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Premier Product Showcase 2024

February 1st, 2024

Here is your first look at some of the new products and services that will be available from companies in 2024.  Information for this special section was provided by companies who submitted materials to us before the publication deadline. All photographs are courtesy of the company listing the product/service. Geotechnical Frontiers is coming back in […]

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HUESKER team receives awards

January 5th, 2024

The HUESKER team received three awards at the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome. The company received two awards in the Case Study category and one in the Product Development category. The awards were presented by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), a global community of 4,000 members from all over the world dedicated to […]

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Road link fixed with geosynthetics

October 1st, 2023

Repairs to a crucial roadway using aggregates made from recycled glass and polymeric geosynthetic reinforcements have allowed commuters to get back on the road sooner than expected. An elevated section of Interstate 95 that passes through northeast Philadelphia, Pa., collapsed on June 11 after a fuel tanker crashed onto the road below killing its driver. […]

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Embankment reinforcement using 1750 kN/m strength geogrids

June 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Installation of the high-strength, high-modulus geogrid. In 2015, a variant road was built to relieve urban traffic in the southeastern section of federal road BR 101, more precisely in Florianopolis, which is the capital city of Santa Catarina, Brazil. With a length of 4,828 km (3,000 miles), BR-101 is a major Brazilian highway […]

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HUESKER introduces high-quality geogrids manufactured from 100% recycled PET

May 24th, 2023

With ecoLine, HUESKER is the first geosynthetic manufacturer in the world to offer high-quality reinforcement solutions made from recycled raw material, making a fundamental contribution to resource-conserving and sustainable construction with geosynthetics. The recycled material is obtained from disposed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and is an engineered equivalent alternative to virgin PET yarn. In addition to […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 short course lineup announced

April 1st, 2022

Jie Han, the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas, delivers the Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecture at GeoNashville in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography The Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo., will host six half-day short courses on […]

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Flood reconstruction with geosynthetics

February 16th, 2022

The use of geogrid-reinforced earth allows reconstruction of a flood-destroyed German bridge in record time. The Swistbach Bridge in Heimerzheim, Germany, was destroyed by floods in July 2021. Photograph courtesy of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH With the increase in extreme weather events worldwide because of climate change, such as those in July 2021 in Germany (in […]

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HUESKER Nederland and partners are developing GeoDuct, a circular viaduct

November 22nd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of ZJA Infrastructure projects have large ecological footprints with an environmental impact due to the extraction, processing, and transport of resources and materials. However, large parts of the existing Dutch infrastructure are due to be replaced or renovated soon. The demand for innovative solutions is becoming increasingly urgent, especially with the national ambition […]

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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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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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