Further clarifications on GRS construction

April 1, 2007  |  News

To the editor: Thank you for your response to my concern about a photo in Geosynthetics magazine, February-March 2007. While including a photo of the Bowman Road Bridge in the article, “Junction strength requirement for roadway design construction” was done [solely] for aesthetic purpose…
A conservative junction-strength requirement

April 1, 2007  |  News

To the editor: Thank you for the article “Junction-strength requirements for roadway design, construction” (Geosynthetics, February/March, 2007), defining and categorizing the use of junction strength as a specifying property for geogrid reinforcements. The excellent summary of performan…
Geosynthetics-2007 is a hit in D.C.

April 1, 2007  |  News

After more than 1,000 participants and 76 exhibits, more than 60 papers and presentations, 9 short courses, 4 special sessions, 3 keynotes, and 2 panels—after all that in just 4 days, the Geosynthetics-2007 Conference and Trade Show came to a close in Washington, D.C. The Jan. 16-19 event mark…
IECA rolls into Reno

April 1, 2007  |  News

Environmental Connection—EC-’07—filled the halls of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Feb. 12-16. The event featured full-day training courses addressing topics such as wind erosion, construction site management, and NPDES regulations and compliance. PHDs and CEUs were available fo…
Geosynthetics sessions packed at GeoDenver

April 1, 2007  |  News

Nearly 70 eager attendees crowded into each of the three technical sessions on geosynthetics held during the annual Congress of the Geo-Institute of ASCE at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver Feb. 18-21. Two of the sessions focussed on “Deficiencies of Current Design Methods and Construction Guide…
U.S. geosynthetics demand to reach 870 million yards2 by 2010

April 1, 2007  |  News

Geosynthetics demand is projected to increase 4.4% per year through 2010 to 870 million yards2. Geosynthetics include geotextiles, geomembranes, geonets, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, preformed geocomposites, geocells, and geofoams. Advances will be fueled by a recovery in nonbuilding construc…
ASTM committee developing drain test

April 1, 2007  |  News

ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics is currently developing a proposed new standard that covers the test procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of prefabricated vertical drains to enhance the consolidation of soils under specified conditions. The proposed standard, WK13402-Test Met…
Thanks and thanks again!

February 1, 2007  |  News

To the editor: I just read the October/November 2006 edition of Geosynthetics. Thanks for your coverage of the recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Steve Stockton presentation to your Geosynthetic Materials Association Executive Council. Also, thanks for GMA’s support of the Water Resources Dev…
GMA-Mexico offers classes

February 1, 2007  |  News

The Mexico office of the Geosynthetic Materials Association designed and delivered two courses last fall. One was for the Mexican Army’s Departament of Engineering; the other with open enrollment for civilian engineers and academics. The military engineers were very receptive last September to…
New officers for ASCE

February 1, 2007  |  News

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) installed newly elected officers to its board last October. The new board representatives include: William F. Marcuson III, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, director emeritus of the Geotechnical Laboratory at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss.…