GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in paved and unpaved roads

November 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads,” on December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and later geogrids have been […]

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GSI to host webinar on QA/QC of waste containment systems

October 21st, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) of Waste Containment Systems,” on November 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This presentation focuses on geosynthetics used in containment systems. […]

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GSI to host webinar on soil consolidation using wick drains

October 12th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs.” on October 28, 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. Wick drains, also called prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs), consist of […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of slopes with nailed or anchored geosynthetics

October 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on October 21, 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 sliding of soil slopes in the […]

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Testing wind-resistant geosynthetics

October 1st, 2020

By George R. Koerner As you can see by Figure 1, we are experiencing a new age of geosynthetics. Over the past 15 years, we have seen a propensity of polymeric materials left exposed to rather than covered from the environment. This is in large part due to the strides geosynthetic manufacturers and polymer formulators […]

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CCR landfill final cover test pad—Part 2

October 1st, 2020

By Nina J. Balsamo, John Massey-Norton, John R. Klamut, Terry Queen,Charles F. Straley and Mark R. Lehner FIGURE 1 Test pass of loaded 45-ton (40.8-tonne) truck over 3 feet (0.9 m) of cover soil on bench An integrated drainage system (IDS) geomembrane, which provides both a low-permeability membrane and drainage space above the geomembrane, is […]

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GSI announces GSI Fellowship awardees

September 29th, 2020

The 2020–21 Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) Fellowship proposals have been reviewed by Dr. George Koerner, Dr. Grace Hsuan and the GSI Board of Advisors (BOA). GSI is pleased to announce that the recipients of this year’s $5,000 awards have been chosen.  As in previous years, the candidate must be either pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree […]

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime predictions of geosynthetics

September 17th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Covered and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on October 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. A most frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

September 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill covers: Past-present-emerging,” on October 7, 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. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic applications used in heap leach mining

August 24th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics applications used in heap leach mining,” on September 23, 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 from low-grade ore and […]

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