More good news for ATA members

October 1, 2023  |  Editorial

As most of you know, Geosynthetics magazine is a publication of the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA)—a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry to provide members with relevant information, sourcing solutions and networking…
Cross USA Lecture Tour

August 1, 2023  |  Editorial

If you haven’t had a chance to catch the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers 2022–2023 Cross-USA Lecture Tour, you still have a few opportunities to do so. This ongoing program for local G-I chapters and graduate student organizations is available to enhance the presti…
A new look for Geo-Congress 2023

June 1, 2023  |  Editorial

In Hollywood, Calif., a walkway of stars honors those who have achieved greatness in the areas of music, sports, film and television. And just a few blocks away, Geo-Congress 2023 remembered its stars with a similar geotechnical walk of fame on the second floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center. …
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…