O-I chooses steel reinforced geosynthetic drainage improvements for a Texas landfill

May 17, 2018

In December 2017, Owens-Illinois, commonly known as O-I and one of the largest glassmakers in the world, took action to improve the drainage system for their glass container landfill situated near the company’s O-I Waco manufacturing facility in Waco, Texas, Contech Engineered Solutions said in a press release. The consulting engineer worked closely with the …

GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

May 9, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt …

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Geocomposite drain flow capacity: ISO VS. ASTM

February 1, 2014

From the GMA Techline RE: Geocomposite drain flow capacity: ISO VS. ASTM We are evaluating geocomposite drain products for underdrainage beneath geomembrane-lined ponds. This is an international project—we are considering non-North American products for which the hydraulic properties are based on EN ISO 12958 rather than on ASTM D4716. Would you kindly comment on how …

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Apparent opening size (ASTM D4751) for geotextiles

From the GMA Techline RE: Apparent opening size (ASTM D4751) for geotextiles Our specification calls for a geotextile with an AOS of #50 U.S. sieve (0.3mm). I understand that unlike the rest of the technical property values, AOS is specified by the maximum value (i.e., MaxARV not MARV). Please advise. Does it mean that I …

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More silt fence

From the GMA Techline RE: More silt fence Also, I have another question regarding geo properties and their specifications. Permittivity is an indicator of how well water can flow through the fabric. AOS is an indicator of the soil particle size held back by the fabric. The permittivity specification is a minimum value while AOS …

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Cover veneer stability and freezing

From the GMA Techline RE: Cover veneer stability and freezing I received a question recently from a regulator on whether freezing conditions could result in reduced interface shear strength between a geocomposite drainage layer and a geomembrane for a cover system with three feet of overlying soil. We have not historically seen freezing and ice …

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How tubular drainage geocomposite was used in landfill final cover

June 1, 2013

A first for landfills in the southeastern United States. By Thomas B. Maier, P.E., and Stéphane Fourmont Introduction In landfill final cover systems, geocomposite drainage products are frequently used as a drainage layer above the geomembrane layer and for surficial landfill gas collection, either in strips or as a continuous layer, below the geomembrane. For …

Back to the waterfront (in Toronto)

April 1, 2013

By Ron Bygness In the October/November 2011 issue of Geosynthetics, we looked at how a popular section of Toronto was being redeveloped, thanks to the drainage power of the mighty little wick drain. The article “On the waterfront (in Toronto)” specifically featured the West Don Lands, an 80-acre area situated just inland from what developers …

Building Levee WBV-72

August 17, 2012

Post-Katrina reconstruction included 350 miles of perimeter levees in New Orleans By Chris Kelsey Introduction Following the extensive damage of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, legislation authorized and funded the reconstruction and improvement of the levee system in the New Orleans, La. (NOLA) region. This notably ambitious engineering project established a goal to provide 100-year …

TenCate introduces new software for MSE applications

March 2, 2012

MiraSlope helps in product selection TenCate Geosynthetics unveiled MiraSlope design solutions software for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications in a March 1 press release. The release said that the new software is based on state-of-the-practice design methods and can determine the optimal reinforcement configuration for simple geometries using an interactive approach. The software program can …