GeoNashville 2021 is a success

February 1st, 2022

Silas C. Nichols, P.E., principal geotechnical engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure, speaks about “Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with Geosynthetics" at GeoNashville. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Geosynthetics professionals from across North America gathered in Nashville, Tenn., in November as the industry returned to in-person events. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, […]

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Geosynthetic Materials Association has been busy (more to come)

February 1st, 2022

Eleven leaders from the geosynthetics industry came together in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19–20, 2021, to participate in the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day 2021. During Lobby Day, GMA members advocated for specific language related to geosynthetics in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), then under consideration in the House of Representatives. The […]

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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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There’s still time to register for GeoNashville

October 14th, 2021

Secure your spot today Photograph courtesy of Geosynthetics Ltd. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, is only a few weeks away, and there is still time to get registered. This event is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and the industry.  What to expect at GeoNashville In-depth plenary discussionsOpen networking […]

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Geosynthetics for CCR, PFAS and energy applications

October 1st, 2021

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine delves deep into two innovative uses of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) in very different applications: coal combustion residual (CCR) leachates and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) mitigation in landfills. We also examine three case studies of energy companies using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes for flowback water in water evaporation/recycling ponds. […]

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Getting the most out of GeoNashville 2021 and looking toward 2023

October 1st, 2021

Downtown Nashville. Photograph courtesy of Crackerclips, ID 81868104, Dreamstime.com GeoNashville, Nov. 4–5, 2021, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., is just around the corner. This face-to-face geosynthetics event brings attendees together for 1.5 days of plenary presentations and panel discussions from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal […]

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Fall Lobby Day, GeoNashville and Geosynthetic Materials Association Executive Council happenings

October 1st, 2021

GMA is considering options for fall Lobby Day. Photograph courtesy Diego Delso, http://delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA Are you registered for the Fall 2021 Lobby Day, Oct. 20, in Washington, D.C.? Will we see you in person at GeoNashville, Nov. 4–5? As you are reading this, we are preparing for the first two returns to in-person activities […]

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Health and safety update: Get ready for a safe GeoNashville

September 28th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tabitha Kaylee Hawk The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) are pleased to re-confirm that GeoNashville will take place in person, as planned, on Nov. 4–5, 2021. IFAI/GMA’s leadership and conference management team has and will continue to stay in close communication with the Music City Center (MCC), local government and health […]

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GeoNashville attendee brochure released

August 13th, 2021

Start planning your experience at GeoNashville GeoNashville 2021 takes place Nov. 4–5, in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Center. This event will bring geotechnical professionals together for a day and a half of plenaries, networking opportunities, and connecting with exhibitors and sponsors on the show floor. Download the attendee brochure and prepare for this exciting event. For […]

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A special issue of Geosynthetics magazine

August 1st, 2021

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, of the University of Kansas, the 2021 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecturer and Awardee, has written a fascinating article, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Improving Practice with Better Theory,” summarizing the key contents of his Koerner lecture and emphasizing the important point: Improving practice with […]

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