New vapor barrier system incorporates metalized film

April 1st, 2023

U.S. patent holders Dr. Kristen Thoreson and principal engineer Hieu Nguyen, shown in the REGENESIS lab. Photo: BuU.S. patent holders Dr. Kristen Thoreson and principal engineer Hieu Nguyen, shown in the REGENESIS lab. Photo: Business Wiresiness Wire Land Science®, a division of REGENESIS®, was recently awarded a U.S. patent for the use of a reinforced […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 opens Call for Proposals

December 17th, 2021

Jie Han, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas, delivers the Koerner Award Lecture “Geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments: Bridging theory and practice" at GeoNashville 2021. Photograph by Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Start making plans to be part of the technical program at the Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. This is your chance […]

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Geosynthetic applications in flood abatement

November 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics offer cost-effective strategies for mitigating or even eliminating severe flooding in coastal regions.  By Robert M. and George R. Koerner On September 8, 1900, a Category 4 hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, which is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, averaging about 8 feet (2.4 meters) above sea level. The storm created a 15-foot (4.6-meter) […]

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2019 State of the Industry

March 1st, 2019

Economic growth in 2018 increased in the United States: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached 3.0 percent for the first time since 2005. Unfortunately, growth has been down in other advanced economies such as Canada, Japan and Europe. Growth in the emerging economy of China was also down in 2018—reaching 6.6 percent. China’s GDP is projected […]

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Managing urban water issues with geosynthetics

November 1st, 2018

As more land is lost to urban sprawl, and managing stormwater and wastewater runoff from hard-surface pavements has become a growing necessity, green infrastructure strategies are front and center in the minds of city planners, engineers and others focused on environmental and quality-of-life issues. Green infrastructure (GI) is a sustainable, low-cost and environmentally friendly approach […]

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The way forward with geosynthetics in the US Army Corps of Engineers is focus of plenary at GeoDallas

October 17th, 2018

Jeb Tingle, senior research engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Miss., delivered the plenary address at GeoDallas on Oct. 17 on “Advancing the Nation’s Infrastructure: The USACE Role.” “There’s a big role for research and innovation,” Tingle said. “Doing business as usual won’t give […]

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Engineered geosynthetics offer riverbank erosion protection

March 1st, 2018

The Río La Antigua flows through a low-lying region in the Mexican state of Veracruz, which has the historical importance of being one of the first regions where Hernán Cortés landed in the early 1500s. The Casa de Cortés is a popular tourist attraction, and the village of La Antigua has significant historical importance; as […]

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Geofoam solves construction challenges

January 1st, 2018

High atop Hidden Peak, lightweight geofoam solves construction challenges the easy way. All projects have challenges, purpose and meaning, yet some projects mean a lot more to owners than others. It takes a visionary to leave a legacy, and Richard Bass, founder of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah, fit the bill. Bass is […]

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Protect and conserve potable water

December 1st, 2017

If you’ve had a glass of clean water today, you can likely thank a fabric-based product. Engineered fabrics, membranes and geosynthetics perform behind-the-scenes work to ensure that communities have access to adequate potable water and clean waterways. Creative fabric uses also hold promise in delivering clean water in emerging markets—a meteoric task considering that 783 […]

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NAUE Asia accredited for geosynthetics

May 16th, 2017

NAUE Asia testing laboratory, founded by the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, has achieved SAMM testing accreditation for geosynthetics. The accreditation means the Malaysia-based facility fulfills its duties competently and in accordance with strict quality standards. It also means the laboratory can serve external clients. NAUE’s primary manufacturing focus in this plant […]

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