The final IFAI Expo and my first Lobby Day

February 1, 2023  |  Editorial

October and November 2022 turned out to be memorable months as I had the chance to experience our final IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C., and my first—but our final—Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. You’ll find more about Lobby Day in the Update section and GMA column.
A new name and other exciting changes

October 1, 2022  |  Editorial

As fall and winter approach, so do the many expos and conferences Advanced Textiles Association and Geosynthetics participate in. In mid-October our very own IFAI Expo, co-located with Sun Shading Expo North America, will take place October 12 through 14 in Charlotte, N.C. GMA Fall 2022 Lobby Days i…
My ‘Geosynthetics Superhighway’ journey

August 1, 2022  |  Editorial

As you may have read in former senior editor Todd Berger’s final column in the June/July 2022 issue of Geosynthetics magazine, his journey along the “Geosynthetics Superhighway” has come to an end while mine has just begun.
My journey along the ‘Geosynthetics Superhighway’

June 1, 2022  |  Editorial

I've been on a fascinating ride over the last five years during which I have edited and written for Geosynthetics magazine. I began work as the editor of the magazine on March 1, 2017, and less than two weeks later, I traveled to my first geosynthetics-related conference, Geotechnical Frontiers 2017…
Transforming the geosynthetics world

April 1, 2022  |  Editorial

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, we examine the rapidly evolving world of geosynthetics and sustainability with the timely, future-oriented feature by geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey, “Geosynthetics and Sustainability: How Is Our Industry Doing?” 
Profitable geosynthetics companies in 2022?

February 1, 2022  |  Editorial

Before the New Year, in October and November 2021, the first two in-person geosynthetics industry events since the pandemic began took place: the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and GeoNashville 2021. Both were well attended, and many participants were en…
Geosynthetics for CCR, PFAS and energy applications

October 1, 2021  |  Editorial

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine delves deep into two innovative uses of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) in very different applications: coal combustion residual (CCR) leachates and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) mitigation in landfills. We also examine three case studies of energy c…
A special issue of Geosynthetics magazine

August 1, 2021  |  Editorial

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, of the University of Kansas, the 2021 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecturer and Awardee, has written a fascinating article, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Improving Practice with Better Theory,” summa…
Geosynthetics in action

June 1, 2021  |  Editorial

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine will focus on three distinct applications of geosynthetics. As the first feature, “NPA Geocell for a Railway Line Repair in a Permafrost Region,” describes, it took more than two years to come up with a workable, economical solution for repairs to the deterio…
Three very different uses of geosynthetics

April 1, 2021  |  Editorial

In this April/May issue of Geosynthetics magazine, our feature authors tackle three very different uses of geosynthetics with in-depth examination, testing and even a new design method.  In the introduction to their article, “Modular Geosynthetics Construction,” E. Silva, T. D. Stark and Duff S…