IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13th, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this […]

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DFI awards scholarships to CCNY civil engineering students

February 14th, 2018

On Feb. 12, 2018, the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced it had awarded four students scholarships from the DFI Educational Trust Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The students are Chaddy Ismail, Wen Li, Ariel Mazor and Abraham Rubel. Chaddy Ismail is studying structural civil engineering. The senior is a research […]

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Editorial: Geosynthetics for multiple applications

October 1st, 2017

If you are reading this publication, you obviously have an interest in geosynthetics, as this magazine is unlikely to appeal to people whose primary professional interests are taxidermy, snow-crystal study or calligraphy. We aim to please, and this issue touches on many types of geosynthetics, from geogrids to geomembranes, and many applications of geosynthetics, from […]

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Part 2: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

October 1st, 2017

As discussed in Part 1 of “The Regulation of CCR in the United States,” for the first time in decades, nationwide regulation of CCR (coal combustion residuals) surface impoundments expands the regulated use of geosynthetic materials. While the CCR Rule (2015) allows continued operation of existing CCR surface impoundments, it provides criteria for the disposition […]

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FGI short course in civil engineering upcoming

September 11th, 2017

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will offer the short course “Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications” on Oct. 27, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The short course, presented in partnership with The Ohio State University, Owens Corning Science and Technology, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department […]

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Part 1: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

August 1st, 2017

The regulation of coal ash (coal combustion residuals or CCR) has significantly expanded the market for geosynthetics within the United States. Further, there is interest in these regulations around the globe in every country using coal as an energy source. These regulations are the result of recent environmental incidents. The regulations call for the increased […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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Editorial: The management of coal combustion residuals (CCR)

August 1st, 2017

The management of coal combustion residuals (CCR or “coal ash”) is a growth category for the geosynthetics industry. Multiple opportunities now exist using various types of geosynthetics due to the evolving federal and state regulations for handling CCR. In fact, geosynthetics have played a role in the regulations that have developed. “These regulations have been […]

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South Carolina DOT gets funding to support 10-year infrastructure plan

July 10th, 2017

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) released a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges across the state. The South Carolina General Assembly passed the Roads Bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2017, allowing SCDOT to launch their plan. Under the Roads Bill, the state’s gas tax […]

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