Fabricated Geomembrane Institute offering sponsorships on webinars

August 2, 2021  |  News

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is now offering an opportunity for member companies to sponsor upcoming FGI webinars. The FGI webinars have become popular in the geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering community. FGI is drawing hundreds of registrants to its live webinars eac…
GeoNashville and fall Lobby Day

August 1, 2021  |  GMA News, News

You need to open your calendar and block off Nov. 4–5, 2021, to join us in Nashville, Tenn., for the return to an in-person geosynthetics conference, GeoNashville. The conference features plenary presentations from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA…
GSI’s new GCL test method

August 1, 2021  |  GSI News, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a new standard test method for “Determination of the Polymer Loading in Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs).” It was developed over several years without consensus of the membership. GSI forged ahead with it because we see many such products in the market and bel…
Bentonite mats allow fish to migrate

August 1, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

The Schwabentorwehr (Swabian Gate Weir) in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, was in disrepair and insurmountable for fish. With the help of bentonite mats, the fish now have a free run again. The historic Schwabentorwehr on the Dreisam River was a federally listed building for monument protection. Howe…
ASTM International’s Geotechnical Testing Journal receives increased impact factor rating

July 30, 2021  |  News

ASTM International announced today the Geotechnical Testing Journal received an increased 2020 impact factor rating of 1.469, up nearly 14% from the previous year. The impact factor is calculated each year by Clarivate Analytics and given to journals that appear in their database, Science Citation I…
GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in heap leach mining

July 28, 2021  |  Events, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining,”on August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course r…
How do you select geosynthetics for biogas containment systems?

July 27, 2021  |  News, Products

By Hermann Ng, Senior Technical Sales Manager, APAC Biogas production from anaerobic waste stabilization ponds, typically used for treatment of wastewater from farms and industry, is a smart, sustainable, eco-responsible option. A key component of these systems is the geosynthetic materi…
CSPE: The “Benjamin Button” of polymeric liners

July 26, 2021  |  News, Products

Most polymeric liners undergo oxidative aging immediately after installation, and this continues over time, ultimately leading to a reduction of their molecular chain length (this destructive process is referred to as oxidative degradation). In particular, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear lo…
Brown and Caldwell appoint vice president to accelerate Midwest growth

July 23, 2021  |  News

Seasoned leader Tracy Ekola brings 28 years of environmental engineering nous to expanding region Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced Tracy Ekola has joined the company as vice president and senior director of client services for the Midwest region. T…
IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21, 2021  |  IFAI news, News

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. Read a summary of the report here, and purchased the full report here.