New polyurethane composite expected to extend German North Sea defenses

October 1, 2010  |  News

Editor’s Note: This article and two interesting sidebars were published in the October/November 2007 issue of Geosynthetics. Comment From: David, U.K. Posted: Aug. 18, 2010 U.K. farmers are being encouraged to partner with the Environment Agency to help maintain the sea walls that protect thei…
Examples of paradigm confusion in the June/July 2010 issue of Geosynthetics

October 1, 2010  |  News

To the editor: “Magic” is an appropriate description where the two significant elements of very different properties are combined to produce a unique composite stronger than either element. Concrete and asphaltic concrete are two examples of “unique composites.” Unique compos…
Green roof market growth: Opportunities and challenges

October 1, 2010  |  Features, News

By Dhani Narejo Introduction The forecast for the North American roofing market is an anticipated worth of $18 billion in 2014(1) with the most rapid gains expected in alternative roofing technologies, including green roofs. This is good news for the geosynthetics industry. While traditional roofs d…
GG3-87

October 1, 2010  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline RE: GG3-87 I was wondering if guideline GG3-87 is still in use. If it is, could I get a copy? Thank you. (Jason | Kentucky) Reply: Good question and, as with many other GRI Standards, we have given the GRI method to ASTM, which now has a replacement. The replacement for &hellip…
Future meetings / ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics

October 1, 2010  |  News

The American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) Committee D35 on Geosynthetics was formed in 1984. D35 meets twice each year, usually in January/February and in June, with about 60 members participating in 45 meetings during three days. The Committee currently has about 275 members and it ha…
Emas Kiara strengthens status in Europe

October 1, 2010  |  News

Malaysia-based Emas Kiara Industries Bhd (Emas Kiara) is penetrating the European geosynthetics market via an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) link with an established player, according to reports from theborneopost.com. According to RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd (RHB Research), Emas Kiara&rsq…
Student activities at Geo-Frontiers ’11

October 1, 2010  |  News

Students are an integral part of the future for the geotechnical engineering profession. Geo-Frontiers 2011 features several student activities. Each activity is designed to help students grow professionally and to offer opportunities to network with their future colleagues. Geo-challenge student co…
Are we missing the (sustainability) boat?

October 1, 2010  |  News

By Bob Koerner Perhaps it’s mainly perception, but I think that the reason geosynthetics have made significant inroads in myriad applications is based heavily on cost. Cost enters into the decision to use geosynthetics (over traditional materials) in one of two ways: to provide equivalent perf…
GRI-24 Conference: Optimizing Sustainability Using Geosynthetics

October 1, 2010  |  News

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Dallas, Texas Excited about the realization of drastic CO2 reductions using geosynthetics, we decided to build our annual conference around such a sustainability theme. GRI-24 is in Dallas, Texas on March 16, 2011, and is embedded into the larger Geo-Frontiers 2011 Confer…
IFAI Expo Asia offers new market opportunities

October 1, 2010  |  News

From: Stephen M. Warner, president and CEO Industrial Fabrics Association International Dear Industry Professional, It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in a dynamic gathering for our industry—IFAI Expo Asia 2011. This event is at the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Exhibition Centre …