Special session added to Geosynthetics-2013 program

August 28, 2012

Ryan Berg presentation on new ‘GeoTechnologies Toolbox’ The title of a recently added special information session at Geosynthetics-2013 is “GeoTechnologies Toolbox: Technology Selection Guidance and Engineering Tools.” Well-known engineering consultant Ryan Berg will conduct this session on the third day of the Geosynthetics-2013 conference—Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:30–5 p.m. Geosynthetics-2013 is April 1–4, 2013, in …

IGS’s goal to identify filtration issues

August 22, 2012

Take the technical committee’s survey here In its effort to target regions and topics needing more attention, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Filtration has created a 20-question online survey. Participants from the geosynthetics community are asked to take a few minutes to report on the state of practice from their region or …

Welcome to EuroGeo5

August 1, 2012

From 16–19 September, 2012, Valencia, Spain, is the host of EuroGeo5, the 5th European Geosynthetics Congress organized by the Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and with the collaboration of other institutions, both public and private. Due to the success of previous EuroGeo congresses, this 5th congress seeks to become an international benchmark …

Questions and answers from the GMA Techline

June 1, 2012

Wall connections? Friction values? Anchor trenches?—the Techline answers all GMA techline answers from Bob Koerner The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) offers the GMA Techline, a resource for technical questions about geosynthetics. E-mail: gmatechline@ifai.com for fast, free, direct answers to your technical questions. GMA serves as the central resource for information regarding geosynthetics and provides a …

Great article

February 1, 2012

Editor’s Note: After reading the series of retaining wall articles authored by Michael Simac and Blaise Fitzpatrick in 2007–2008 Geosynthetics, this reader offered the following comments. Comment Mike and Blaise, Great article and on-point. As an MSE and SRW installer of [more than] 4 million sq-ft, I found your article informative. I wish in this …

Reader wants more info about GRS

Editor’s Note: Reader, Taher, offered this question after reading the June/July 2010 Geosynthetics article, “Building bridges the geosynthetic-reinforced soil way.” Question As mentioned [in this article, RE:] use of geosynthetic-reinforced soil. Could you elaborate, exactly what are all materials used and in [what] quantity? And also its economy. Taher Reply Dear Taher, My best advice …

Specifier’s Guide wins award

The 2011 Specifier’s Guide from Geosynthetics magazine received a silver (second place) award at the 15th Annual Excellence Awards presented by the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association on Nov. 3. The 2011 edition of the annual “Spec Guide” was named runnerup in the Best Directory category. Specialty Fabrics Review was one of three Industrial Fabrics …

Crown joins GMA’s Executive Council

January 13, 2012

By Andrew Aho At our meeting on Jan. 23, 2012, we will welcome the newest member of the GMA Executive Council—Crown Resources of Toccoa, Ga. A manufacturer of woven and nonwoven geotextiles, Crown is led by industry veterans, Monte Thomas and Keith Gardner. We look forward to their expertise, ideas, and energy. Join me in …

ASTM sponsors workshop on smart textile applications

November 23, 2011

ASTM International is sponsoring a workshop, “Smart Textile Applications,” Feb. 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta—a symposium held in conjunction with ASTM’s winter standards development meetings, Feb. 1–3. ASTM is in the process of developing a roadmap relative to potential standards development in the smart textile sector, according to the workshop announcement in …

Nov. 11 deadline for IECA award nominations

November 1, 2011

There’s still time to submit nominations for the 21st annual Awards of Environmental Excellence. The awards program recognizes industry professionals and organizations for their contributions to the erosion and sediment control community. The International Erosion Control Association will honor all award winners during at Environmental Connection 2012 (EC12) Feb. 26-29, 2012, in Las Vegas. Honorees …