WisDOT publishes study on ASTM D4833 and D6241 geotextile puncture test methods

July 17th, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded research into puncture test methods for geotextiles, and the report from this study is now available online. Various tests are conducted to assess and classify a geotextile’s suitability for different applications. One of these tests is the puncture strength test. This test […]

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History of geosynthetics use on national forest roads

June 1st, 2017

Introduction The objectives of this article are to document the long history of geosynthetic materials used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and other rural roads, to document the many creative and useful ways geosynthetics have been used, and to promote the cost-effective uses of geosynthetics in road projects today, particularly on […]

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Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1st, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics […]

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2017 State of the Specialty Fabrics Industry

April 1st, 2017

The U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market includes geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells, and erosion control materials. In 2016, the size of the U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market was $2.6 billion, up 3.5% over 2015. It is expected to swell to $2.7 billion in 2017, up 4% compared to 2016. In a survey of Geosynthetic Materials […]

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‘A database and analysis of 236 failed MSE walls using geosynthetic reinforcement’

September 6th, 2016

GSI’s September webinar Webinar overview Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms, and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first with geotextiles and then geogrids. Our estimate is that approximately 50,000 exist and the technology is utilized worldwide. Unfortunately, there have been many failures, some with excessive distortion while others have actually […]

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GSI’s August webinar: ‘How long will they last?’

August 4th, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, the Geosynthetic Institute will present one of its most-popular webinars: “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics.” A most-frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that they were properly designed and installed. It […]

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Don’t be left out of the 2016 Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide

September 18th, 2015

Email prompts were sent out this week, reminding geosynthetics industry companies to submit directory and product data chart information for the annual Specifier’s Guide by Geosynthetics magazine. Company directories include contact information and listings of geosynthetic products, applications, and services. Updated product data charts are included for: geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), drainage […]

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