Visitors and Visits
GSI is delighted to show its facilities to
members and nonmembers interested in, and involved with, all aspects of
geosynthetics. We are about 4 miles (6
km) from the
That said, Bob Koerner, George Koerner and Grace Hsuan, make regular visits to members, visit universities, and attend many conferences and meetings. So as to gain a glimpse as to these outreach activities we present our major activities in addition to the regular course of events.
1st Bob Koerner presented a seminar in
2nd John Guglielmetti of DuPont aided
George and Bob with Pillow Testing of various sludges. July 13th Bob Koerner gave a
course to PaDER on pond liner design for brackhish liquids.
July 15th Pillow testing continued at GSI with John Guglielmetti of DuPont.
July 16th John Henderson of TC Geosynthetics visited us at
GSI. July 20th Joe Cavanaugh
of Tensar Intl. visited us at GSI. July
22nd Bob Koerner gave two lectures to the Corps of Engineers Infrastructure
12th Wayne Hsieh of NPUST and GSI-Taiwan visited us at GSI. August 20th CETCO and CETCO
Contracting paid us a visit at GSI.
August 25th Bob inspected a 100 ft high reinforced slope in
2nd we had visits from Archie Filshill and Tim Rafter (CETCO
Contracting and CETCO Inc.). On
September 7-8-9, Bob presented at Tensar/Netlon’s
Jubilee Conference in
October 1st we had a visit by Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting. October 6th Bob attended an IRS Workshop for 501(c)(3) organizations like GSI. October 22nd Bob Sabanas of NTH visited discussing retaining walls. On October 23rd Kent von Maubeuge of NAUE visited us discussing geogrids, GCLs and geomembranes.
Central PA-ASCE Conference on Nov. 3-4 was very impressive (400 participants)
and Bob gave a sand drain/wick drain presentation. Helmut Zanzinger of SKZ in
started off the month with a visit from Willie Lieu and Doug Brown of Tensar on
December 1st and then went to a splendid dinner hosted by Archie
Filshill of CETCO Contracting on December 5th. Our in-house landfill design and QA/QC
courses were on December 7 and 8, 2010 followed by the certification
exams. Tim Rafter of CETCO and Archie
Filshill visited us on December 10th. Bob went to visit Carlisle Geosynthetics on
December 16th and was very impressed by their efforts in developing
solar energy. The month ended with a
year started with a Retaining Wall Course on January 6th, a visit by
Mike Monteleone and Michael Ayres on Agru’s “Closure Turk” on January 13th, and a lecture
to ASCE – Hydraulics Group on January 14th. Bob lectured to the Lehigh Valley Section of
Bob lectured at Grace’s geosynthetics class on March 1st and then Bob gave his first ASCE Webinar on the 2nd. Twenty-five companies signed up (~ 200 people) and the reviews were good. (The next one will be in November). Bob lectured to PaDNR on the 18th regarding geosynthetics spanning over Karst sinkholes. George and Bob gave three in-house courses on March 22, 23 and 31 which were all fully booked and were received nicely. We had a visit from BASF (formerly Ciba-Geigy) on March 16, 2010.
major retaining wall failure working group at GSI was well attended by twenty
GSI members. Robert Armstrong of Kuraray
and his colleagues visited us on the 6th and Archie Filshill of
CETCO Contracting on the 9th.
Bob presented ten-lectures to the Corps of Engineers in
diGullio of In-Line Plastics
visited up on May 4th, followed by PRS Mediterranean on the
following day. TenCate demonstrated its
deformation monitoring systems on May 11th. Bob (along with wife Paula) drove about 1000
miles to a conference in upstate
The month opened on the 3rd with a leadoff presentation for a GSE seminar in Houston. ADS visited us on the 8th and Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting on the 10th. On the 17th a leadoff presentation for CETCO was given in their Centerville, Georgia plant. Doug Brown of Tensar visited us on the 22nd, followed by Archie Filshill on the 23rd and then Tim Rafter of CETCO on the 25th.
We gave a PaDEP presentation on the 2nd. Bob opened up another GSE seminar, this time in Walnut Creek, California, on the 22nd. We visited with Tony Eith of Waste Management at the GROWS landfill on the 29th.
Geo did several audits in the Carolinas on the 10th to 12th and then went to Ecuador for a Tensar seminar on the 23rd to 25th. John Guglielmetti of DuPont visited us on the 26th followed by a possible new member, a potential fabricator, on the 27th. Bob lectured in-house to AECOM on MSE wall failures on the 31st.
