November 2020 Vol. 3

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New Multi-Panel Accumulator Welder for Flexible Geomembranes

Carpi Exposed Geomembrane System Restores Watertightness to Paradela Dam
The waterproofing liner is a 3mm thick geomembrane formulated with a special compound of polyvinylchloride, plasticised with high molecular weight branched plasticisers, and heat-bonded during fabrication to a 500g/m2 non-woven needle punched polypropylene geotextile. The liner is anchored with a mechanical tensioning system, and sealed at the peripheries with a watertight mechanical seal. A drainage system divided into three separate compartments allows for monitoring of the performance of the geomembrane.

PVC Geomembrane to Waterproof Balancing Reservoir in Anantapur District

Composite Geomembrane Lining in Pressure Tunnels and Shafts: Design Practice and New Possibilities

Layfield USA Replace the Floating Cover and Liner for the Gales Addition Reservoir East of Port Angeles


Free 116 Page eBook on Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Projects – with 55 Case Studies – TenCate Geosynthetics​

Geogrids and Sustainability in the Construction Industry

Five Things You Need to Know About Pavement Design with Geogrids

Field Behaviour of a Geogrid Reinforced MSW Slope in a High-Food-Waste-Content MSW Landfill: A Case Study


Behaviour of Offshore Dike Using Non-Uniform Geotextile Mats on Clay-Overlaying-Sand Soil Deposits

Geotextile Tubes in Ponte Vedra Get Mixed Reviews (Video)

Laying of Geotextile Tubes Along of 1.35 km of Indian Coastline

Geotextile Tubes Performance Report from Bluff Erosion Workshop

Huesker Winner of GeoAmericas CORPORATE CASE STUDY
Application of Geosynthetics Solutions in the Construction of ‘El Salitre’ Artificial Beach – Chile by Fernando Ruiz & Markus Wilke of Huesker Synthetic GmbH​

25m3 Geotextile Bags and Geotextile Tubes Used to Protect a 42” Pipeline against Scouring, 30m Deep on the Sea Bed – Colombia by Nicolas Ruiz of TenCate Geosynthetics Americas​


Proceedings Available from The XXX Italian National Conference on Geosynthetics which was held on 15 October 2020

New Geomembrane Welding Division for KHG Contracting in Western Australia focussed on Mining, Oil & Gas, Renewables and Infrastructure Sectors

ACIGS Photo Competition Results

ACIGS to partner with IPENG to Present Engineering Technical Talk (18th November 2020)


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