GSI Webinar – Geosynthetics Used In Paved And Unpaved Roads – December 7

November 24th, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics Used In Paved And Unpaved Roads” on December 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. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and then geogrids have been used in unpaved and paved roads […]

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2022 IAA geosynthetics project winners announced

November 2nd, 2022

The 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) winners were announced recently at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. “Award of Excellence” and “Outstanding Achievement Award” recipients were showcased at the expo and recognized at a celebration of achievement. Geosynthetics Project Winners The Geosynthetic projects […]

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Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. acquires Geosynthetic Systems

October 4th, 2022

Terrafix Geosynthetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leggett and Platt, has acquired Ottawa-based Geosynthetics Systems. Geosynthetic Systems specializes in the distribution of products used for erosion and sediment control, drainage and stormwater management, construction, gabion systems, engineered walls and landscaping. Geosynthetic Systems was founded by Peter Mulrooney, an entrepreneur whose background consists of experiences in […]

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AGRU America promotes three

September 22nd, 2022

AGRU America has promoted Chris Eichelberger to vice president of geosynthetics; Michael Gnau, P.E., to vice president – eastern region sales, and Walt Steinbeck to western region manager.  Chris Eichelberger “As AGRU expands its influence and product offerings, we are thrilled to recognize the vital role these industry leaders play in our long-term success of […]

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An open solicitation to work on development of a new GSI specification for EIA geomembrane

August 1st, 2022

GSI has a long history of writing specifications for geosynthetics. Like all engineered materials, geosynthetics are used in many applications and need general requirements for plans and specifications. When the NSF ceased servicing NSF #54 “Specification for Geomembranes” in 1991, The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) was requested by its membership to continue the effort. With a […]

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White Cap acquires CSI Geoturf

June 7th, 2022

Photo courtesy of CSI Geoturf White Cap Supply Holdings, LLC ("White Cap") has closed on an agreement to acquire CSI Geoturf, a Michigan-based wholesale distributor of civil site construction geosynthetic and landscape supplies. With locations in metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City, Michigan, CSI Geoturf will join White Cap in its North Central Region to serve local customers. "With […]

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Adding graphene to geosynthetics

June 1st, 2022

Q: I have some commercial application questions in the field of geosynthetics. We manufacture graphene powders in the most sustainable way, and it allows us to supply graphene to manufacturers much more economically. As you may have heard, graphene has wonderful material properties atomically to offer, and I am looking for opportunities to leverage its […]

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Your extrusion welding rod matters

May 3rd, 2022

Solmax discusses why choosing your extrusion welding rod matters, and the best ways to perform an extrusion weld on a geomembrane. Circular geomembrane extrusion weld. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Extrusion welding is a highly effective seaming method that’s primarily used for detailed patching work on polymeric geomembranes such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). It also works well […]

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GSI landfill covers webinar upcoming

April 26th, 2022

GSI landfill covers webinar on May 11 will focus on the various components included in geosynthetic final covers for solid waste landfills. Geomembrane landfill cover, one type of emerging geosynthetics to be discussed in the GSI landfill covers webinar. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: […]

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Geosynthetic Institute landfill failure webinar upcoming

April 8th, 2022

Geosynthetic Institute landfill failure webinar on April 20 will focus on 20 lined and unlined municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill failures. A recent installation of a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) at a landfill in Australia. Photograph courtesy of Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Behavior and Analysis of Twenty […]

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