Geocell technology in erosion control

April 20, 2024  |  Features

Erosion control is a critical challenge in environmental engineering, especially in areas where construction and landscaping alter the natural terrain. Geocell technology has emerged as an innovative solution to this problem. Geocells are three-dimensional, honeycomb-like structures made from geosyn…
The use of bituminous geomembranes (BGM) in reservoir applications

April 10, 2024  |  Features

The relentless growth of the global population over successive decades has placed a significant strain on the demand for food and potable water resources, necessitating a more efficient approach to water storage reservoirs. As the prevalence of drought intensifies, it becomes imperative to address t…
Geosynthetics embankment with seismic resilience for highway

April 1, 2024  |  Features

The tectonic movements caused by earthquakes seriously affect the stability of infrastructure. Highways that pass through seismic fault zones are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic earthquake damage because of their long lines and broad areas. The traditional solutions for these problematic sit…
Geosynthetics companies navigate the infrastructure law

April 1, 2024  |  Features, Markets, Product Trends

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed more than two years ago to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure, providing funding to rebuild roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, help provide high-speed internet across the country, and deliver cleane…
Trout Unlimited rehabs Wisconsin river

February 10, 2024  |  Features

There’s something about cold, bubbling trout water that can relax almost anyone (Figure 2). Thus, it is imperative to conserve and restore our precious streams and rivers for future generations to experience and enjoy. With this in mind, the Lakeshore Chapter of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (LSTU) un…
Improving the performance of geosynthetic reinforced SRW by design

February 1, 2024  |  Features

Generally, using current design standards (e.g., any AASHTO edition), geosynthetic reinforced segmental retaining walls (SRW) have performed well. However, there exists scenarios that predispose such systems to poor performance, particularly inadequate reinforcement within the wall system and in the…
Premier Product Showcase 2024

February 1, 2024  |  Features, Premier Product Preview

Here is your first look at some of the new products and services that will be available from companies in 2024. 
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Cation exchange processes in GCLs

October 20, 2023  |  Features

Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are multi-component materials commonly used in hydraulic barrier systems in applications ranging from different types of landfills to waste ponds to additional liquid containment applications. Conventional GCLs consist of a thin layer of montmorillonite clay (i.e., be…
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Leveraging soil nail technology for MSE retaining wall

October 10, 2023  |  Features

The Domain at Phipps Plaza is a luxury condominium development in the well-traveled and populated urban area of Buckhead in Atlanta, Ga. This 319-unit mid-rise residential complex is within a mixed-use area that incorporates hotels, office space, high-end shopping, theaters and restaurants.
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Airports zone in on geosynthetics

October 1, 2023  |  Features

Airport runways are not mere roads. They need to be built smoother and stronger to support the loads of jet planes without buckling under the weight, which is no small task in areas that may be swampy, dry, or subject to heavy rains, earthquakes or myriad other challenging soil conditions.