May 2023 Vol. 9

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Concrete Canvas’ CCX used by Norman Foster and Holcim to create Low-Carbon Housing Solution

See the Slide Pack for the 2023 Koerner Lecture by J.P. Giroud here:

See Video the 2023 Koerner Lecture by J.P. Giroud here:

THRACE Receives 1st Ranking “Platinum’ Status for ESG Transparency

Understanding the Corporate Structure and Network of THRACE Companies

Environmental Groups Sue US-EPA Over VOC Emissions from MSW Landfills

Viaflex VaporBlock Plus Barrier Geomembrane: Best in Class Protection

Chinese Receive US Patent for Making Geogrids from Medical Waste

Patent Granted for Piezocapacitive Geotextiles Using Graphene

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ASTM Update Standard Guide for Installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (2023)

Springer Publishers Call for Papers for a Special Issue: ‘Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction’

Geosynthetic Clay Liner University by CETCO (6th June 2023)

R&D Tax Incentive Made Easy for Geosynthetic Companies in Australia


SMEC Showcase PNG Edevu Hydropower Project with 55 m High Geomembrane Faced Rockfill Dam

Analysis of a Landfill Cover Without Geomembrane Using Varied Particle Sizes of Recycled Concrete

Transport of Heavy Metal Contaminants in a Composite Liner Under Non-Isothermal Conditions


Treatment of Odours and Emissions using an In-Situ Floating Reactive Barrier Technology


Placement of Geotextile Tubes for Coastal Management in Bengkulu Province Indonesia


Analysis of The Shear Strength of a Soil Geosynthetic Interface Using Tencate Miragrid™ GX55/30 Woven Geogrid and Thrace TG3030S Rigid Polypropylene Geogrid

New Approach to Junction Efficiency Analysis of Hexagonal Geogrid Using Digital Image Correlation Method

Comparison of Geosynthetic Basal Reinforcement Options for Railway Embankments Over Soft Soils

Deformation of Instrumented Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls Constructed with Sustainable Locally Available Backfill Soils

Flexural Performance of Concrete Beams Internally Reinforced with Steel, Geogrid and GFRP Meshes


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