Geosynthetic Institute news: Mega waterbags

October 1st, 2017

According to the United Nations (UN), 1.1 billion people in 34 countries have inadequate access to safe drinking water. Furthermore, pollution, global warming and population growth will have continuing negative impacts on the availability of safe drinking water. By the year 2040, the UN estimates that more than 2 billion people in 60 countries will […]

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GSI hosts QA/QC of geosynthetics online course

September 28th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 3–5, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. This course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics placed in permanent or critical applications. The course will emphasize […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor […]

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GSI offers webinar on sand drains, wick drains and geotextile sand columns

August 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on August 9, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar will begin with Terzaghi’s work (extended by Barron) leading directly to consolidation of saturated soils using the technique of sand drains. It then describes a case history failure resulting […]

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Geosynthetic Institute News

August 1st, 2017

Commentary on geosynthetic specifications One can only suspect that the first specification on a given manufactured material came along with or very shortly after the first manufactured product became available. It follows then that some 200 years later, manufactured geosynthetic materials should do likewise. In fact, so-called standards organizations have evolved by publishing the following […]

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GMA Techline

August 1st, 2017

Liner repair? Pullout tests? Sewn seams? Shear strength of sludges? Geomembrane liner repair Q: I have a facility that has submitted liner repair documentation for the repair of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner for a leachate/stormwater pond at an industrial landfill site. The repairs were performed using either a patch or, for indentations and small […]

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GSI offers webinar on in-situ stabilization of slopes using anchored geosynthetics

July 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on July 6, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The sliding of soil slopes in the form of localized landslides represents an annual loss of $2 to 5 billion in America, not to mention […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetic applications in the private sector

June 26th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetic Applications in the Private Sector,” on June 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. In the past, the geosynthetics industry has focused on the major application areas within transportation, environmental, and hydraulic engineering. Yet, many smaller application areas are also important and noteworthy. […]

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Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1st, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics […]

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