Ten reasons why you should be in Cancún next March

June 1, 2007  |  News

By Beth Wistrcill, Manager, Geosynthetics Conferences and Events Editor’s Note: We asked the new Manager for Geosynthetics Conferences and Events, Beth Wistrcill, to offer her take on why you should attend the GeoAmericas2008 Conference and Exhibition in Cancún March 2-5, 2008. The firs…
New books for the geosynthetics industry

June 1, 2007  |  News

Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering A new book, Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering, includes contributions from a cavalcade of international academics and professional engineers. Part 1 of the book covers the fundamentals of geosynthetics. Chapters include discussion of the design and durability of g…
ASTM Vol. 04.13 Geosynthetics

June 1, 2007  |  News

Published: May, 2007 Volume 04.13 focuses on the mechanical, endurance, permeability, and filtration properties of geosynthetics. Applications such as roadway stabilization and repair, erosion control, geomembranes, soil drainage, and reinforcement, as well as hydraulic barriers composed primarily o…
Techtextil-2007 held in Frankfurt

June 1, 2007  |  News

Exhibitors, presenters, and other industry visitors gathered June 12–14 for Techtextil-2007 in Frankfurt, Germany. Techtextil is a featured international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. A global market of technical textiles was showcased.
Richardson company now has new name

April 1, 2007  |  News

Richardson Smith Gardner and Associates is the new name for the former G.N.Richardson and Associates, based in Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Gregory Richardson, the company has served a variety of municipal, private, and industrial clients across the country. The new officers include Stacey S…
Coming: 3rd edition of SRW design manual

April 1, 2007  |  News

The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Design Manual Task Group for Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW) has decided to create a third edition of its manual, which combines the SRW Drainage Design’s second edition and the Seismic Design manuals into one complete text. The task force will re-e…
GRI-20 conference: A retrospective

April 1, 2007  |  News

All previous GRI conferences have focused on either a single or double theme. As such, they are meant to be a tutorial on: advancing an established area in geosynthetics trying to make inroads into a new and/or emerging area GRI-20 was of the latter type and it is clearly the more difficult. This is…
Geosynthetics and the government marketplace

April 1, 2007  |  News

A report commissioned by the Geosynthetic Materials Assciation has opened up a government relations program and the first organized lobbying effort for the geosynthetics industry. By Andrew Aho Introduction In January 2006, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), contracted with a lobbying fir…
Commentary RE #1: article on structured geomembranes

April 1, 2007  |  News

To the editor: The February/March 2007 issue of Geosynthetics contains an article on the use of structured geomembranes in landfill final closure designs. The article contains many positive statements regarding polyethylene geomembranes with structured surfaces that are manufactured by the flat-die …
Commentary RE #2: article on structured geomembranes

April 1, 2007  |  News

It takes an “interesting” article (“Using structured geomembranes in final solid-waste landfill closure designs,”) to generate a dozen pained e-mail comments to me even before I received my February/March copy of Geosynthetics! This topic had its beginnings in a paper I had r…