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.
Product specification

June 1, 2007  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline Subject: Product specification We are proposing to stabilize a section of eroded riverbank with riprap. We would like to install a fabric beneath the riprap to hold the existing sandy soils in place. Can you give us a recommendation? The river is tidal and the area is exposed t…
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…
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…
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…