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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ASCE offers virtual workshop: Geosynthetic-reinforced MSE walls, berms, embankments and slopes

February 10th, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will offer a two-day virtual workshop, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced MSE Walls, Berms, Embankments and Slopes,” on March 2 and March 4, 2021. Participants will have access to the virtual workshop video archives and materials for 60 days from the start day of the workshop. Virtual workshop brief Mechanically stabilized earth […]

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GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

January 18th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on February 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. The inspection (aka, monitoring) of MSE wall, […]

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GSI to host webinar on stability in landfill cover soils

December 7th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils,” on December 16, 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 webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

November 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on December 9, 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. The estimated societal cost of various types of landslides in the U.S. is […]

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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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