FGI is making free six-part short course available to public

October 16, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane (FGI) is releasing the presentations from the Aug. 3 “Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications” short course as a six-part webinar series. Three webinars have been released, and three more will be released in the next few weeks. The webinars and release dates are: “Service Life of Geomembranes” by

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Owens Corning to present webinar on geosynthetic leachate reduction

October 9, 2018

Owens Corning will host a free webinar “Geosynthetic Solutions for Waste Facility Leachate Reduction” on Oct. 11 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CDT. The webinar will be taught by Andy Durham, senior geosynthetics engineer with Owens Corning. Managing landfills and waste disposal sites is challenging, especially as environmental regulations

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HUESKER to host webinar on GEC systems

October 8, 2018

HUESKER will host a free webinar on geotextile encased columns (GEC) on Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. EDT. Oliver Detert, Head of the Engineering Department at HUESKER, will lead the webinar. The geotextile sleeve allows the accommodation of high vertical loads by compensating for the lack of lateral support to

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Alger of Lane Construction elected ARTBA chair

October 4, 2018

Robert E. “Bob” Alger, P.E., president and chief executive officer of Cheshire, Conn.-based The Lane Construction Corporation, has been elected 2018–2019 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chair. The association made the announcement October 1 at its national convention in New York City. Alger’s entire 40-year career in the transportation

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Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2019 Specifier’s Guide

October 1, 2018

The annual call for listings in the Geosynthetics 2019 Specifier’s 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,

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AASHTO elects new president, Workforce and funding are top priorities

September 25, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Carlos Braceras P.E., executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president. “I’m honored and inspired to accept the

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Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16, 2018

The public voting period for the inaugural Young Members Committee of the IGS Photo Competition is open. After a fantastic response from members all over the world, an independent judging panel have shortlisted eight finalists. Public voting will now decide the winner. Please vote for your favorite photos at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCWT8Q.

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GSI awards 2018–19 fellowships

August 7, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of advisors, has awarded GSI fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students worldwide studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees. The amount awarded to each fellowship

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2, 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: Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204)

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Safe storage of mining waste focus of report

August 1, 2018

The 2008 construction of a mine tailings storage area at the Goro Nickel Mine, Kwe West Bassin, New Caledonia, France. Photograph by Barsamuphe In December 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and GRID-Arendal, an organization that supports environmentally sustainable development in partnership with UN Environment and other collaborators,

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