Report from the ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics, February 2017

February 23, 2017

The ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics met in Norfolk, Va., February 1–3, 2017. Among the topics addressed were these three subcommittee reports. Under ASTM D35.01 Subcommittee on Mechanical Properties, a task group is working to develop a protocol for biaxial testing of geosynthetics. This test would describe the tensile properties

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New subcommittee ASTM D35.06 on geosynthetic product specifications

February 22, 2017

Notification to ASTM D35 Members During 2016, representatives of ASTM International and ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics were in discussion with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Subcommittee 4e regarding their current revision efforts on Standard Specification for Highway Applications, AASHTO M288.

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Inland acquires Brawler equipment and facilities

February 20, 2017

Inland Tarp & Liner’s Odessa, Texas, facility. In a press release issued last week, Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL) announced that it has acquired the physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment located in Midland, Texas. The release said that ITL has hired most of the

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Dave Suits launches LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services

February 17, 2017

L. David Suits As of December, 2016, L. David Suits is doing business as LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services. Well-known in the industry, Suits has more than 40 years of experience with geosynthetics. He retired in 2005 from the New York State DOT where he oversaw the testing and acceptance of

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11-ICG abstracts due by Feb. 28

February 16, 2017

The Organizing Committee of the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) invites all interested geotechnical and geosynthetics professionals and academics to submit oral and poster abstracts. The 11ICG welcomes contributions for the most up-to-date research and latest developments from around the world. All abstracts will be reviewed by the 11ICG

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