GMA announces biennial Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 20th, 2016

ROSEVILLE, MN – The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced a biennial award and lecture series named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, founding director and now director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. The inaugural award recipient will be announced this summer and will deliver the first Koerner Lecture at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, to be held […]

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‘Largest green roof in the world’ proposed for Silicon Valley project

June 15th, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine Last year, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly unveiled plans to convert an ageing shopping center in California’s Silicon Valley into a vast development featuring the world’s largest green roof. Viñoly, the architect behind London’s controversial Walkie Talkie building and the skinny 432 Park Avenue skyscraper in New York, will work with OLIN Landscape Architects […]

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Brawler increases fabrication capacity

June 9th, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine Houston-based Brawler Industries announced in a May press release that it has increased geomembrane fabrication capacity at its Midland and Pleasanton facilities in Texas. The release stated that: Brawler’s new fabrication capacity now allows for up to 670 feet of fabrication with no butt-seams. • New multi-sealer technology is capable of producing 8,000-pound […]

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GMA’s 2016 government relations program is in full swing

June 1st, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine By Jonathan Curry March 2016 was a great month for GMA to ramp up its 2016 federal and state lobbying efforts. GMA members and I had the opportunity to meet with three federal agencies in Washington, D.C. These meetings allowed GMA to educate government officials about the benefits of geosynthetic materials and […]

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GSI’s June webinar: ‘Sand drains/wick drains/sand columns’

June 1st, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine   The topic for GSI’s monthly seminar on Wednesday, June 8 (11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. ET), is “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns.” Webinar overview This webinar begins with Terzaghi’s consolidation work (extended by Barron) leading directly to consolidation of saturated soils using the technique of sand drains. It then describes a case history failure […]

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IGS–North America and GMA co-sponsor waste containment system design seminar

June 1st, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine The International Geosynthetics Society–North America chapter (IGS–North America, formerly NAGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) co-sponsored a day-and-a-half seminar March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y., that focused on the design of waste containment systems. The seminar drew more than 100 participants, including representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the […]

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