GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

May 9th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt […]

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GSI hosts webinar on MSE structure inspection

April 25th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on May 9, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection and monitoring of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for providing a safe, durable system. Such inspection includes […]

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GSI hosts webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

February 8th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Feb. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or geospacer) with geotextiles bonded to one or both surfaces. Their in-plane flow capacity is equivalent to 12 […]

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GSI hosts webinar on wave management in geomembranes

January 31st, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Wave (or Wrinkle) Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes,” on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is that they expand and contract depending upon ambient temperature. During times of elevated temperature, waves (also called wrinkles) […]

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GSI offers webinar on pond liners

January 16th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The first ponds were lined with geomembranes in the 1930s, and the application has grown enormously to the present. For example, of the many kinds of contained liquids, hazardous types […]

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GSI releases RFP for graduate student fellowships

January 15th, 2018

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announced a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. In 2018 awards will be given in two categories: 1. Unsolicited geosynthetic topics at $5,000 each 2. Solicitated topics at a grant level to be decided (> $5,000) A list of topics […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulics

January 3rd, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications,” on Jan. 10, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s population) in 60 countries will have inadequate freshwater. This alarming prediction suggests that water must be hydraulically transferred […]

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GSI offers online course on QA/QC of geosynthetics in waste containment

December 12th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” on Jan. 30 and 31, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. This online course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics […]

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GSI offers webinar on MSE wall, berm and slope construction inspection

December 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on December 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for building a safe and durability system. Such inspection […]

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TRI offers CQA Training Week in Austin, Texas

October 6th, 2017

TRI/Environmental Inc. is offering CQA Training Week at the company’s campus in Austin, Texas, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017. The training program includes Liner Integrity Survey/Assessments (LISA) training, Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Geosynthetic Installations instruction, a course in Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation, and the Geosynthetic […]

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