Prof. Wayne Hsieh (GSI-Taiwan) visited us on September 3rd to discuss the upcoming GSI-Asia Conference. Tim Rafter of CETCO and Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting visited us on September 13th. Bob lectured on wall failures to NTH in Detroit on the 17th followed by the same presentation to Mannik & Smith on the 20th. George and Bob went to WMI’s GROWS landfill on the 23rd. September 29th Bob lectured to PA-DER in Harrisburg on Marcellus Shale operations involving geosynthetics on behalf of GSE. Bob and George presented geosynthetics to Delco PSPE at a GSI open house on the 30th.
Bob attended the NAE Conference in Washington, DC on October 2nd. George and Bob drove to central Pennsylvania to visit a shale gas extraction operation on the 7th. The horizontal drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale is simple awesome. Kristo Gonzalez of Carlisle visited us on the 8th. Wayne Kundenhah of Turner Constructed visited us on the 12th. A WMI commenced (Greg Cekander/Tony Eith) review of a Geosyntec/Golder MSE Berm manual was held at GSI on the 26th.
Guntar Niedermoscer of AGRU visited us on the 4th. George and Bob visited WMI on the 8th. Jim Olsta of CETCO and Jeff Fisher of Tensar visited us on the 10th. Bob and Paula drove to Albany, NY and back (~ 700 miles) on the 11th to present a conference paper for the ASCE. Tim Rafter of CETCO and Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting visited us on the 12th. Bob presented his second ASCE Webinar (on hydraulic applications) on the 22nd. It looks like many more to come.
Bob and George presented three in-house day long courses; Wall failures and remediation on the 3rd, Solid waste facility design on the 8th, QA/QC in geosynthetics on the 9th
(these three will be repeated in February, 2011). Rennie DeLorentus and John Henry of ACF, along with Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting visited us on the 9th. Joe Mullen of Drexel visited on the 21st.
Frank Hallowell of Fiberweb visited us on January 4th to discuss his DefenseCell product. Chris Quirk and his U.S. NAUE colleagues visited us on January 26th and Betsy Kulamer of ASCE visited us on January 31st.
Wayne Hsieh updated us on GSI-Taiwan on February 4th followed by a landfill visit on February 10th and 11th. An ASCE webinar was given on February 14th and the GSI in-house courses on the 16th and 17th.
Tony Eith of Waste Management visited us on March 3rd and then Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting on the 4th. An ASCE webinar was given on the 7th. Archie gave us a follow-up visit on the 9th. February 14-17, 2011 saw George and Bob go to Dallas for the GeoFrontiers Conference which included GRI-24, GSI Annual Meeting, our BoD Meeting and three GSI Focus Group Meetings. We (unfortunately) had an IRS visit on the 24th and ended the busy month with a presentation on “GT Filter Failures” at the ASCE/PennDOT Conference in Hershey on the 31st.
Robert Armstrong of Kuraray visited us on the 4th. Bob conducted a slope inspection and meeting in Pittsburgh on the 6th and 7th. Jay McKelvey of Earth Reinforcement visited us on the 11th while George went to the ESD Conference in Lansing, MI on the 11th and 12th. IRS paid us another visit on the 18th. We had a “doubleheader” on the 29th with John Guglielmetti of DuPont and Archie Filshill of CETCO Contracting. John Wilkes of CARPI visited us on the 22nd and Bob Sabanas of NTH likewise on the 27th.
May 1 to 4 saw us at the annual N.Y. Federation Conference at Lake George where we organized and gave two presentations. Dov Leshchinsky of the University of Delaware visited us on the 6th. We had a GSI-BoD teleconference call on the 9th. Archie Filshill visited us on the 13th. Kevin Wier and Randy Kuhlman of Milliken & Co. visited on the 18th.
Mike Ayres of ClosureTurf Inc. visited us on the 1st. An ASCE webinar was given on the 7th and we held a QA/QC course at GSI on the 8th. Bob went to Pittsburgh on the 12th-13th and George went to Anaheim, CA for ASTM on the 15th to 18th. George went to Propex on the 20th-21st and the GROWS landfill on the 23rd. He does this on a monthly basis. Robert Armstrong of Kuraray visited on the 30th.
Joe Salas of the IRS visited again on the 1st with Archie Filshill coming on the 7th. Dave Daniel of University of Texas at Dallas visited on the 7th and 8th. Bob lectured to AECOM on the 12th and Tim Rafter of CETCO came on the 14th. Archie Filshill visited on the 20th and George presented a QA/QC course to URS in Akron, Ohio on the 28th-29th.
Bob lectured for NAGS with Dave Suits on the 11th and 12th. Randy Kohlman of Milliken visited us on the 18th. George presented to Propex on the 23rd and Archie Filshill visited us on the 26th. Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan visited on the 30th and Tim Rafter of CETCO on the 31st.
