Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES offering complimentary short courses

September 30th, 2019

Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES will present three free half-day short courses as part of the conference on March 8, 2020. These in-depth courses feature detailed instruction in a small group setting. All courses provide 4 PDH. One of three are included with full registrations at no extra cost. Choose from: Geosynthetic Barriers in Relevant...

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updates PVC geomembrane specification

September 30th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updated its Material Specification for New PVC Geomembranes, previously referred to as PGI 1104 and FGI 1117.  The new specification, FGI 9119, addresses camber or layflat, film gloss, shore hardness, and color deviation within a manufactured lot. The new specification introduces the FGI circumference test which measures the roll circumference...

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U.S. Department of Transportation overhauls century-old rule

September 27th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published an updated federal rule to give states more flexibility and choice in which products or services can be used on federally funded highway projects. The change is intended to improve safety and increase efficiency while saving taxpayer dollars. “This much-needed update of a century-old,...

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GSI awards 2019–20 academic fellowships

September 27th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI’s) fellowship program for the 2019–20 academic year includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree, as well as a doctoral degree. With the help of the GSI board of advisors (BOA), the following eighteen winners of the GSI Fellowship awards were selected. The amount awarded to each fellow is $5,000, bringing the total...

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ASTM International releases new standard for electrical leak location in geomembranes

September 24th, 2019

ASTM International has released a new standard, ASTM D8265-19 Standard Practices for Electrical Methods for Mapping Leaks in Installed Geomembranes. These practices describe standard procedures for using electrical methods to locate leaks in geomembranes covered with liquid or earthen materials, which can be watered to cause leakage through the geomembrane. For more information or to...

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IGS to host Prague workshops

September 24th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals to participate in two high-level technical workshops in Prague, Czech Republic. From Nov. 10–13, 2019, the Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S) and Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) will hold back-to-back workshops. The selected topics will be presented by revered international experts and significant time...

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of soil slopes with anchored geosynthetics

September 23rd, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The sliding of soil slopes in the...

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Register now for GMA fall Lobby Day

September 20th, 2019

Registration is now open for the GMA fall Lobby Day, to be held October 28–29, in Washington, D.C. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s lobbying efforts along...

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51st Geotechnical Engineering Conference registration opens

September 19th, 2019

Registration is now open for the 51st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held November 14, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference features the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field, including MSE walls, geofoam, levees, dams and other geosynthetics-related topics. The conference will be useful to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers; geologists; structural, hydraulic...

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Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide

September 15th, 2019

The annual call for listings in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide opened September 16. Thousands of companies, engineers and government agencies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials, as well as services related...

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