November 2021 Vol. 4

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Breaking News – World’s Second-Largest Metals and Mining Corporation Chooses Tiltex™ GCCM

GCCM Case Study – SolidMat® Canal Lining in the Danube-Black Sea Region

Proposed ASTM Geosynthetics Standard Will Aid in Road and Pavement Design

Spotlight On Sustainable Initiatives in Geosynthetics

Game Changer – PPG Patents Fibreglass-Based Geosynthetic Material

Researchers Create Sensor-Enable Geosynthetics

State-of-the-Art Wedge Welding of Geomembranes with 12 Pressure Rollers

Geobrugg Patents Anti-Erosion Geotextile for Slopes [PDF]

Hooligan’s Peter Mostert Cuts Poetic Brand Film for Solmax

TenCate Geotube® Protecting the Almacen River in Philippines


Assessment of Geomembrane Asperities Geometry Influence on MSW Landfill Critical Interface Side-Slope Stability Using Probabilistic Analysis [PDF]

Performance of Geomembranes Exposed to Extreme Weather Conditions on High-Elevation Dams on the Alps [PDF]

Geotechnical and Wind Performance of Engineered Turf Landfill Cover [PDF]

Evaluation of Serviceability of Canal Lining Based on Simple Correlation Function Method–Cloud Model: A Case Study [PDF]


Application of Incomat® Concrete-Filled Shells in the Construction and Repair of the Fastening of Slopes of Navigable Rivers and Channels on Inland Waterways [PDF]


Colorado Department of Transportation GCCM Tender for Culvert Lining

Explore Uses of ITL Reinforced Concrete Roll® GCCM

Breaking News – World’s Second-Largest Metals and Mining Corporation Chooses Tiltex™ GCCM

GCCM Case Study – SolidMat® Canal Lining in the Danube-Black Sea Region


A Review of Some Significant Trends in Geotextiles [PDF]


Monk Earthworks Used Elcoseal™ GCL for Lining Stunning Pond in Queenstown in New Zealand

Heavy Metal Containment by Vertical Cut-off Walls (VCW) Backfilled with Novel Slag-Bentonite-Sand: Membrane and Diffusion Behaviour
A comparative assessment of reported chemico-osmotic efficiency coefficient, effective diffusion coefficient, and retardation factor values for various soil-bentonite backfills and geosynthetic clay liners with those for MSBS backfill was performed.


Webinar – ‘Geosynthetics in Gas Harvesting and Renewable Energy’ by Graham Fairhead (25 November 2021)

Webinar – ‘Designing with Coated GCLs’ (9th December 2021)


Investigation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Polypropylene (PP) Fibre-Reinforced Red Clay


HDPE Geomembrane Welders Needed for QLD Project

Jaylon Seeking Geomembrane Technicians for Western Australia


ACIGS – Geosynthetic Photo Competition – Public Voting has now opened until 15th November – Vote now

ACIGS – Save the date for the 1st Australia and New Zealand Conference on Geosynthetics GEOANZ #1 June 7-9 2022 Brisbane QLD

ACIGS – Renew or sign up for 2022 memberships today


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