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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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

February 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee As we move into 2021, I hope all of you are finding renewed optimism for your businesses and your personal lives, and that you remain healthy or are regaining your health as we look forward to the waning of the pandemic. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues our many efforts to advance […]

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GMA and IECA announce move to virtual for joint conference in 2021

November 6th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will move the Geosynthetics Conference and IECA Annual Conference online. The conferences were originally scheduled to be colocated in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21–24, 2021. “As much as we were looking forward to being in […]

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2020 GMA Virtual Lobby Day registration now open

October 22nd, 2020

As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. We have been successful in connecting virtually with individual congressional members during these “shelter in” months. With this success we […]

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Registration open for Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

September 15th, 2020

Registration is now open for the Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020, Oct. 20–22. Experience all the benefits of the in-person event virtually from the comfort of your own location.To register, visit https://www.ifai.com/event/waste-containment-system-design-seminar-a-virtual-event/. This three-day webinar is an opportunity to hear from leading experts in six two-hour presentations; to provide attendees with a deeper working […]

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Registration opens soon for Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

August 31st, 2020

This three-day webinar (Oct. 20–22) is an opportunity to hear from leading experts in six two-hour presentations; to provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be […]

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GMA announces 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer

August 12th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has just announced the 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer, Dr. Jie Han, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE. Dr. Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and has been an active member of the geosynthetics community for many years. He becomes the third recipient of […]

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New GMA leadership and socially distanced activities

August 1st, 2020

The executive council of the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) has a new chair and first vice chair. Bryan Gee, the director of education and training for Tensar International Corp., has ascended to the chair of GMA, while Steve Thaxton, the business development leader of geosynthetics for Owens Corning, has assumed the position of first vice […]

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Registration is open for waste containment system design seminar

June 4th, 2020

WhenSept. 15–16, 2020WhereCrowne Plaza HotelSyracuse, N.Y. This technical training opportunity will provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be discussed to show how they either hinder […]

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The GMA Techline

June 1st, 2020

Moderated by George R. Koerner Minimum sediment thickness Q: We are going to construct some evaporation ponds on existing sediment on top of a Hypalon geomembrane. The sediment looks to be predominantly fine. The subgrade condition below the liner is not known for sure. In such conditions, can you recommend a minimum sediment thickness that […]

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