Reinforcement over soft soils with high-strength geogrids

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Port of Guaymas, Mexico, high-strength geogrid jobsite view Construction over soft foundation soils is usually associated with poor bearing capacity, excessive differential settlements and lateral sliding instability. Furthermore, the presence of poor ground conditions at a construction site is the most frequent cause of long construction durations. There are several alternatives that can […]

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Geosynthetics for stabilization in solar farm development

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Laying down geotextiles at Chicot Solar Energy Center, Chicot County, Ark. With renewed focus on clean electricity, an era with massive investment in new solar power has begun, leading to its widespread development. Although these systems have become more cost-effective, there are often solutions left on the table that could make the costs […]

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Forty-year-old Texas Reinforced Earth dam gets artistic facelift

December 22nd, 2021

Photograph courtesy Steve Lewis Woodhollow Dam in Austin, Texas, was built between April and December of 1979 to control flash flooding in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood. This first dam constructed of Reinforced Earth MSE Retaining Walls in the United States created a buzz in the community and even had a visit from the inventor of the […]

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

April 28th, 2021

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical infrastructure components.  TenCate Geosynthetics joined forces with the Hydraulic Engineering Company, Syntraal and other local companies to develop and provide sophisticated climate-adaptive stormwater management solutions, called “Aquabase.” In the framework of a pilot project for […]

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Publishing opportunity: Geosynthetics experts invited to send case studies

November 2nd, 2020

Geosynthetics magazine is encouraging industry experts to submit innovative case studies and other news for publication consideration. Geosynthetics delivers technical information for engineers, specifiers, landscape architects, government agencies, academics and installers. This publishing opportunity is extended to geosynthetics experts who possess solutions and case study content that will help readers drive projects forward. The articles […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2021

April 1st, 2020

Participate in the co-located program Start making plans now to not only join us in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21–24, 2021, but to be a part of the program. Geosynthetics Conference 2021 features the second co-location with the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. The last time these two shows got together (Portland, Ore., in […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Charleston is calling

February 1st, 2020

By Barbara J. Connett Participants at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph by Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography We can’t wait to welcome you to Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. This is a great time to make final plans for what sessions you are going to attend, which exhibitors you are going to visit as well […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES plenary speakers announced

October 14th, 2019

The Welcome Plenary of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, March 8–10, 2020, features three local case studies, each detailing a project in Charleston, S.C. Speakers represent the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC-DOT), S&ME Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Attendees will learn how the unique challenges of design and installation in […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Full schedule now available

October 1st, 2019

Attendees and exhibitors on the show floor at Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph courtesy Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography Registration for the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES is now open, and the full schedule is available online. The time has come to start booking your travel, making plans to attend those sessions that have caught your […]

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IFAI opens registration for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

September 12th, 2019

Registration is now open for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. Register now to secure your spot for this brand-new format featuring more than 50 case study presentations. You can take a peek at everything you have to look forward to on the full schedule, and we can’t wait to see you in Charleston. To learn […]

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