New initiatives to promote geosynthetics education in civil engineering curricula

February 1, 2016  |  News

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) is currently helping to re-establish the “Educate the Educators” (EtE) program. With the support of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and sponsors such as the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS–NA developed a two-day event where experts…
Lach Huyen Bridge work platforms

February 1, 2016  |  Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award TenCate Geosynthetics Introduction More than 27km of geotextile tubes were installed to reclaim the 4.1km × 26m work platforms to construct the 600,000m³ dredged sediment containment facility for construction of Lach Huyen Bridge in Vietnam. The in-progress 5.44km (al…
Exposed geomembrane cover

February 1, 2016  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

I am evaluating the feasibility of constructing an exposed geomembrane cover on a coal combustion residuals (CCR) fly ash impoundment. The evaluation includes scenarios of: (1) allowing surface water to shed and (2) intentionally impounding water. In reviewing the available literature, I came across…
Conductive geomembrane

February 1, 2016  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

We are developing a conductive liner. I want to know if there is any kind of small-scale test that I can apply in our laboratory as a quality control test. Pacqua | Mexico Pacqua, Great to hear from you and nice to know that you are developing a conductive GM. What is typically done in … <div…
Geogrid proven in logging industry demonstration

February 1, 2016  |  Feature

Introduction During a 2014 logging industry event in the Pacific Northwest, geogrid was used to reinforce portions of a heavily travelled logging road. The demonstration was conducted during the Pacific Logging Congress, 7th In the Woods, held in Molalla, Ore. An aggregate haul road was constructed …
Spray over HDPE?

February 1, 2016  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

Is it possible to spray over an HDPE liner? Can you provide me with spray manufacturers? Abbey | Saudi Arabia Abbey, There is no need to spray on HDPE, and even if you did it wouldn’t stick very easily. Regarding spray manufacturers, just Google “spray applied membranes” and you will get infor…