GSI offers webinar on in-situ stabilization of slopes using anchored geosynthetics

July 6, 2017  |  GSI News, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on July 6, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The sliding of soil slopes in the form of localized landslides represents an annual loss of $2 to 5 billion in A…
GSI offers webinar on geosynthetic applications in the private sector

June 26, 2017  |  GSI News, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetic Applications in the Private Sector,” on June 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. In the past, the geosynthetics industry has focused on the major application areas within transportation, environmental, and hydraulic engi…
Geosynthetics Institute News

June 1, 2017  |  GSI News, News

Robert M. Koerner on his namesake award and lecture series On March 14, 2017, at the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, Fla., George Koerner graciously accepted the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The biennial award and lecture series were established by the Geosynthetic Mater…
MSE wall failures vis-à-vis the lack of filtration design

April 1, 2017  |  GSI News, News

Since 2001, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has been accumulating data on failures of geosynthetic-reinforced mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls. We currently have 301 cases, with 191 (63%) caused in whole or part by water in, or adjacent to, the reinforced soil zone. We sincerely …
Overview of GSI’s surveys

February 1, 2007  |  GSI News

By Bob Koerner It appears to this writer that any forward looking decisions—business or otherwise—should be made on the basis of factual information from the past. My son sent an E-mail to me stating: “Without data, yours is just another opinion!” One step further in gathering this data is t…