New chapter for geosynthetics

July 1, 2024  |  Editorial

With this issue, Geosynthetics magazine begins a new journey. The Geosynthetics staff has spent the last year talking to our readers to find out what they like about the magazine and how we can improve. Working with the editorial advisory board, industry leaders and knowledge experts, the Geosynthet…
Quality control factory fabrication of flexible geomembranes guide

April 1, 2024  |  Editorial

The Flexible/Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has expanded its mandate to include providing industry education, support, and technology transfer on the use of flexible geomembranes that can be factory fabricated into large panels. Case in point is the unveiling of its new Factory Fabrication G…
Geosynthetics mobile app nearing 12,000 downloads

February 1, 2024  |  Editorial

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile app in January 2023 and by early November the app had garnered close to 12,000 downloads. Trinette Ba…
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…