Solmax pit thermal energy storage with geosynthetics on the Tibetan Plateau

July 19th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax Tibet has an average elevation of more than 13,100 feet (4,000 m), reaching to 16,400 feet (5,000 m). At these heights, temperatures can remain below freezing all day in winter, plunging to –4°F (–20 °C). In 2018, Tibet’s first large solar thermal district heating system was designed and built at 15,000 […]

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GMA releases full schedule for GeoNashville 2021

July 16th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced the full schedule for GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn., where you can experience 1.5 days of education, plenaries and networking. View the agenda for each day below and make sure you register today. Day 1 | Thursday, Nov. 4 9–10 am | Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with […]

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Coastal protection solution with geotextile sand containers

July 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE Due to climate change, storm surges are becoming more frequent. The coast in the seaside resort of Lubmin, Germany, was exposed to several storm surges over a short time. In case of an additional storm surge, the existing coastal protection dune was in danger of breaking. In 2017 and 2019, a […]

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TRB’s AKG80 Standing Committee on Geosynthetics seeking abstracts for 2022 young person’s poster session

July 13th, 2021

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Geosynthetics has issued a call for abstracts for the young persons’ (age 35 and under) poster session at the TRB 101st Annual Meeting, Jan. 9–13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Eligible researchers and engineers are invited to submit abstracts mentioning and showcasing their research works in this special […]

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Sun Shading Expo North America moves co-location debut with IFAI Expo to 2022

July 12th, 2021

Downtown Nashville, Tenn. Messe Stuttgart announced that their new U.S.-based show, Sun Shading Expo North America, will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more. The premiere of Sun […]

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Tentoma offers packaging of geotextile rolls with core plug applicator

July 12th, 2021

The RoRo StretchPack packaging machines from Tentoma can now be equipped with a core plug applicator Automatic insertion of core plugs in rolls is now an option for the RoRo StretchPack packaging machines from Tentoma. The RoRo StretchPack packaging machines have become popular, especially for the packaging of geotextiles. The reason is that the horizontal […]

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How to calculate the allowable flow rate of a geocomposite

July 9th, 2021

By Su Jong Hao, Technical Sales Manager, Solmax Asia-Pacific The Geosynthetic Research Institute’s GRI-GC8 design guide provides a methodology to calculate the allowable flow rate of a geocomposite. But there are additional factors that need to be considered.  The GRI-GC8 methodology to calculate the allowable flow rate of the material of choice can be used to determine the factor of safety (FS) in […]

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Tips on choosing a high-quality landfill cover

July 8th, 2021

There is more to shopping for a landfill cover than just selecting materials. While it is important to select a material capable of handling the UV rays and rough surfaces of a landfill cell, it is also a good idea to consider what the manufacturer of the cover can offer beyond just the right polymers. […]

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Titan launches R & D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group

July 7th, 2021

Titan is thrilled to continue its research partnership with McGill University’s Geo-Group in Montreal, Que., Canada, a group made up of graduates, researchers, technical and academic staff involved in geotechnical engineering research and teaching. Titan proudly supports this industry initiative through in-kind financial contributions, testing materials, and technical support from the company’s chief technology officer […]

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Driving earth anchors in adverse conditions

July 6th, 2021

By Ben Campbell, P.E., Propex Earth anchors come in all shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, stainless steel and ductile iron. Earth anchors are also used for many different purposes. Propex primarily uses percussion-driven engineered earth anchors (EEA) to create an artificial deep root system for ARMORMAX. The ARMORMAX […]

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