NEWS ALERT: GMA and SAME seminar in Maryland postponed

November 14th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) have postponed the planned Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures in Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. When the Technical Seminar is rescheduled, an announcement will be made. GMA and SAME apologize […]

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Haydale and Imagine IM establish graphene-based conductive coatings capability in North America

November 1st, 2017

On Oct. 29, 2017, Haydale Technologies Inc. of Greer, S.C., and Imagine Intelligent Materials of Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia, signed a strategic agreement to establish graphene-based conductive coatings capability for geosynthetics in North America. “Combining Imagine IM’s proven graphene manufacturing processes with Haydale’s advanced materials manufacturing expertise will be a significant step toward delivering […]

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GMA and SAME team up for seminar in Maryland on geo and fabric structures

October 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) present an onsite Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures at the Woodland Park 3 office building, 1306 Concourse Drive, Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. The one-day Technical Seminar will provide attendees […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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GSI offers webinar on sand drains, wick drains and geotextile sand columns

August 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on August 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar will begin with Terzaghi’s work (extended by Barron) leading directly to consolidation of saturated soils using the technique of sand drains. It then describes a case history failure resulting […]

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Geosynthetic Institute News

August 1st, 2017

Commentary on geosynthetic specifications One can only suspect that the first specification on a given manufactured material came along with or very shortly after the first manufactured product became available. It follows then that some 200 years later, manufactured geosynthetic materials should do likewise. In fact, so-called standards organizations have evolved by publishing the following […]

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GMA Techline

August 1st, 2017

Liner repair? Pullout tests? Sewn seams? Shear strength of sludges? Geomembrane liner repair Q: I have a facility that has submitted liner repair documentation for the repair of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner for a leachate/stormwater pond at an industrial landfill site. The repairs were performed using either a patch or, for indentations and small […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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TRB accepting papers for 2018 Annual Meeting

July 21st, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting papers for consideration for the program for the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers must be submitted in PDF format to the TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2017. To […]

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HUESKER offers webinar on geosynthetic embankments on soft soil

July 20th, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetics for embankments on soft soil on August 10, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of solutions for embankments founded on poor soils utilizing high-strength geotextiles, geogrids and geotextile-encased columns as deep foundations. For […]

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