GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulic applications

December 23rd, 2021

A 30-mil (0.8-mm) polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembrane with a 10-ounces-per-square-yard (339-g/m2) nonwoven geotextile cushion is installed for a stormwater/erosion control project in Harrisburg, Pa. Photograph courtesy of ACF Environmental The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),” on Jan. 12, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 […]

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GSI to host webinar on disposal of coal combustion residuals

November 26th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals,” on Dec. 8, 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. With coal representing more than 25% of energy […]

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IGS-NA publishes call for applications for Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

November 15th, 2021

The North American chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS-NA) launched a new student fellowship program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to ASTM International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in the two professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS-NA and the ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. […]

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GSI honors Scalia with Landreth award

November 9th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) established the Robert and Mitchell Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award in honor of Robert E. Landreth (1939–2021) and his wife, Mitchell. The award is bestowed in recognition of “distinguished engineering achievement” by a young faculty member, graduate student or post-doctorate working with geosynthetics. Only one such award is given annually […]

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GSI to host webinar on geotextile filters

October 20th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Ocean Non Woven Pvt. Ltd. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geotextile Filters: Concerns and Issues,” on Nov. 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. It is roughly estimated […]

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USUCGER launches Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

October 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar Corp. The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) launched a new student Testing Innovation Fellowship Program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the […]

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Geosynthetic Institute awards 2021–22 fellowships

October 11th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), along with the GSI Board of Advisors, has awarded twenty students the 2021–22 GSI Fellowship. The GSI Fellowship supports students working on research involving geosynthetics. Each fellowship award is for $5,000. This year, eleven recipients are currently attending universities in the U.S., and nine recipients are attending universities outside the U.S. […]

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime predictions of nonexposed and exposed geosynthetics

August 27th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 8, 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. A most […]

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GSI offers geosynthetics short courses online

August 19th, 2021

MSE wall in Franklin, Tenn. Photograph courtesy of Pinnacle Design/Build Group Inc. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is hosting three short courses on-demand online. GSI and Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI short course registrations. Course 1: Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities Recording […]

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Deadline approaching for GSI fellowships for graduate students

August 10th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) released a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) for 2021–22 focusing on innovative geosynthetic research and development projects. The deadline for receiving proposals is Aug. 23, 2021. Recipients must be pursuing a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. There will be several awards given (between 8 and 16 […]

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