Raven announces leadership changes

October 7th, 2020

Raven Industries Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D., has announced it is making key leadership changes as part of the company’s continued strategy to focus on greater growth and long-term success.  Last year, Raven launched an expansion of its strategy by increasing investments in targeted areas, including Raven Autonomy™ and Raven Composites™. “I’ve never been more confident […]

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Webinar series to examine global erosion case studies

October 5th, 2020

Join IECA for the Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies web series to explore the world's challenges in erosion control and how innovation and collaboration has led to success. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment. November […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of slopes with nailed or anchored geosynthetics

October 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on October 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The sliding of soil slopes in the […]

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Connect with new customers as an exhibitor at IFAI Virtual Expo

October 1st, 2020

IFAI Virtual Expo is a month away and there is still time to become an exhibitor. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with potential new customers in this time where travel is limited. By becoming an exhibitor at IFAI Virtual Expo you will be able to showcase your products and services, have real-time conversations with […]

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Testing wind-resistant geosynthetics

October 1st, 2020

By George R. Koerner As you can see by Figure 1, we are experiencing a new age of geosynthetics. Over the past 15 years, we have seen a propensity of polymeric materials left exposed to rather than covered from the environment. This is in large part due to the strides geosynthetic manufacturers and polymer formulators […]

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Full schedule now available for Geosynthetics Conference 2021

October 1st, 2020

Registration for the Geosynthetics Conference 2021 is now open, and the full schedule is available online. The time has come to start booking your travel, making plans to attend the sessions that have caught your eye and mapping out which booths you will visit. Visit www.geosyntheticsconference.com to view the full program and peruse the list […]

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IGS-NA cosponsors Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference

October 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) board is pleased to announce our cosponsorship of the virtual Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference, Nov. 15–18, 2020. This conference carries a strong geosynthetics short course and technical track focused on geosynthetic applications in mill tailings and mine waste. The Tailings and […]

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Distinctive uses of geosynthetics

October 1st, 2020

This issue of Geosynthetics takes a look at bridges, drainage/coal combustion residuals and highways/geosynthetic wall systems. It’s a diverse issue showing the breadth of geosynthetics applications. Patricia Guerra-Escobar’s “Reinforced embankments for the causeway for a North Wales bridge project” examines the use of geogrids in the replacement of a 160-year-old bridge in the U.K. “CCR […]

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Mechanically stabilized earth wall with simulated tablets as facade

October 1st, 2020

By César Roldán Acosta FIGURE 1 Mechanically stabilized earth wall construction process, Mexico The strategic geographical location of the state of Mexico forces a constant interaction with the economic activities of Mexico City. For this reason, it is critically important to keep the roads linking several towns throughout the state in good condition. The Secretaría […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

October 1st, 2020

Chair’s corner By Bryan Gee I am honored and humbled to assume the responsibilities of chair of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. During my time as an active participant in GMA, the organization has been fortunate to have the excellent leadership of Boyd Ramsey, Keith Gardner and Fred Chuck as chairs, and we […]

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