Methods to estimate pressures and strains in pond geomembrane bubbles

August 1st, 2020

By Richard Thiel, Hesham Eldesouky and Richard Brachman FIGURE 1 Bubbles in pond with 60-mil (1.5-mm) HDPE geomembrane on verge of bursting This article provides an update, validation and improved approach for predicting the shape, pressure and strains that can occur in an exposed geomembrane bubble (aka “whale”) created by gas trapped below the geomembrane […]

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Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) had a productive 2019, and we are looking forward to several exciting activities in 2020. We held the third installment of Educate the Educators in December 2019 in La Jolla, Calif.  In addition, IGS-NA was a sponsoring organization of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, […]

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Dr. Richard Brachman to present the inaugural Zornberg Lecture

May 31st, 2019

The Zornberg Lecture Selection Task Force, comprised of the presidents of IGS Argentina, IGS Brazil, IGS Mexico, IGS North America and the Chair of the IGS Pan-American Activities Committee, has appointed Dr. Richard Brachman, from Queen’s University, Canada, as the first Zornberg lecturer. The Zornberg Lecture was established in recognition of Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major […]

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IGS-NA focuses on the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, service award and webinars

August 1st, 2018

In this edition of the IGS-NA News column, the board of directors gives a special thank-you to John Allen for putting together a strong list of speakers for our educational webinars this year. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics Conference 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) supports the next edition of the long-running […]

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IGS-NA news

April 1st, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis […]

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IGS-NA news

October 1st, 2017

Since the Geotechnical Frontiers conference this past March in Orlando, Fla., the new board of directors at IGS North America (IGS-NA, or the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) has been working hard to provide its members, the geosynthetics community and the engineering community a greater awareness of what geosynthetic materials can provide […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter News

June 1st, 2017

A busy Geotechnical Frontiers conference for IGS–NA The International Geosynthetics Society–North American (IGS–NA) Chapter annual meeting was held on March 14, 2017, at Geotechnical Frontiers in Orlando, Fla. Among the key items discussed at the meeting were the appointment of the 2017–2019 board of directors, winners of the IGS–NA photo contest, and the 2017 Educate […]

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IGS-NA changes; Suits steps down

November 1st, 2016

A letter sent last week to members of the International Geosynthetics Society–North America from IGS–NA president, John Henderson, detailed personnel changes for the chapter. The letter stated: “Dave Suits has resigned the position of executive director effective Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Dave has served the association admirably and we thank him for all his years […]

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