Reinforced levees to induce seepage path around geogrid layers?

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Reinforced levee expansion over existing dike using geosynthetics The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has been asked many times regarding several applications for different styles of geogrids if reinforced levees will induce a seepage path adjacent to and around geosynthetic layers. At this point, GSI has no case histories where it can quantify such behavior […]

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Transitioning the mining industry to sustainability with geosynthetics

December 31st, 2021

By Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems Geocells at a mining site. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Mined materials are essential to our everyday lives. We use these valuable minerals in nearly every sector of the economy—they are necessary to construct roads and buildings, manufacture vehicles, build computers and generate electricity. Additionally, the mining industry […]

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Geosynthetic capping sealing system rehabilitates the Croatian Osojnica landfill

December 16th, 2021

The landfill will become a green hill that blends perfectly into the landscape of the idyllic coastal region. Installation of the geosynthetic capping sealing system inside the gabion wall. Photograph courtesy of Naue GmbH & Co. KG The Croatian municipality of Matulji is an idyllic seaside resort on Kvarner Bay in northwestern Croatia, 8 miles […]

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Commercial Metals Co. acquires Tensar International Corp.

December 7th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Commercial Metals Co. (CMC), a leader in the manufacture of steel products, including rebar used in infrastructure construction reinforcement, has acquired Tensar International Corp. as part of CMC’s strategy to expand its leadership in construction solutions. Tensar International Corp. is a leader in geogrid engineered solutions for civil construction, and […]

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Geosynthetic solutions to improve safety in mining applications

October 6th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of AGRU America What do Tesla, Apple and Ford have in common? They all rely on mines that produce metals like lithium, which drives our technology-hungry world. Now, more than ever, mining operations must run efficiently to meet increasing demand. Equally as important is supporting positive public beliefs on mining. Mining operators must incorporate […]

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Geosynthetics solve the unique needs of wind energy projects

September 7th, 2021

How to select geosynthetics for wind farms? As energy demands continue to rise throughout the world, renewable energy projects such as wind farms are taking off both locally and globally.  Turbines of the Altamont Pass Wind Farm, Altamont Pass, Calif. Photograph by Eric Molina, Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en The 2021 United Nations’ Intergovernmental Report on Climate […]

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime predictions of nonexposed and exposed geosynthetics

August 27th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. A most […]

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What role can plastics and geogrids play in sustainability?

July 21st, 2021

By Andrew Lees, Senior Application Technology Manager, Tensar Corp. Tensar geogrids helped reduce carbon footprint at Beverley Waste Water Treatment Works in Beverley, England, by 40%. Photograph courtesy of Tensar Corp. Recently, President Joseph R. Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate—proof, if any is required, that sustainability continues to be a key issue around […]

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Titan launches R & D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group

July 7th, 2021

Titan is thrilled to continue its research partnership with McGill University’s Geo-Group in Montreal, Que., Canada, a group made up of graduates, researchers, technical and academic staff involved in geotechnical engineering research and teaching. Titan proudly supports this industry initiative through in-kind financial contributions, testing materials, and technical support from the company’s chief technology officer […]

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Mining tailings management with geosynthetics

June 30th, 2021

Tailings are by-products, the materials that remain after the process of separating the target mineral from the uneconomic fraction of an ore. They are different from the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body, which are displaced during mining without being processed. Tailings can be liquid, solid or a slurry […]

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