Geosynthetics need to be part of the infrastructure package

June 1, 2018

In its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure a grade of D+. Not good. The sector report card on American roads faired even worse, earning a D, while TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., says 32% of major urban American roads had pavement …

IFAI opens registration for GeoDallas conference

May 8, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics 2019 Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. GeoDallas is supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine. GeoDallas provides geosynthetics professionals the opportunity to learn from short courses, panel discussions, case studies and training lectures. Additionally, …

News alert: Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline is Friday

April 4, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due this Friday, April 6, 2018. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics …

Editorial: Geomembranes and water

April 1, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that a clean water supply is “fundamental to global health.” WHO estimates that considerable exposure worldwide to contraction of many waterborne diseases and conditions (diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, parasites, bacterial infections, etc.) could be diminished by increasing access to safe drinking water, improving sanitation and hygiene, and improving water management. …

Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in one week

March 30, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, one week from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International …

NEWS ALERT: GMA waste containment seminar sponsorship opportunities available

March 26, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is hosting the seminar “Waste Containment System Design II: Landfill Design Considerations,” April 17–18, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York. The seminar is expected to draw more than 100 design engineers, construction supervisors, landowners and operators, exhibitors, regulatory agency staff, and public works and municipal engineers. A …

Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in two weeks

March 23, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, two weeks from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of …

11th International Conference on Geosynthetics in Seoul, Korea

March 16, 2018

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held at Coex in the 2,000-year-old city of Seoul, Korea, from September 16 to 21, 2018. The program will feature some 1,000 experts from more than 100 countries presenting under the theme “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.” The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the International Geosynthetics …

Geosynthetics and erosion control

February 1, 2018

Terra firma often does not morph in ways that modern society appreciates. Erosion from stormwater, snowmelt, long-term water flow and unrelenting waves sweep away soil and rock from steep slopes, riverbanks, ditches, channels, shorelines, building foundations and much more. To understand the power of erosion, simply think about the Grand Canyon, which was formed by …

Editorial: Geosynthetics for multiple applications

October 1, 2017

If you are reading this publication, you obviously have an interest in geosynthetics, as this magazine is unlikely to appeal to people whose primary professional interests are taxidermy, snow-crystal study or calligraphy. We aim to please, and this issue touches on many types of geosynthetics, from geogrids to geomembranes, and many applications of geosynthetics, from …