Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2019 Specifier鈥檚 Guide

October 1st, 2018

The annual call for listings in the Geosynthetics 2019 Specifier鈥檚 Guide opened September 19. 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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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency updates geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management

August 30th, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota PCA) revised and released new geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management in August. The guidelines specify where liners are required and where liners are recommended, liner specifications (e.g., HDPE, GCL, PVC), and how to select an appropriate liner. 鈥淟iners are designed to limit infiltration of water from a stormwater […]

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Airport research project ideas sought

August 28th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) seeks potential synthesis study topics as part of the upcoming activities of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Topics may be submitted at any time; however, the deadline for the upcoming submission cycle聽is Sept. 21. This year, submit topics through ACRP鈥檚 IdeaHub. Sign into IdeaHub using previously created MyACRP information, […]

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Geocomp introduces bi-directional shear testing machine

August 24th, 2018

Geocomp announced in August it has released an addition to the company鈥檚 series of fully-automated laboratory soil testing systems: a Bi-Directional Cyclic Direct Simple Shear (BDCDSS) machine. This table-top unit allows simple shear testing to be performed in two orthogonal horizontal directions rather than the standard single horizontal direction. This system can mimic the stresses […]

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IGS releases new edition of the 鈥楪uide to the Specification of Geosynthetics鈥

August 9th, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the 鈥淕uide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.鈥 The objective of this document is to be a generic guide and aid to those writing geosynthetic specifications. The guide will provide information that is useful to those who use specifications, buyers of geosynthetics and installers. The […]

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2nd, 2018

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best practices as well as possible negative impacts of […]

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GEOKON certified to ISO 9001:2015

June 14th, 2018

GEOKON Inc., a manufacturer of geotechnical and structural instrumentation, announced in a prepared statement on June 13, 2018, that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 from both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the U.S. and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in the U.K. as of June 1, […]

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TRB releases report on resilience after natural disasters in transportation infrastructure

June 12th, 2018

On June 11, 2018, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released a prepublication, unedited version of 鈥淪ynthesis 527: Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration鈥 by Aimee Flannery, Maria A. Pena and Jessica Manns. The draft report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood and implemented […]

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Dr. Robert M. Koerner answers your geosynthetics questions

June 5th, 2018

Get your technical geosynthetics questions answered by one of the world鈥檚 leading experts on geosynthetics through the GMA Techline. View past questions and answers at https://tinyurl.com/GMATechline. Email gmatechline@ifai.com聽anytime for fast, direct answers to聽any and all technical geosynthetics聽questions. This one-of-a-kind resource is free to all courtesy of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), Geosynthetics magazine and the […]

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2019 亿博体育app Annual Conference and Expo abstracts due Friday

May 29th, 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association (亿博体育app) Conference and Expo, Feb. 19鈥22, 2019, in Denver, Colo., is this Friday, June 1, 2018, the association said.                 Speaking at the conference will聽allow participants to gain exposure for their work while providing advancements to the […]

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