Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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Geocells for redevelopment on closed landfills

March 3rd, 2022

By Michael J. Dickey, P.E., director, Presto GeoSystems Presto GeoSystems asserts the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System incorporates effective geocells for redevelopment of closed landfills. Installed and vegetated landfill with GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System on top of the cap blends into its surroundings. Photograph courtesy of Presto GeoSystems Redevelopment of closed landfills and capped solid waste […]

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GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar upcoming

February 25th, 2022

GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar on March 16, 2022, will focus on geosynthetics in farming and fish farming operations. A Raven Engineered Films geosynthetic agricultural silage cover. The upcoming GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar will include such uses. Photograph courtesy of Raven Engineered Films The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Agriculture and Aquaculture,” on March […]

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Flood reconstruction with geosynthetics

February 16th, 2022

The use of geogrid-reinforced earth allows reconstruction of a flood-destroyed German bridge in record time. The Swistbach Bridge in Heimerzheim, Germany, was destroyed by floods in July 2021. Photograph courtesy of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH With the increase in extreme weather events worldwide because of climate change, such as those in July 2021 in Germany (in […]

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Tensar technical seminar to feature Arkansas governor

February 9th, 2022

Gov. Asa Hutchison and Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Lori Tudor will address the impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on state transportation projects at the Tensar technical seminar. Tensar International Corp.’s InterAx geogrid, a new product released in August 2021. Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Director […]

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Railway ballast geogrids focus of AREMA’s Tensar tour

February 4th, 2022

With railway ballast geogrids on their minds, AREMA Committee 1 members will tour Tensar International Corp.’s plant Feb. 8. Tensar railway ballast geogrids in place during construction of a rail line. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)  Committee 1 members will tour the Tensar International Corp. plant in Morrow, Ga., on Feb. 8 starting […]

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Profitable geosynthetics companies in 2022?

February 1st, 2022

Before the New Year, in October and November 2021, the first two in-person geosynthetics industry events since the pandemic began took place: the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and GeoNashville 2021. Both were well attended, and many participants were energized by the opportunity to meet with colleagues face-to-face for the […]

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ABS geosynthetics product types

February 1st, 2022

Q: Infrequently, I make a note of geosynthetic products manufactured using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (e.g., geogrid, binding line, a few molded specialty products). Can you provide a summary of most of the geosynthetic product types using ABS, as well as the general benefits and limitations of ABS geosynthetics? A: Thank you for your GMA […]

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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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