GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

June 10, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on June 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet …

Registration is open for waste containment system design seminar

June 4, 2020

WhenSept. 15–16, 2020 WhereCrowne Plaza HotelSyracuse, N.Y. This technical training opportunity will provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be discussed to show how they either …

IGS-NA holds workshop at Geosynthetics Conference 2020

June 1, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) held a technical and social session at the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES in North Charleston, S.C. The chapter would like to express our sincere gratitude to our volunteers that made this session happen: Boyd Ramsey of Boyd Ramsey Consulting, Professor Michael Pluimer of the …

GMA history, Part 2

During the Geosynthetics CASE STUDIES Conference in March in North Charleston, S.C., a few of the past Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) leaders had an opportunity to address the gathering and recall their personal experiences and achievements when they chaired the GMA executive council. This is the second installment of the history of GMA.  Beginning in …

Test method for determining leakage through imperfections in GMs of a composite liner system

George R. Koerner This article describes a large-scale test method intended to determine the leakage through imperfections in a geomembrane (GM) under a given head. It can be used as a performance test to simulate field conditions where the GM is physically breached. The test method places a GM test specimen of 2 feet (0.6 …

GSI to host webinar on sustainability with geosynthetics

May 29, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Sustainability with Geosynthetics,” on June 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. There is a tremendous amount of infrastructure throughout the world. As it ages, it …

EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Due to the global development and concerns over COVID-19, the EuroGeo7 Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from Sept. 6–9, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland, is now postponed until May 16–19, 2021. The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference. The organizers …

Deadline extended for Geosynthetics Conference 2021 abstracts

May 26, 2020

The deadline to submit abstracts for Geosynthetics Conference 2021 has been extended to June 15, 2020. Now is the time to submit abstract submissions for technical papers of all types—see the current topic and session list below.  The 2021 Geosynthetics Conference will be colocated with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Annual Conference. Authors, instructors and session chairs …

GSI to host webinar on lifetime durability of geosynthetics

May 20, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Durability of Geosynthetics,” on May 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The need to know the approximate lifetime of geosynthetics is paramount in deciding …

Freudenberg Group acquires Low and Bonar

May 19, 2020

The global technology group Freudenberg acquired 100 percent of the shares in Low and Bonar PLC, London, United Kingdom. Low and Bonar is a global manufacturer of technical textiles. The company will be integrated into the Freudenberg Performance Materials Business Group. “Freudenberg strengthens its performance materials business, and with Low and Bonar’s innovative technology it …