Don Diguilio and Clark West of AGRU visited on the 13th. TRI Environmental audited us on the 14th and we presented the first MSE Wall, Berm and Slope Inspection course at GSI on the 15th. Tensar (Doug Brown and Willie Liew) visited us on the 16th. An ASCE webinar was given on the 19th and another one on the 21st. George went to GROWS on the 22nd. Bob lectured to the Dam Safety Conference in Washington, DC on the 28th.
Massimo Carlos and Pietro Rimoldi of Maccaferri visited us on the 5th. Bob lectured in Pittsburgh for GSE on the 12th-13th. Bob and Paula went to the NAE Conference in Washington, DC on the 16th-18th. Tony Eith of WMI visited on the 19th. Craig Calabria visited us on the 21st.
Bob spoke at a GSE Seminar in Charlotte on the 3rd and Alberto Scuero of CARPI visited us on the 4th. Bob spoke to Pa-DER in Harrisburg on the 8th. Bob spoke at Northwestern on the 28th and George and Bob hosted a short course on MSE wall failures at GSI on the 30th.
We had our first wall certification course at GSI on the 1st and Randy Kohlman of Milliken visited us on the 2nd. George and Bob had GSI courses on the 6th and 7th. Bob gave an ASCE webinar on the 16th and we cruised into the holidays after a successful 2011 year thereafter.
Bob did an ASCE Webinar on January 10th and an in-house presentation to AECOM on the 13th. Bob and George presented Shale Gas Opportunities to DVGI on the 17th where over a hundred attended (their best ever!). We met with Maccaferri (Massimo and Pietro) on the 22nd. Another webinar was on the 25th and we had dinner with Andrew Aho and Todd Lindemann on the 25th. Wayne Hsieh of GRI-Taiwan and Doug Brown of Tensar were here on the 27th and Boyd Ramsey of GSE was here on the 30th.
George attended ASTM D-35 on February 1-3 with many meetings including one on TRM’s. Bob presented landfill failures to Golder on the 7th and a ASCE webinar on the 8th. Archie Filshill visited with us on the 10th. Bob spoke at the Dam Safety Conference of US-COLD on filter failures in Emmitsburg, MD on the 22nd.
Joe Fay and Ralph Maier of BASF met with us on the 8th. We had GSI courses on the 13th and 14th and Archie Filshill visited us on the 15th. A GSI-BoD conference call was on the 16th. Another GSI course was given on the 21st.
Boyd Ramsey of GSE and Chris Athanassopoulos of CETCO visited (separately) on the 2nd. Tim Rafter and Bob spent two days in Washington, DC with a very successful CETCO Seminar. Art Mohr and Ron Sturgeon of Carlisle visited on the 13th and Mengjia Li of GSE on the 26th.
Bob presented at the VA-Geo Conference in Williamsburg on the 1st followed by two days of courses to the VA-DEQ in Richmond on the 2nd and 3rd. Bob spoke to Dov Leshchinsky of U-Delaware class on the 7th and George had a high school student here on the 11th. Joe Hughes (the new dean of engineering at Drexel) visited on the 14th and Geo and I went to hear Dov and Ben Leshchinsky at DVGI on the 15th. Bob and Paula attended and presented at the Sagamore conference on the 21st, then to GeoComp in Acton, MA on the 22nd, then to WPI on the 23rd. Doug Brown and Willie Lieu of Tensar visited on the 30th.
Bob lectured at Northwestern University on June 4th; topic was MSE Wall Failures. Bob and George presented GSI courses on the 6th and 7th. Pascal Saunier of Afitex-Texcel and a colleague visited us on the 8th followed by Massimo Ciarla and Francesco Galante of Maccaferri on the 9th. Bob presented to URS (John Volk and colleagues) on June 11th and Archie Filshill (InterGeo) and Tim Rafter (CETCO) visited us on the 15th. Bob gave an ASCE webinar on the 18th and then presented to Golder (Mark Case and colleagues) on Waterproofing Hydraulic Structures on the 20th. Bob did another ASCE webinar on the 25th. George was at ASTM in San Diego from the 26th to the 29th. It was a very busy month.
John Guglielmetti of DuPont visited us on the 6th. Bob did an ASCE webinar on the 16th. Weilin Huang of Rutgers visited us on the 23rd followed on the 24th by Doug Brown of Tensar. Bob lectured to U.S. EPA Region 3 on landfill covers on the 25th and Time Rafter of CETCO visited us on the 26th. Robert Armstrong of Kuraray visited on the 27th with Weilin Huang of Rutgers coming on the 30th to discuss geotextile tubes.
