Time to hit the geosynthetics books

As the new academic year begins, many students are hitting the books and so should we. During the past year, several books of note about geosynthetics were published.

International Lining Technology looks into which ones are worth adding to your personal library.

Geotextiles: From Design to Applications

If you are looking for a comprehensive book about geotextiles, their uses and manufacturing process, this is the book for you. More than 600-pages of everything that you will need to know about geosynthetics. It is a hefty investment at $350, but if you are looking for a foundation book, this is it. It is written by Robert Koerner, founder of Geosynthetic Research Institute and Geosynthetic Institute.

Geosynthetics Installation

The Complete Field Guide to Ensuring Quality Geosynthetics Installations: Volume 1: Fundamentals & Geomembrane by industry expert Glen W. Toepfer addresses the cornerstone of International Lining Technology. With more than 25 years in installation and waste containment quality assurances and control, the book provides a glimpse at how Toepfer does business and give tips for novices and veterans alike.

EPA Scholar’s editions

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has published two books about geosynthetics that it considers of cultural importance and should be part of the knowledge base. These Scholar’s Choice Editions include Geosynthetic Clay Liners Used in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Geosynthetic Design Guidance for Hazardous Waste Landfill Cells and Surface Impoundments.

Happy readings.

International Lining Technology is one of the nation’s leading geosynthetics and geomembrane contractors, and we offer pond, pit, pad and canal lining services.

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