FGI expands Summer Internship Program

November 28th, 2017

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) expanded its Summer Internship Program to three companies and six interns during the summer of 2017. The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the geosynthetics field and civil engineering construction, and to provide a connection between […]

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Strata Systems launches engineering software platform for GRS

August 10th, 2017

Strata Systems, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of geosynthetic soil stabilization products, recently launched the latest version of StrataPro, an engineering software platform that gives designers the ability to analyze a variety of faced systems on geosynthetically reinforced soil (GRS) structures. Strata says the platform, which is available through its website, will help designers determine […]

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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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ARTBA accepting nominations for women leaders in transportation design and construction awards

July 28th, 2017

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is accepting nominations for the Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards until August 4, 2017. ARTBA established the awards program to recognize and honor extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that have demonstrated leadership and dedication to innovation in the transportation design construction […]

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TRB offers webinar on geofoam applications for slope stability

July 18th, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on July 27, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT, that discusses ways to use geofoam to address slope-stability problems. Moderated by Mohammed Mulla of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the webinar panel includes David Arellano of the University of Memphis, Steven Bartlett of the […]

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2/22/2017—Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) webinar: “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance”

February 15th, 2017

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 GSI members: $200 USD Non-GSI members: $250 USD www.geosynthetic-institute.org 610-522-8440 Webinar overview Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or geospacer) with geotextiles bonded to one or both surfaces. Their in-plane flow capacity is equivalent to 300mm (12in.) of sand with permeability of 0.01cm/sec or […]

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