GSI offers webinar on expanding landfills

April 4th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Lateral and Vertical Expansions Over Old and Existing Landfills,” on April 12, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. With literally thousands of old landfills scattered worldwide, their upgrading (via lateral and vertical expansions) to an engineered landfill is a widespread need. A key aspect […]

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2/22/2017—Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) webinar: “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance”

February 15th, 2017

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 GSI members: $200 USD Non-GSI members: $250 USD 610-522-8440 Webinar overview 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 300mm (12in.) of sand with permeability of 0.01cm/sec or […]

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GSI fellowships for graduate students

February 7th, 2017

Request–For–Proposals The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced its annual worldwide student call for request-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. (Note that this is a change from the original program in that the terms are different and that the students can be pursuing […]

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Next GSI webinar Oct. 12

October 3rd, 2016

“MSE wall back drainage design” is the topic for the October webinar presented by the Geosynthetic Institute—Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET). Webinar Overview Within GSI’s database of 171 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 60% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 61% have been constructed with fine grained […]

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GSI’s August webinar: ‘How long will they last?’

August 4th, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, the Geosynthetic Institute will present one of its most-popular webinars: “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics.” A most-frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that they were properly designed and installed. It […]

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