March 2021 Vol. 8

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NEWSMAKERS:  * AquaBlok * Bob Koerner * ExcelPlas * FGI * GEI Consultants * George Korner * GEOSTRATA * GNA * Geo-Logic * GSI * GRI * Layfield * PFAS * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * WSP


Layfield Announce Canadian Distribution Agreement with Tensar

AquaBlok Develop RemBind™ Product as a PFAS Remediation Solution

Geosynthetics Sector Facing ‘Very Serious’ Supply Issues
Delays in delivery, allocations, force majeure measures have come at the worst possible time

GEOSTRATA Extra with George Koerner – S02 E02 – Geosynthetics for the Common Good

WSP Publish Corporate Presentation  After Completion of the Golder Acquisition (Now 47,000 Employees)


Solmax Geomembrane Used for Phosphate Tailings Pond in Saudi Arabia for SABIC

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas Wins Coveted Honour

TenCate Nicolon™ C881 Installation (Hubertus Beutler GmbH)
Factory welded geomembrane liner panels up to a size of 10.000 m2

Impact of Placement and Field Conditions on Hydraulic Conductivity and Lifetime of Liners

Landfills are Leaking PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in 41 Counties


Static and Seismic Veneer Stability Calculations for Landfills (13th April, 2021)

Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance (14th April, 2021)


John Trast is a Senior Consultant with GEI Specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Dredging, Dewatering and Geosynthetics
His experience includes permitting, design, construction, operation and closure of waste disposal facilities, contaminated sediment dredging, dewatering and disposal, remediation containment systems for source control including final covers and barrier walls.


Concrete Canvas® First GCCM to Meet New ASTM for GCCM for Erosion Control

Bob Koerner – A Retrospective of a Giant in Geosynthetics (Special Feature)

Boyd Ramsay Receives Highest Letters of Recommendation [PDF]

Affordability for Lithium Batteries Starts with Properly Engineered Geomembrane Liner Systems (Special Feature)
Leakage of HDPE-Lined Brine Ponds Can cause Extensive Environmental Damage

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