GSI Webinar – Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes – September 7

August 25th, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on September 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. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports for introduction of the infilled material, […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 workshop lineup announced

June 1st, 2022

The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the workshop and panel discussion program for the conference, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Workshops are two hours long and feature in-depth instruction without a full-day commitment. Panel discussions are 90 minutes long and promote lively discussion with audience interaction. Workshops and panel […]

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Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1st, 2021

TenCate Geotube dewatering solutions offers substantially lower energy consumption. Photograph courtesy TenCate Geosynthetics When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the energy required is a decisive factor when it comes to the operation’s carbon footprint. Over the years, and because of its distinctive and proven specific […]

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HUESKER introduces new geotextile bag product and provides coastal protection with geotextile container systems

September 17th, 2021

Large-format tubes and bags as effective erosion protection for banks, coasts and harbors Coastal protection with geotextile SoilTain Tubes in Ayamonte, Spain. Photograph courtesy of HUESKER Group In the era of climate change, sea level rise and an increasing number of extreme weather events, not only new strategies and solution concepts are required but also […]

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Geosynthetics in action

June 1st, 2021

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine will focus on three distinct applications of geosynthetics. As the first feature, “NPA Geocell for a Railway Line Repair in a Permafrost Region,” describes, it took more than two years to come up with a workable, economical solution for repairs to the deteriorating railway line to Churchill, Man., Canada, the […]

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Dewatering of sludge from a sewage treatment plant with geotextile tubes

June 1st, 2021

Water is an important resource for people’s quality of life and is indispensable for several uses, including desedentation. However, this resource is finite and available in small quantities in the quality of fresh water, at liquid state and on the surface. Therefore, rivers and lakes, providers of surface water resources, must be treated and kept […]

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Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17th, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. […]

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Kanai Resort shoreline protection and beach creation

February 1st, 2021

The completed Kanai Resort shoreline. Photograph courtesy of TenCate Geosynthetics. The Kanai Resort shoreline protection project had three distinct phases utilizing sand-colored geotextile tubes. The first phase was to install a natural-appearing shoreline protection structure with a height of 8.2 feet (2.5 m) to protect the entire 1 mile (1.7 km) of the resort shoreline. […]

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Innovative geosynthetic solution saves 106-year-old Panama Canal structures

August 1st, 2020

By Tom Stephens and Nicolas Ruiz FIGURE 1 Preparing to place a 65-cubic-yard (50-m3) geotextile bag container into 66 feet (20 m) of water at the Gatun Locks dividing wall The Panama Canal opened for business 106 years ago and was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world and an engineering marvel. It has […]

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The GMA Techline

August 1st, 2020

Seaming dissimilar geomembranes Q: I kindly request your technical support in the questions below: A nonpolyethylene geomembrane was used in phase 1 of the tailings dam waterproofing system of a gold mine. For the expansion (phase 2), the use of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane is being evaluated. How can the HDPE geomembrane join the bituminous […]

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