 7–11, 2018

January 6th, 2018

More than 13,000 people—including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia—are expected to gather for the Transportation Research Board’s 97th Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 7–11, 2018, and will involve thousands of presentations at nearly 800 sessions and […]

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Early-bird pricing for 2018 IFAI Canada Expo ends tomorrow

January 4th, 2018

Register for the 2018 IFAI Canada Expo in Montreal, Quebec, by Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, before rates increase. Don’t miss the event that expands the Canadian marketplace for the industrial textile industry. Make first-class connections, get inspired and find new faces for expert advice. IFAI Canada Expo offers education, network, exhibits and fun, including: Two […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulics

January 3rd, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications,” on Jan. 10, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s population) in 60 countries will have inadequate freshwater. This alarming prediction suggests that water must be hydraulically transferred […]

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