October 2018 Vol. 2

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IGS Releases New Edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’ (Free Download for GNA Readers)
https://tinyurl.com/IGSGuide

NEW BOOK ‘Geomembranes’ by J. P. Giroud (2019)
Finally, the long-awaited book by the man who coined the term “geomembrane” and is regarded as the foremost international expert on the subject. J.P. Giroud draws on over forty years of experience with geomembranes both in the field and as a design engineer, as well as his connections through the International Geosynthetics Society.
https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Geomembranes.html?id=nEVIAQAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Letter of Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct and Negligence Against AMEC Engineer of Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) (Declassified)
https://www.egbc.ca/getmedia/b1662d98-5fb8-498c-a2bf-1dee74a36abd/2018-09-13-Stephen-Rice-NOI-signed.pdf.aspx

Three Engineers to Face Disciplinary Hearing for Collapse of Tailings Dam in Canada (Breaking News)
https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/09/26/three-engineers-to-face-disciplinary-hearings-in-mount-polley-disaster.html

GSE File Patent Application for Welding Leak Detectable Geomembrane Liners (Declassified)
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/42/58/d4/b5c60ace198d8b/US20180264747A1.pdf

Multilinear Drainage Geocomposites to Filter Tailing Slurries (Special GNA Feature)
by Eric Blond, Pascal Saunier and Patricia I. Dolez
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/10/01/multilinear-drainage-geocomposites-to-filter-oil-sands-tailing-slurries/

Automation of Large-scale Geotextile and Geomembrane Fabrication (Special GNA Feature)
by Andrew Mills and Naeem Yassim
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/10/01/deploying-a-geosynthetic-mattress-ballast-layer-at-an-ore-processing-site-2/

Geosynthetics Opportunities and Solutions in Shale Gas Extraction
by Robert M. and George R. Koerner
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/10/01/geosynthetics-opportunities-and-solutions-in-shale-gas-extraction/

GNA Now the Most Read Source of Geosynthetics Industry Breaking News Worldwide
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

Geosynthetics and Coal Combustion Residuals
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/10/01/geosynthetics-and-coal-combustion-residuals/

Contractors install TenCate “Wicking” Geosynthetic for Trans-Alaska Pipeline Highway
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2018/10/01/panorama-2/

Using HDPE Geocells to Build Fast and Easy to Deploy Mine Site Access Roads
https://mailchi.mp/prestogeo/your-fast-to-install-all-weather-road-solution-1168741

Case Studies – Hervey Range and Stuart Landfill Capping with Bentofix® X10F Coated GCL
http://globalsynthetics.com.au/case-study/hervey-range-stuart-landfill-capping-bentofix-x10f-coated-gcl/

Reinforcement of Ballasted Railway Tracks Using 3D-Geocomposite
http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/51991/

Time-Dependent Unsaturated Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2017-0646#.W7Ka5RMzYQ9

Energy Method as Solution for Deformation of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Embankment 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0307904X18304670

Managing Ageing Dams: A Challenge for Owners and Professionals (October 13-18th 2018)
https://www.cda.ca/EN/Professional_Development/Conference_Home_2018.aspx


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