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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HUESKER Inc. celebrates 30 years

April 8th, 2021

April 4, 2021, marked an exciting milestone for HUESKER Inc. as the company celebrated its 30th anniversary. HUESKER Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of geosynthetics in North America. Over the past 30 years, HUESKER Inc. has provided quality geotextiles along with innovative engineering solutions and excellent customer service. The company’s team of engineers […]

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HUESKER Group launches Fortrac T eco PET recycled yarn geogrid

March 8th, 2021

HUESKER Group announced that the Fortrac T geogrid is now available in the ecoLine version. The flexible, resilient geogrid for reinforced soil structures is made from 100% recycled polyester (PET) yarns. The company had previously introduced another product in the ecoLine, HaTelit C eco asphalt reinforcement, also made from recycled PET yarns. By dispensing with […]

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50 years of HUESKER HaTelit asphalt reinforcement

February 9th, 2021

A success story that began 50 years ago: HaTelit asphalt reinforcements were first used in road construction in 1971. Today, they lead conventional rehabilitation methods in terms of sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Potholes, cracks and deformations are not only an annoyance for every car or bicycle user, they also pose a great danger to traffic participants […]

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HUESKER to sponsor webinar on soil reinforcement products

August 27th, 2019

HUESKER Inc. will host a free webinar, “Relevant Properties of Soil Reinforcement Products,” on Sept. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetics can be manufactured from different polymers. The mechanical behavior of geosynthetic products depend on the material used for their fabrication. This webinar will address important concepts related to strength, stress/strain behavior […]

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HUESKER introduces ecoLine geogrids

July 23rd, 2019

HUESKER launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with the HaTelit C asphalt reinforcement […]

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