The 2022 Global Waste Management Symposium now accepting abstracts

March 31st, 2021

The Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS), to be held Feb. 13–16, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif., is the leading forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. GWMS invites researchers, engineers, designers, academicians, students, facility owners and operators, regulators and policymakers to participate. GWMS […]

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Presto GeoSystems installs GEOWEB geocells under Tasmanian road

March 30th, 2021

The Huon Valley Council is situated south of Hobart—the southernmost local government council in Australia. Esperance Coast Road, Huon Valley, Tasmania, was showing several signs of deterioration along its length, including deformation, cracks and edge failure. To mitigate this, Huon Valley Council enlisted consultant Pitt and Sherry to undertake pavement investigations, focusing on the section […]

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IGS says geosynthetics make significant contributions toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 29th, 2021

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) are a call to action for countries to unite to improve lives and protect the environment, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) said. Its remit is bold—from tackling climate change to supporting gender equality, from responsible production to championing peace and justice worldwide. The IGS […]

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Layfield Group to distribute Tensar products in Canada

March 26th, 2021

Layfield Group announced an agreement with Tensar International Corp. for Canadian distribution of Tensar geosynthetics products. Tensar is the industry leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement. Over the past three decades, the company has developed products and technologies that have been at the forefront of the geotechnical industry. As a result, you know you can […]

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IGS announces Educate the Educators events for 2021

March 25th, 2021

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced it had allocated funding in the society’s 2021 budget for Educate the Educators events in the following countries: EgyptSouth AfricaColumbiaChileHondurasVietnamMalaysiaRomaniaItalyGermanyUK While not all events can take place in person, the IGS hopes virtual initiatives will continue to educate, inform and inspire. Alongside this, the recently-formed IGS Foundation (IGSF) continues […]

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Elsayed joins Geocomp staff

March 24th, 2021

Geocomp announced Assem Elsayed will join the company as vice president and practice area leader for geostructural engineering. Elsayed comes with a wealth of experience within the geotechnical and geostructural engineering field, having spent the last 25 years managing large engineering teams with high-profile, complex and challenging projects. He has extensive experience with the design […]

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Concrete Canvas is first GCCM to comply with new ASTM standard

March 23rd, 2021

Concrete Canvas Ltd. announced that its CC5, CC8 and CC13 GCCMs are the first products to demonstrate compliance with the GCCM classification for Type I, Type II and Type III, respectively. In March 2021 ASTM International published ASTM D8364/D8364M-21: Standard Specification for Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) Materials. This standard is the only internationally recognized […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

March 23rd, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,”on April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or […]

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Geosynthetics for Maaden Phosphate Tailings Pond

March 22nd, 2021

In phase 2 of this expansion project, Solmax provided 9,687,519 square feet (900,000 m2) of flawless double-sided, textured FrictionFlex geomembrane for new tailings ponds at a fertilizer plant in Saudi Arabia. The geosynthetics underwent stringent testing by the client and were found to be ideal.   Maaden Phosphate Co., a joint venture with Saudi Basic Industries […]

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Benefits of woven and nonwoven geotextiles

March 18th, 2021

Woven geotextile fabrics are manufactured through traditional weaving of individual threads into sizeable sheets. Individual threads are made of different kinds of materials, ranging from fibrillated yarns to monofilaments, slit films, etc. They are woven together on a specialized loom to create a large, uniform piece or sheet of geotextile material. Because of this process, […]

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