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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Part 2: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

October 1st, 2017

As discussed in Part 1 of “The Regulation of CCR in the United States,” for the first time in decades, nationwide regulation of CCR (coal combustion residuals) surface impoundments expands the regulated use of geosynthetic materials. While the CCR Rule (2015) allows continued operation of existing CCR surface impoundments, it provides criteria for the disposition […]

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GSI hosts QA/QC of geosynthetics online course

September 28th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 3–5, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. This course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics placed in permanent or critical applications. The course will emphasize […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor […]

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The Geosynthetic Institute announces 2017–18 fellowships

August 15th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of directors, announced their fellowship awards for the 2017–18 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree or a doctoral degree. The amount for each fellowship recipient […]

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GSI offers webinar on sand drains, wick drains and geotextile sand columns

August 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on August 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar will begin with Terzaghi’s work (extended by Barron) leading directly to consolidation of saturated soils using the technique of sand drains. It then describes a case history failure resulting […]

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Part 1: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

August 1st, 2017

The regulation of coal ash (coal combustion residuals or CCR) has significantly expanded the market for geosynthetics within the United States. Further, there is interest in these regulations around the globe in every country using coal as an energy source. These regulations are the result of recent environmental incidents. The regulations call for the increased […]

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