Geosynthetics for stabilization in solar farm development

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Laying down geotextiles at Chicot Solar Energy Center, Chicot County, Ark. With renewed focus on clean electricity, an era with massive investment in new solar power has begun, leading to its widespread development. Although these systems have become more cost-effective, there are often solutions left on the table that could make the costs […]

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TRI/Environmental Inc. to host series of short courses at GeoU in Austin, Texas

January 31st, 2022

The Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, will be the site of GeoU 2022. Photograph courtesy of TRI/Environmental Inc. TRI/Environmental Inc. is sponsoring GeoU, a series of five high-level geosynthetics short courses and four certification opportunities over three days of learning and networking. GeoU, which runs from April 5 to 8, 2022, will […]

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Geosyntec announces new office location in The Woodlands, Texas

December 7th, 2020

Geosyntec’s new The Woodlands office will focus on geohazard assessment, monitoring and mitigation; process and procedure development for pipeline geohazard programs; and geological characterization. The office will be run by Alexander McKenzie-Johnson, P.G., L.G., L.E.G.; Aaron Orr; Patricia Varela, Ph.D.; Tim Cramer; Colby Reece; and Heather Dailey. Alexander McKenzie-Johnson is a principal engineering geologist based […]

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PVC sheet piling for cutoff and containment barriers

August 1st, 2020

By Brendan Sheppard and Steve Hargrave FIGURE 1 30-foot (9.1-m) long PVC sheet pile installed with a fixed mast pile driver in August 2015 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet piling (Figure 1) has been used for more than 25 years in bulkheads throughout the United States and beyond as a replacement for steel, concrete and timber […]

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GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas

April 1st, 2019

GMA heads back to Wisconsin and convenes in Texas  The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) followed up on its April 2018 advocacy trip to Wisconsin by providing geosynthetics education to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) in January. Education is a key component of GMA’s mission, and activities like this grow the understanding of […]

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Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

February 1st, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Session Schedule released

December 12th, 2018

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Session Schedule is now available online. The Technical Program was developed, presented and vetted by experts in the geotechnical industry. Practitioners, professors and students come together to provide high-quality education covering the full spectrum of geosynthetic uses. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, Texas, will include a […]

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Geo19 Watch: Inaugural IAGI GeoGames debuts at Geosynthetics Conference 2019, Plenary lineup announced

October 1st, 2018

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) is hosting the inaugural GeoGames on Feb. 12, 2019, in Houston, Texas, during Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The outdoor event, to be held in a park across the street from the conference, will feature welding competitions by teams of installers. All Geosynthetics Conference 2019 participants are invited to attend […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 plenaries designed to inform

September 12th, 2018

The geotechnical industry is complex, from constant roadway stabilization efforts to catastrophic hurricane recovery. Join your peers for four plenaries at Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, each presented in a selective format by topic experts, best suited to highlight hard-hitting challenges. Monday, February 11, 8–9:45 a.m. Topic: Hurricane Harvey Response and Mitigation Moderator: Robert Gilbert, […]

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Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute […]

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