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)

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.

Letter of Allegations of Unprofessional Conduct and Negligence Against AMEC Engineer of Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) (Declassified)

Three Engineers to Face Disciplinary Hearing for Collapse of Tailings Dam in Canada (Breaking News)

GSE File Patent Application for Welding Leak Detectable Geomembrane Liners (Declassified)

Multilinear Drainage Geocomposites to Filter Tailing Slurries (Special GNA Feature)
by Eric Blond, Pascal Saunier and Patricia I. Dolez

Automation of Large-scale Geotextile and Geomembrane Fabrication (Special GNA Feature)
by Andrew Mills and Naeem Yassim

Geosynthetics Opportunities and Solutions in Shale Gas Extraction
by Robert M. and George R. Koerner

GNA Now the Most Read Source of Geosynthetics Industry Breaking News Worldwide

Geosynthetics and Coal Combustion Residuals

Contractors install TenCate “Wicking” Geosynthetic for Trans-Alaska Pipeline Highway

Using HDPE Geocells to Build Fast and Easy to Deploy Mine Site Access Roads

Case Studies – Hervey Range and Stuart Landfill Capping with Bentofix® X10F Coated GCL

Reinforcement of Ballasted Railway Tracks Using 3D-Geocomposite

Time-Dependent Unsaturated Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners

Energy Method as Solution for Deformation of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Embankment 

Managing Ageing Dams: A Challenge for Owners and Professionals (October 13-18th 2018)

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