McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1st, 2019

IGS North America (IGS-NA) welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board voted to add Kate Patterson of Klohn Crippen Berger as a co-opted board member. Patterson is a civil and water resources engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and brings a new perspective to the board of directors on geosynthetics in […]

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Roundtable focuses on geocomposite peel testing

June 1st, 2019

On February 12 during the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, a roundtable discussion was held regarding geocomposite peel testing and a potential new approach for testing of this index property. The session was moderated by Richard Thiel and included approximately 65 attendees. The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1st, 2019

By John McCartney I am excited to start my two-year term as the president of IGS North America. I am joined by an active and engaged set of board members, including John Allen (president-elect), Ranjiv Gupta (treasurer), Ben Leshchinsky (secretary and vice president), Kate Patterson (vice president), Bruno Herlin (vice president), Tim Stark (vice president), John […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Enthusiasm for 2019, Looking ahead to 2020

April 1st, 2019

Good energy at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)-sponsored Geosynthetics Conference 2019 was a huge success in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, with some 1,100 engaged attendees, presenters, speakers and exhibitors contributing to the intellectual and commercial hum felt throughout the Marriott Marquis. “We were delighted with the enthusiasm of the attendees […]

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FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 roundtable focuses on geocomposite peel testing

March 6th, 2019

On February 12 during the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, a roundtable discussion was held regarding geocomposite peel testing and a potential new approach for testing of this index property. The session was moderated by Richard Thiel and included approximately 65 attendees. The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the […]

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Good energy at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019

February 20th, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 was a huge success in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, with some 1,100 engaged attendees, presenters, speakers and exhibitors contributing to the intellectual and commercial hum felt throughout the Marriott Marquis. "We were delighted with the enthusiasm of the attendees and exhibitors," said Industrial Fabrics Association International president and CEO Steve Schiffman. […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 wrap-up and looking ahead to Geosynthetics Case Study Conference 2020

February 1st, 2019

We hope you are perusing this issue of Geosynthetics magazine while attending the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas. If you are not attending, hopefully you will join us next year in Charleston, S.C., for the inaugural Geosynthetics Case Study Conference; more on that exciting news follows. If you are in Houston right now, be […]

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Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

February 1st, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor […]

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Discount now available on Geosynthetics Conference 2019 short courses

January 24th, 2019

Save a lot, learn a lot. Use code GEOSHORT to get $100 off short course registration for all registration types. All courses feature detailed education, eight PDHs and include lunch. Short courses are not included in the Full Registration package and must be registered for separately. Short courses include: Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls and […]

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