GSI to host webinar on hydraulic applications

June 30th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),”on July 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. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people […]

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Get involved in ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics

June 24th, 2021

By Gary T. Torosian, Chief Operating Officer, Geocomp/GeoTesting Express ASTM is the abbreviation for the American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM International is a consensus standard writing organization that is involved with almost every type of material engineers work with, including soil, rock, geosynthetics, concrete, steel and plastic. If you’ve worked on a tunnel, highway, deep […]

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IGS launches university lecture series

June 9th, 2021

Students can hear from some of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS’s) most eminent experts via new university lecture series videos. The 30- to 60-minute recorded talks aim to widen access to and understanding of geosynthetics for those at the start of their engineering careers, particularly senior undergraduates and graduate students. The content has been developed […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads

June 7th, 2021

Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and then geogrids have been used in unpaved and paved roads for the purposes of reduced stone base thicknesses and improved serviceability. For use as unpaved road reinforcement, the theory is developed to the point that the benefit/cost of using geotextiles or geogrids can be assessed. This application is very […]

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GMA on virtual conference, resin prices and Lobby Day

June 1st, 2021

The 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference has come and gone, but not before providing access to all the recorded content through May 1. With the unlimited access that the virtual platform provided, attendees were able to listen to presentations that provided up to 40 professional development hours (PDHs), an advantage not normally available through a regular […]

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GSI to host webinar on testing of geosynthetics

May 3rd, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Testing of Geosynthetics,” on May 12, 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. There are more than 250 different geosynthetic-specific test methods covered by consensus in ASTM […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

April 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee What’s in a name? For those of us who work in the geosynthetics industry, this question may be more important than you think. A recent call with a high-level federal policy maker brought this home to me. With no prior knowledge of our industry, this person did not understand what geosynthetic materials […]

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IGS says geosynthetics make significant contributions toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 29th, 2021

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) are a call to action for countries to unite to improve lives and protect the environment, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) said. Its remit is bold—from tackling climate change to supporting gender equality, from responsible production to championing peace and justice worldwide. The IGS […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: Past-Present-Emerging,”on March 10, 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. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present […]

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Geosynthetic prices increase due to spike in polypropylene resin costs

February 19th, 2021

Polypropylene (PP) resin and other plastic resins have experienced a rapid price increase over the past three months, affecting the cost of geosynthetic products, according to Fred C. Chuck, P.E., executive director of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) at Industrial Fabrics Association International. “Market conditions continue to remain highly volatile, with resin availability and pricing […]

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