November 2017 Vol. 7

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Concrete Canvas Wins Samsung Innovation Award (Breaking News)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tra23FRf6DM

Why Geocells Outperform Geogrids for Road Construction (by Presto)
https://www.prestogeo.com/blog/why-geocells-outperform-geogrids-for-road-construction/

EPA Shuts Down Gold Plant Immediately following the Rupture of Geomembrane of the Tailing Storage Facility (TSF)
https://www.faapa.info/blog/epa-reports-on-chemical-spill-in-bong/

Effects of a Very Low pH Solution on the Properties of an HDPE Geomembrane (New Research)
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.17.00037

Seeking Sales Engineer for Geosynthetics Engineering Management Applications (Australia wide)
https://plus.google.com/113049778599418262487/posts/WRuz6PHjuwA

Typical Design Approaches for Geosynthetic Landfill Capping (by Maccaferri) [PDF]
https://www.imesa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Paper-7.pdf

State-Of-The-Art Review of Geosynthetic Clay Liners [PDF]
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/11/2110/pdf

Geosynthetic Products Produce a Sealing Barrier for Diverse Applications
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/geosynthetic-products-produce-a-sealing-barrier-for-diverse-applications-2017-10-13

Long Term Behaviour of PVC Sheet Membranes in Tunnels [PDF]
http://ats2017.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GALLER-Long-term-behaviour-of-support-elements.pdf

NEW Tensar AR-G System Consists of a Polypropylene Geogrid and Geotextile 
https://www.geofabrics.co/products/tensar%C2%AE-ar-g

Combination Technology Of Geotextile Tube And Artificial Beachrock For Coastal Protection [PDF]
http://www.geomatejournal.com/sites/default/files/articles/67-72-7144-Imran-Nov-2017.pdf

Australian-Frst Landfill Design Wins Top Award
Due to the piggyback and unstable subgrade nature of the project, special consideration needed to be adopted during design and construction of the synthetic lining portion of the works.
https://www.publicinfrastructure.com.au/blog/australian-first-landfill-design-wins-top-award-57

New Tender for Landfill Liner – Contract 2018/248T – Landfill Liner Design – Cell 9 SP2 (Newcastle)
https://www.tenderlink.com/newcastle/?&tenderer=2744.279&alltenders&asemin

VIC EPA Updates Interim Position Statement on PFAS
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/~/media/Publications/1669%201.pdf

Rockleigh (formerly Devilbend) Landfill Works Approval Application (DECLASSIFIED)
http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/licences-and-approvals/public-participation/featured-applications/~/media/Files/Our%20work/Licences%20and%20approvals/ Works%20approvals/Rockleigh%20landfill%20Grosvenor%20Lodge/Works-Approval-Exec-Summary.pdf

Grosvenor Lodge Approved Works at Rockleigh Landfill to include:
* increase in airspace over existing landfill cells 4, 5A, 5B-1, 5B-2 and 1A by 149,000 cubic metres
* extension of three new landfill cells (cell 6A, 6B and 6C) north of the existing landfill cells increasing airspace by 456,000 cubic metres
* tie-in of new cells with existing cells 4, 5A, 5B-1, 5B-2 and 1A
* extension of the western sidewall liner adjacent to cell 4 increasing airspace by 45,000 cubic metres
* construction of a second leachate pond
* progressive installation of a final capping layer and vegetated soil cover over the final completed profile of the Rockleigh landfill and landfill extension

Problems and solutions for GCLs used in waste containment facilities: temperature concerns and polymer treatment related to GCLs used in waste containment areas [PDF]
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs41062-017-0095-2.pdf

Geosynthetics Started a New Era in Geotechnical Engineering [PDF]
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs41062-017-0090-7.pdf

Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Flexible Pavements [PDF]
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs41062-017-0102-7.pdf

VideoCast on Geosynthetic Asphalt Reinforcement from Huesker (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE0GbXGWgL8

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