USUCGER launches Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

October 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar Corp. The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) launched a new student Testing Innovation Fellowship Program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the […]

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Geosynthetic Institute awards 2021–22 fellowships

October 11th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), along with the GSI Board of Advisors, has awarded twenty students the 2021–22 GSI Fellowship. The GSI Fellowship supports students working on research involving geosynthetics. Each fellowship award is for $5,000. This year, eleven recipients are currently attending universities in the U.S., and nine recipients are attending universities outside the U.S. […]

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New anchorage and connection strength tests for geosynthetics

October 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 Field anchor pullout test Connections can have a significant impact on the performance of exposed geosynthetic systems. The connection must be considered as a limiting strength factor and evaluated by the same performance standards as the material alone. If used in critical structures with design lives of more than 30 years, the geosynthetic […]

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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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GSI offers geosynthetics short courses online

August 19th, 2021

MSE wall in Franklin, Tenn. Photograph courtesy of Pinnacle Design/Build Group Inc. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is hosting three short courses on-demand online. GSI and Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI short course registrations. Course 1: Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities Recording […]

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Deadline approaching for GSI fellowships for graduate students

August 10th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) released a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) for 2021–22 focusing on innovative geosynthetic research and development projects. The deadline for receiving proposals is Aug. 23, 2021. Recipients must be pursuing a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. There will be several awards given (between 8 and 16 […]

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GSI’s new GCL test method

August 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a new standard test method for “Determination of the Polymer Loading in Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs).” It was developed over several years without consensus of the membership. GSI forged ahead with it because we see many such products in the market and believe there is a need to start the […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in heap leach mining

July 28th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining,”on August 11, 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. The chemical extraction of precious metals […]

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GSI to host webinar on hydraulic applications

June 30th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),”on July 14, 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. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads

June 7th, 2021

Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and then geogrids have been used in unpaved and paved roads for the purposes of reduced stone base thicknesses and improved serviceability. For use as unpaved road reinforcement, the theory is developed to the point that the benefit/cost of using geotextiles or geogrids can be assessed. This application is very […]

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