GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor …

Geosynthetic Institute News

August 1, 2017

Commentary on geosynthetic specifications One can only suspect that the first specification on a given manufactured material came along with or very shortly after the first manufactured product became available. It follows then that some 200 years later, manufactured geosynthetic materials should do likewise. In fact, so-called standards organizations have evolved by publishing the following …

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

July 6, 2017

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 America, not to mention …

GSI offers webinar on geosynthetic applications in the private sector

June 26, 2017

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 engineering. Yet, many smaller application areas are also important and noteworthy. …

Geosynthetics Institute News

June 1, 2017

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 Materials Association (GMA) Executive Council; Koerner was the first recipient. …

MSE wall failures vis-à-vis the lack of filtration design

April 1, 2017

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 hope that our past writings and webinars are helping to …