IGS-NA news

April 1, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis …

Controlling uplifting gas bubbles in exposed geomembrane-lined ponds—Part 3

Part 1 of this series (Thiel 2017) demonstrated how the size, shape, pressure, and stresses and strains experienced by geomembrane bubbles inflated with gas could be analytically estimated. Part 2 of this series (Thiel 2018) evaluated the considerations for incorporating a gas-venting underdrain below the geomembrane liner. The current, and final, Part 3 of this …

GeoDallas Watch: Geosynthetics in transportation and environmental applications highlight two-day event

GeoDallas 2018 is an intimate two-day educational event focusing on the theme Geosynthetics in Transportation and Environmental Applications to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. The conference includes half-day short courses, case studies, panel discussions and training lectures. The full schedule for the conference will be announced in late April at www.GeoDallas.com. Attendees …

IFAI IAA Awards: Innovative capping system for supersaturated sludge

Completion Date: Aug. 15, 2016 Fabric Name: Geogrid Fabric Producer: Tensar International Corp. Fabric Name: HDPE Geomembrane Fabric Producer: Groupe Solmax A large multinational company closed a manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Sludge was one of the byproducts of the manufacturing process. As part of the closure protocol, the company needed to cap its 12-acre …

Editorial: Geomembranes and water

The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that a clean water supply is “fundamental to global health.” WHO estimates that considerable exposure worldwide to contraction of many waterborne diseases and conditions (diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, parasites, bacterial infections, etc.) could be diminished by increasing access to safe drinking water, improving sanitation and hygiene, and improving water management. …

Geosynthetics Pavilion at 2018 IFAI Expo booth reservation opens

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened reservations for exhibit booths at the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 15–18, 2018, with the exhibit floor open Oct. 16–18. The Geosynthetics Pavilion is part of IFAI Expo, the largest industrial fabrics and …

Geosynthetics: To protect and conserve water

Geosynthetics are part of a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure that helps to treat, store and deliver clean water around the world. If you’ve had a glass of clean water today, you can likely thank a geosynthetic product. Geosynthetics perform behind-the-scenes work to ensure communities have access to adequate potable water and clean waterways. They also hold …

GMA spring Lobby Day is May 16–17, 2018

GMA’s biannual Lobby Day has helped the industry make significant strides toward increasing our exposure in Washington, D.C., and pushing for stronger consideration of geosynthetics’ use in environmental and civil infrastructure applications. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, and geosynthetics have been cited as an innovative material in multiple pieces of …