Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

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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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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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GMA’s geosynthetic education offerings make a difference on campus and Capitol Hill

October 1st, 2018

August 2018 was a great month for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the industry at large. Banner legislation promoting innovative materials was introduced in Congress by friend of the industry Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. GMA members and industry educators met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to educate students about the importance of […]

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Highway deep-patch geogrid applications

June 1st, 2018

Deep patch is a repair technique that has been widely used on low-volume roads in the Pacific Northwest as a cost-effective mitigation technique to address settlement and shallow landsliding of side-cast embankment fill slopes and natural slopes consisting of weak soils overlying stronger soils (Cuelho et al. 2012). A deep patch consists of a subexcavation […]

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TRI offers CQA Training Week in Austin, Texas

October 6th, 2017

TRI/Environmental Inc. is offering CQA Training Week at the company’s campus in Austin, Texas, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017. The training program includes Liner Integrity Survey/Assessments (LISA) training, Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Geosynthetic Installations instruction, a course in Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation, and the Geosynthetic […]

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Registration open for containment & welding course

November 22nd, 2016

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), in conjunction with TRI/Environmental, is offering a Feb. 21 short course, “Current Advances and Trends in Containment & Welding Technologies.” Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: TRI/Environmental 9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas  78733 Earn: 8 professional development hours (PDHs) Instructors:  Timothy Stark (University of Illinois), Sam Allan (TRI/Environmental), Andrew […]

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