My journey along the ‘Geosynthetics Superhighway’

June 1st, 2022

I've been on a fascinating ride over the last five years during which I have edited and written for Geosynthetics magazine. I began work as the editor of the magazine on March 1, 2017, and less than two weeks later, I traveled to my first geosynthetics-related conference, Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12–15, 2017, in Orlando, […]

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Transforming the geosynthetics world

April 1st, 2022

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, we examine the rapidly evolving world of geosynthetics and sustainability with the timely, future-oriented feature by geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey, “Geosynthetics and Sustainability: How Is Our Industry Doing?”  Sustainability is a complex issue. In his feature, Ramsey looks at how geosynthetics companies and organizations are rising to the […]

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Profitable geosynthetics companies in 2022?

February 1st, 2022

Before the New Year, in October and November 2021, the first two in-person geosynthetics industry events since the pandemic began took place: the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and GeoNashville 2021. Both were well attended, and many participants were energized by the opportunity to meet with colleagues face-to-face for the […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 will be in Kansas City

February 1st, 2022

Make your plans now to participate in the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 in Kansas City, Mo.—co-located with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo 2023. Downtown Kansas City, Mo., with Union Station in the foreground. Photograph by www.BartonBrothersPhoto.com, used under Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Who? Who is on […]

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Geosynthetics for CCR, PFAS and energy applications

October 1st, 2021

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine delves deep into two innovative uses of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) in very different applications: coal combustion residual (CCR) leachates and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) mitigation in landfills. We also examine three case studies of energy companies using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes for flowback water in water evaporation/recycling ponds. […]

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A special issue of Geosynthetics magazine

August 1st, 2021

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, of the University of Kansas, the 2021 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecturer and Awardee, has written a fascinating article, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Improving Practice with Better Theory,” summarizing the key contents of his Koerner lecture and emphasizing the important point: Improving practice with […]

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Geosynthetics in action

June 1st, 2021

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine will focus on three distinct applications of geosynthetics. As the first feature, “NPA Geocell for a Railway Line Repair in a Permafrost Region,” describes, it took more than two years to come up with a workable, economical solution for repairs to the deteriorating railway line to Churchill, Man., Canada, the […]

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GMA honors Jie Han with Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, as the recipient of the 2021–23 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for the late Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). “I […]

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Three very different uses of geosynthetics

April 1st, 2021

In this April/May issue of Geosynthetics magazine, our feature authors tackle three very different uses of geosynthetics with in-depth examination, testing and even a new design method.  In the introduction to their article, “Modular Geosynthetics Construction,” E. Silva, T. D. Stark and Duff Simbeck discuss the benefits of a specific manufacturing process for geomembranes. They […]

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The business of geosynthetics goes on during COVID

February 1st, 2021

This is the show issue for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021, coming up February 22–25. In addition to the two features, you will find in this issue the Geosynthetics Product Showcase, highlighting a plethora of new and existing products and services from companies, some of whom will be exhibiting at the conference’s virtual show floor. […]

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