Using bentonite-polymer composite geosynthetic clay liners to contain CCR leachates

October 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 To tackle tough leachates and shield the environment from hazardous byproducts created by a coal ash site such as this, a GCL is being installed for advanced protection. (Photograph courtesy of CETCO) Coal combustion residuals (CCRs) are the byproducts from combustion in coal-fired boilers that are disposed in lined landfills when they cannot […]

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Geosyntec Consultants acquires ATM

August 13th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Geosyntec Consultants Geosyntec Consultants, a consulting and engineering firm working in environmental, natural resources and civil infrastructure applications, announced the acquisition of Applied Technology and Management (ATM), an engineering and consulting firm focused on coastal, waterfront and water resources projects. The acquisition provides Geosyntec’s clients increased access to experts in the United States […]

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Suits steps down and Othman named co-editor of ASTM’s Geotechnical Testing Journal

December 15th, 2017

On Dec. 15, 2017, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) announced L. David Suits is stepping down as co-editor of the Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ) and that Majdi Othman will assume the role of co-editor of GTJ in January 2018. Suits has been an active member of ASTM since 1978 and has […]

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International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter News

June 1st, 2017

A busy Geotechnical Frontiers conference for IGS–NA The International Geosynthetics Society–North American (IGS–NA) Chapter annual meeting was held on March 14, 2017, at Geotechnical Frontiers in Orlando, Fla. Among the key items discussed at the meeting were the appointment of the 2017–2019 board of directors, winners of the IGS–NA photo contest, and the 2017 Educate […]

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