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Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2019 Specifier’s Guide

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, as well as services related [...]

By |2018-10-01T10:33:29-05:00October 1, 2018|

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency updates geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota PCA) revised and released new geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management in August. Example of an impermeable liner for a stormwater best management practice. Photograph courtesy of the Philadelphia Water (PWD) Stormwater Management Guidance Manual The guidelines specify where liners are required and where liners are recommended, [...]

By |2018-08-29T07:35:01-05:00August 30, 2018|

Airport research project ideas sought

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 is Sept. 21. This year, submit topics through ACRP’s IdeaHub. Sign into IdeaHub using previously created MyACRP information, [...]

By |2018-08-28T10:17:57-05:00August 28, 2018|

Geocomp introduces bi-directional shear testing machine

Geocomp announced in August it has released an addition to the company’s 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 [...]

By |2018-08-30T08:18:19-05:00August 24, 2018|

IGS releases new edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the “Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.” 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 [...]

By |2018-08-09T14:30:53-05:00August 9, 2018|

New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

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) focuses on evaluating [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:17:02-05:00August 2, 2018|

GEOKON certified to ISO 9001:2015

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, [...]

By |2018-06-14T12:09:23-05:00June 14, 2018|

Dr. Robert M. Koerner answers your geosynthetics questions

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

By |2018-06-05T11:22:49-05:00June 5, 2018|

New technology and management strategies can prevent targeted cyberattacks

Modern, targeted cyberattacks can take any organization by surprise. And these targeted cyberattacks are increasingly widespread. CBS “Money Watch” reported in June 2015 that more than 80 percent of U.S. companies have been successfully hacked, according to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. According to the CBS report, “Successful attacks by hackers involved [...]

By |2016-10-01T00:00:33-05:00October 1, 2016|

Coating tests that evaluate five types of durability

Matthew Logan (left), product application engineer at APV Engineered Coatings, closes a gallon pail with a mallet, while Gregory Marty, chemist and QC manager, tests Pencil Hardness on a sample of coated material using graphite pencils. The test allows him to evaluate the value of hardness of a particular coating formulation. Photo: APV Engineered [...]

By |2016-09-01T00:00:26-05:00September 1, 2016|
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