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EDITORIAL

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Distinctive uses

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his issue of Geosynthetics takes a look at bridges, drainage/coal combustion residuals and highways/geosynthetic wall systems. It's a diverse
issue showing the breadth of geosynthetics applications.
Patricia Guerra-Escobar's "Reinforced embankments for the causeway
for a North Wales bridge project" examines the use of geogrids in the
replacement of a 160-year-old bridge in the U.K. "CCR landfill final cover
test pad-Part 2" by Nina J. Balsamo, John Massey-Norton, John R. Klamut,
Terry Queen, Charles F. Straley and Mark R. Lehner is the final installment
in a two-part series about a drainage/coal ash landfill test pad in West
Virginia. Stanley M. Miller and Drew Loizeaux's "A geosynthetic wrap-face
vegetated wall system" dives deep into an innovative geosynthetic vegetated
wall system along a highway embankment in the Pacific Northwest.
The October/November 2020 issue has an unusual Calendar that is a
sign of the times with several online conferences, including IFAI Virtual
Expo 2020 and the 2021 TRB Annual Meeting-A Virtual Event. The
"GMA news" column includes a Chair's corner by Bryan Gee and GMA
happenings by Fred C. Chuck. The issue's "GSI news" column by George R.
Koerner delves into "Testing wind-resistant geosynthetics." And the "Final
inspection" column highlights a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall
with polyester geogrids covered with PVC and with a finishing changed from
tablets manufactured on-site to shotcrete simulating such tablets.
Production on the Geosynthetics Specifier's Guide is now beginning.
Please note that you can sign up for product listings until November 9. The
online form opened September 14 at www.ifai.com/buyers-guide.
Effective geosynthetics' applications are widely varied, and this issue of
Geosynthetics reflects the materials' distinctive uses.

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
Melody A. Adams | Waste Management, USA
Sam R. Allen | TRI/Environmental, USA
Richard J. Bathurst | Royal Military College, Canada
Malek Bouazza | Monash University, Australia
Daniele A. Cazzuffi | CESI S.p.A., Italy
Archie Filshill | INOVA, USA
Ronald K. Frobel | R.K. Frobel & Associates, USA
Stephan M. Gale | Gale-Tec Engineering Inc., USA
John M. Gardner | Smith Gardner Inc., USA
Han-Yong Jeon | INHA University, Korea
Robert E. Mackey | S2L Inc., USA
Kent von Maubeuge | NAUE GmbH, Germany
Dhani Narejo | Narejo Inc., USA
Jim Olsta | HUESKER Inc., USA
Ian D. Peggs | I-Corp International, USA
Robert Phaneuf | N.Y. State DEC, USA
Marco A. Sánchez | ML Ingeniería, Mexico
Mark E. Smith | RRD International Corp., USA
L. David Suits | LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services, USA
Richard Thiel | Thiel Engineering, USA
Gary L. Willibey | ESP/SKAPS Industries, USA
Aigen Zhao | AGZ International LLC, USA
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its areas of expertise. Individual advisors do not review
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the viewpoints of Geosynthetics, the Editorial Advisory
Committee, the editors or the association.

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