Mining tailings management with geosynthetics

June 30th, 2021

Tailings are by-products, the materials that remain after the process of separating the target mineral from the uneconomic fraction of an ore. They are different from the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body, which are displaced during mining without being processed. Tailings can be liquid, solid or a slurry […]

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GSI to host webinar on hydraulic applications

June 30th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),”on July 14, 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. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people […]

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TenCate releases booklet on reinforced soil case studies

June 29th, 2021

TenCate Geosynthetics released an updated version of the popular Reinforced Soil Case Studies booklet. Over the last 45 years, TenCate Geosynthetics has been involved in many reinforced soil applications, in many parts of the world. The selection of the case studies contained in this booklet give an appreciation of the diverse range of reinforced soil […]

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Innovation in the construction industry

June 28th, 2021

By Bryan Gee, director of education and training, Tensar International The construction industry has a long history of innovation. From the Romans paving the way for our modern road infrastructure to technological breakthroughs like the building information modeling (BIM) system, we have come a long way from breaking the wheels of our horse-drawn carriages in rutted dirt roads. […]

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ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card: Five segments where geomembranes offer cost-effective solutions

June 25th, 2021

By Felon Wilson, Geomembrane Consultant for Seaman Corp. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a report on the state of infrastructure in the U.S. The report is in the form of a report card with an A to F grade and includes details on the overall grade in the 17 […]

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Core & Main signs agreement to acquire L & M Bag & Supply

June 25th, 2021

St. Louis-based Core & Main LP, a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage, fire protection products, and related services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of L & M Bag & Supply Co. Inc., and certain of its affiliates. The acquisition will mark Core […]

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Get involved in ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics

June 24th, 2021

By Gary T. Torosian, Chief Operating Officer, Geocomp/GeoTesting Express ASTM is the abbreviation for the American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM International is a consensus standard writing organization that is involved with almost every type of material engineers work with, including soil, rock, geosynthetics, concrete, steel and plastic. If you’ve worked on a tunnel, highway, deep […]

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4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics moved to 2023

June 23rd, 2021

The International Geosynthetic Society in Egypt (IGSE) is pleased to announce that the 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics shall take place in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 20–23, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference dates have been postponed from the original dates in October 2021. As a newly formed chapter of IGS, IGSE is […]

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GeoNashville registration opens

June 22nd, 2021

Registration is now open for GeoNashville 2021 happening Nov. 4–5, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. This event brings geosynthetics professionals back together in person for a day and a half of learning, networking and comradery. Experience presentations from the FHWA, FAA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and get access to a variety of […]

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Size and application suggestions for polyethylene liners

June 22nd, 2021

Ever since polymers were first conceived as a material in construction, engineers were already creating product variations to hone the physical properties to best fit the needs of a project. In fact, before the term geosynthetics was even coined, the material was being used in projects such as the Delta Works in the Netherlands and […]

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