GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

January 11th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core […]

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GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on the development of geosynthetic drainage, GMA members get discounted rates

August 21st, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar will begin with […]

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The GMA Techline answers all

August 1st, 2018

UV Weathering of Geotextiles Q: My firm is providing construction quality assurance services for a landfill cell expansion. We are having an issue with our contractor and are going to be in a position of having 8 ounces/square yard (271 g/m2) of nonwoven geotextile exposed for a period of time, which exceeds the seven-day limit […]

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Deploying a geosynthetic mattress ballast layer at an ore-processing site

August 1st, 2018

New applications of geosynthetics are being found that form from overlaps of existing functions, such as protection, separation, filtration and drainage. One new geosynthetic product, the geosynthetic mattress ballast layer (GBL), was first implemented for an ore-processing waste facility protection application in 2015. The GBL is a geotextile containment system that provides a tubular component […]

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Springtime failure of a cold-climate geotextile riprap slope

June 1st, 2018

Geotextiles play an essential role in geotechnical projects. A significant use for geotextiles is as a separator and filter in drainage and erosion control applications (Holtz 2002). A temporary erosion control application geotextile, such as silt fencing, is used to prevent soil erosion by containing the soil and turbid water in a onetime operation. For […]

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SKAPS Industries acquires Matrix Composites

May 16th, 2018

SKAPS Industries of Athens, Ga., completed an agreement on May 1, 2018, to acquire Matrix Composites of Henderson, Ky., and Seguin, Texas. The acquisition includes all Matrix Composites technologies, operations and assets, SKAPS said. Matrix Composites, Inc. was started in 1996 in Henderson to produce woven fiberglass fabrics, SKAPS said. Under the ownership of Don […]

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GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

May 9th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt […]

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IGS-NA news

April 1st, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis […]

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GeoDallas Watch: Geosynthetics in transportation and environmental applications highlight two-day event

April 1st, 2018

GeoDallas 2018 is an intimate two-day educational event focusing on the theme Geosynthetics in Transportation and Environmental Applications to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. The conference includes half-day short courses, case studies, panel discussions and training lectures. The full schedule for the conference will be announced in late April at www.GeoDallas.com. Attendees […]

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WisDOT issues geosynthetics standards for roadways

January 18th, 2018

In December 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new standards for geosynthetics in roadways, part of WisDOT’s comprehensive Highway Construction Roadway Standards. The new standards include geotextiles for subgrade separation and stabilization, drainage, filtration, subgrade reinforcement, and under culverts and riprap, as well as geogrids for subgrade, marsh and slope stability reinforcement. To […]

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