In the classroom: Part 1: Learning about civil engineering technology

June 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is the first of a four-part series in Geosynthetics magazine on how an engineering student or practicing engineer is able to learn about geosynthetic materials. These articles are based on a panel discussion session on March 13, 2017, at the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, Fla. Part 1 addresses the topic of […]

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Notification to ASTM D35 members

April 1st, 2017

During 2016, representatives of ASTM International and the ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics were in discussion with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Technical Section 4e (TS 4E), regarding their current revision efforts on Standard Specification for Highway Applications, AASHTO M288. TS 4e includes 26 state DOT […]

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ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics

April 1st, 2016

The ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics conducted its 2016 winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 27–29, 2016. The first order of business was the installation of new officers and members-at-large: James Goddard, Committee D35 chairman Eli Cuelho, 1st vice-chairman Jimmy Youngblood, 2nd vice-chairman Gary Torosian, secretary Mark Wayne, membership chairman Tim Bauters, membership-at-large Richard […]

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New initiatives to promote geosynthetics education in civil engineering curricula

February 1st, 2016

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) is currently helping to re-establish the “Educate the Educators” (EtE) program. With the support of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and sponsors such as the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS–NA developed a two-day event where experts in the geosynthetics field introduced 40 college professors to various geosynthetic materials and their […]

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Report on the June 2015 meeting of ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics

August 1st, 2015

The ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics had a successful series of meetings in Anaheim, Calif., June 17–19, 2015. The highlight at this biannual gathering was the presentation of the L. David Suits Award to Tony Allen of the Washington State Department of Transportation for his enormous contributions to the geosynthetics industry. His work in soil […]

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