GMA and FGI present webinar on fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

October 10th, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GFI) will offer the webinar “Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes” discussing the types of geomembranes that can be fabricated in the factory and subsequently transported to the field for installation and testing. The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. EST and […]

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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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Geosynthetics Materials Association news: Advocating for infrastructure investment

October 1st, 2017

Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the infrastructure industry has been abuzz with hopes of a trillion-dollar infrastructure package. During President Trump’s first 200 days in office, he and his staff laid the foundation for an infrastructure bill that would increase public and private investment to help repair […]

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George Koerner to deliver Koerner lecture at Geo-Carolinas

September 26th, 2017

Dr. George Koerner will deliver the second lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at the Inaugural Geo-Carolinas Conference, hosted by the Geo-Carolinas Chapter of the Geo-Institute. The conference will take place October 9 and 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Koerner’s lecture, titled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” focuses on “discussing […]

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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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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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Recap of the 2017 GMA Spring Lobby Day

August 1st, 2017

‘Here, sir, the people govern.’ Alexander Hamilton said these words in 1788, remarking on the U.S. House of Representatives during debate on the adoption of the Constitution. At the time, the United States system of government was unique in a monarchical world. Even today, America’s experiment with democracy makes it impossible to go to Capitol […]

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Geosynthetics Institute News

June 1st, 2017

Robert M. Koerner on his namesake award and lecture series On March 14, 2017, at the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, Fla., George Koerner graciously accepted the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The biennial award and lecture series were established by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Executive Council; Koerner was the first recipient. […]

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GMA 2016: A year in review

February 1st, 2017

2016 was another strong year for the Geosynthetic Materials Association and it was my honor to work with the Executive Council and our membership to manage all of GMA’s activities throughout the year. GMA ended the year with 13 Executive Council members and a total membership of 75 companies. In addition to a strong membership, […]

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GMA lobbyist, Whitmer, on Trump’s transition team

November 14th, 2016

News reports from Washington, D.C., confirm that Martin Whitmer from the firm Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) is on the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump. Whitmer is a founding partner of Whitmer & Worrall LLC, a government relations and strategic consulting firm headquartered in D.C. Experts on transportation and environmental issues, Whitmer, and his colleagues, […]

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