AASHTO updates subsurface investigations guide

October 10, 2022  |  News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently published Manual on Subsurface Investigations, 2nd Edition, which supersedes the first edition issued in 1988. This manual describes the elements, considerations, investigation tools and techniques, and reporti…
30th Buchanan Lecture set for Oct. 14

October 7, 2022  |  News

The 30th Buchanan Lecture is set for October 14, 2022 at 2 p.m CT. at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center in College Station, Texas. This year’s lecturer Mark Buchanan, president of the Structural Integrity Group and grandson of Spencer Buchanan after whom the lecture is named. His t…
Toowoomba landfill undergoing $5.3 million vertical expansion with piggy-back geomembrane liner

October 6, 2022  |  News

The Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is undertaking a $5.3 million project to extend the life of the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre landfill in Toowoomba, Queensland. Specialist Brisbane firm DECC Environmental has started work on the project with support from Toowoomba civil engineering firm Har…
IECA webinar – Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control: Hemp Fiber and Sheep Wool – October 11 and 12

October 5, 2022  |  News

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is hosting a webinar on Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control: Hemp Fiber and Sheep Wool on October 11, 2022 at 3 p.m. MT/5 p.m. ET; and Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Sydney Time. You can register here. This webinar will look at research into waste wool …
Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. acquires Geosynthetic Systems

October 4, 2022  |  News

Terrafix Geosynthetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leggett and Platt, has acquired Ottawa-based Geosynthetics Systems. Geosynthetic Systems specializes in the distribution of products used for erosion and sediment control, drainage and stormwater management, construction, gabion systems, engineere…
TSMO award winners announced

October 4, 2022  |  News

The National Operations Center for Excellence (NOCoE) has named the winners of its 2022 Transportation Systems Management and Operations or TSMO Awards. This annual contest celebrates TSMO strategies and tools that leverage existing infrastructure to increase safety and reliability. Each year, …
Webinar – The Impact of Geosynthetics on Site Design – October 12

October 3, 2022  |  News

A webinar by Peter Hanrahan on The Impact of Geosynthetics on Site Design will take place on October 12, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET. 1 PDH credit is available and you can register here. Up until midway through the 20th century, roadway designers, site managers and installers had few options ava…
Geogrid for Calgary road building

October 1, 2022  |  Final Inspection

Geosynthetic materials have proven their worth on (and below) surfaces across Canada, where they are being used in greater frequency to provide contractors with a stronger, more sustainable, and cost-efficient base for their projects. Canada’s road-building sector recently applied Titan’s Sparta…
Virtual and in-person events 2022-2026

October 1, 2022  |  IGS-NA

IGS North America (IGS-NA) continues its extremely active period of development. We welcome the involvement of Geosynthetics magazine’s readership. If you are not already a member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and one of its chapters, we strongly encourage you to make 2023 the y…
GSI’s annual Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award

October 1, 2022  |  GSI News

The Robert and Mitchell Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award was established in 2021. It is in honor of Robert Landreth (1939–2021) and his wife, Mitchell. The annual award is bestowed by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) in recognition of “distinguished engineering achievement related…