GSI offers webinar on MSE wall, berm and slope construction inspection

December 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on December 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for building a safe and durability system. Such inspection […]

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GMA Techline

October 1st, 2017

Welding HDPE to PVC and more Q: I would appreciate any input you have on these questions: Can a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane (GM) be welded to a PVC geomembrane? I am looking to connect a geomembrane to a building foundation. Based on some research, I have found the following options: bolt the geomembrane to […]

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GSI hosts QA/QC of geosynthetics online course

September 28th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 3–5, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. This course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics placed in permanent or critical applications. The course will emphasize […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor […]

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GSI offers webinar on sand drains, wick drains and geotextile sand columns

August 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on August 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar will begin with Terzaghi’s work (extended by Barron) leading directly to consolidation of saturated soils using the technique of sand drains. It then describes a case history failure resulting […]

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Next GSI webinar Oct. 12

October 3rd, 2016

“MSE wall back drainage design” is the topic for the October webinar presented by the Geosynthetic Institute—Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET). Webinar Overview Within GSI’s database of 171 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 60% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 61% have been constructed with fine grained […]

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GSI’s August webinar: ‘How long will they last?’

August 4th, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, the Geosynthetic Institute will present one of its most-popular webinars: “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics.” A most-frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that they were properly designed and installed. It […]

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