September 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * After-Texel * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * FGI * GSI * GCCM * Layfield * Microplastics * Solmax * Tensar * Queens Uni

Solmax New “F3″ Foldable and Factory Fabricatable Geomembranes
https://www.solmax.com/uploads/tech-paper-document-en-files/f3-series-brochure.pdf

GCLS

Effect of Specimen Preparation on the Swell Index of Bentonite-Polymer GCLs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300753

Shear Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) Interfacing with Manufactured Sand
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-51350-4_32

GEOGRIDS

Evaluation of Layer Coefficient Ratios for Geogrid-Reinforced Bases of Flexible Pavements
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2020.1812424?journalCode=trmp20

Geogrid Reinforcement Optimal Location Under Different Tire Contact Stress Assumptions
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42947-020-0145-6

Effectiveness of Geogrids in Roadway Construction by Large-Scale Laboratory Tests 
https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9266&context=etd

UPCOMING LECTURES

Effect of Contact Variability on Interface Transmissivity and Implications for Mine Waste Covers and Ponds  (16 September 2020)
By Farah Barakat, Queen’s University
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id-2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Innovative Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Geotextile Geocells  (16 September 2020)
By Stephan Fourmont (Afitex-Texel)
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Multi-axial Geogrid Stabilized Working Platform for Crane Operation  (16 September 2020)
By Dr. Lois Schwarz (Tensar International Corp)
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id-2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Improved QA/QC of Double-lined Ponds for Processed Water Containment Using Conductive Multi-linear Drainage Geocomposites (22 September 2020)
https://acigs.cmail20.com/t/i-l-xukktjl-jduiujiikj-j/

JOBS

Fabtech seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welding Technicians
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50527553?type=standard

ENVIRONMENT

Conversion and Removal Strategies for Microplastics in Wastewater Treatment Plants and Landfills
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894720328436

UPCOMING WEBINARS

CONCRETE CANVAS® 101—EXPLORING THE 5W’S (September 15, 2020)
https://webinar.titanenviro.com/concrete-canvas-101

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar  (September 16, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/12/geomembranes-in-hydraulic-applications/

Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (September 17, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4893243864489565451

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining  (September 23, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetic-applications-used-in-heap-leach-mining/

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard™, GeoFlex™, and VaporFlex™ Premium by Rohit Sati  (September 23, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dp64dQWfR2KKALrX34j1Ag

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (October 7, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_woFUeoChSfO4rOpB1Lk-kg

GSI to Host Webinar on Landfill Covers (October 7, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/02/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-landfill-covers/

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (October 23, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

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