Wayne Hsieh of NPUST (GSI-Taiwan) visited on the 6th followed by Michael Ayers and Don Diguillio of ClosureTurf on the 9th. A Drexel University contingent visited on the 24th followed by Chris Athanassopoulos and Tim Rafter of CETCO on the 27th.
Archie Filshill spoke on the 6th with George speaking to Solmax in Montreal on the 10th. Bob Sabanas of NTH was here on the 13th with Doug Brown and Carlton Dudding of Tensar on the 14th. John Lostumbo of TenCate was here on the 19th and Don DiGuillio of ClosureTurf on the 21st. Bob visited a beautiful example of a double lined reservoir in Chester County with Walt Grube of EPA-Region 3 on the 25th and Geo was in Mexico City lecturing on the 27-28th.
Archie Filshill of InterGeo was here on the 5th and Bob Crawford (former student) of Anderson Construction on the 12th. Bob did a seminar for GSE in Virginia on the 18th while George was in Malaysia on an audit. Bob lectured to Delaware Solid Waste on the 23rd. Bob gave two lectures to the ASCE Hershey Geotech Conference on the 25th: they were Wall Failures and Karl Terzaghi.
Bob did an ASCE Webinar on the 8th with a Drexel lecture on the 14th. Pat Carpenter visited us on the 16th. Randy Ober of Carlisle was here on the 19th followed by Chris Athanassopoulos of CETCO on the 20th. Bob and George gave GSI courses on the 28-29th.
Bob did an ASCE webinar on the 4th. Tim Rafter visited us on the 13th. Another ASCE webinar was presented on the 20th. We hosted Archie Filshill of InterGeo in the morning and then John Guglielmetti of DuPont in the afternoon of the 21st.
Bob did an ASCE webinar on the 17th and then another for ISSMFE on the 22nd. Propex visited us also on the 17th with Archie Filshill of InterGeo on the 31st.
Bob did a Tensar webinar on the 1st… it was his first international effort and it worked well. George lectured at Staten Island on the 15th. Archie Filshill, Phil McGoldrick and Sakru Ackay of InterGeo visited on the 19th. Bob did another ASCE webinar on the 21st.
Bob did a webinar for Raven Industries on the 5th and then one for ASCE on the 11th. George and Bob did GSI courses on the 13-14th and 20-21st. Bob did another Raven webinar on the 26th.
Bob, George and Grace were heavily involved in Long Beach, California for Geosynthetics ’13; e.g., GRI-25 Conference (it was great!), Annual and BoD Meetings, three paper presentations, etc., etc. TenCate visited us on the 10th and URS did so on the 15th. Dov Leshchinsky of Univ. Delaware was here to discuss the MSE wall situation on the 19th. Bob did an ASCE webinar on the 22nd.
Bob (and Paula) were once again at Sagamore for the NYSFSW&R conference where he presented on the 6th. It was followed by NYDOT meeting on the 7th and Worcester Poly in Massachusetts on the 8th. Dr. Desai of BTRA (GSI-India) visited on the 14th and a separate Indian professor on the 17th. Fibertex visited us on the 28th.
Bob did an ASCE webinar on the 4th and Mike Ayers of ClosureTurf was here the same day. PA-DOT with Bob Crawford was here (once again looking us over!) on the 6th. Bob lectured at Golder/InterGeo (now Northeast Contracting) new offices’ in Bristol on the 18th… they are in a renovated historic building along the historic Delaware Canel and it’s simply beautiful. Bob did a webinar for Jones and Wagener of South Africa on the 24th; it was the second international effort.
GSI’s second webinar was on July 19th and was successful. Bob was interviewed for an oral history archive at Drexel University. Ed Zimmel was here at GSI testing with George on the 18th. Joe Martin of Drexel was here on the 22nd followed by John Henderson of TenCate on the following day. Bob did another webinar for ASCE on the 25th.
We had a visit from Fabiano Gardini on the 2nd and one from Archie Filshill on the 5th. Joe Hughes, Drexel’s new dean of engineering, was with us on the 7th. Back-to-back webinars were on the 13th and 14th for ASCE and GSI respectively. Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan was here on the 29th.
On the 10th Bob spoke at a PA-DER conference and chided them for not upgrading their landfill regulations for 25-years! John Guglielmetti of DuPont visited us on the 12th and we had Japanese visitors on the 17th. Bob presented a noon lecture on veneer stability to AECOM on the 23rd and Sam Allen of TRI visited us on the 30th. In addition we did five webinars this month.
Archie Filshill of Golder/InterGeo visited on the 4th. Bob and Paula were at the NAE Conference in Washington, DC on the 6th to 8th and were in Las Vegas on the 22nd to 27th. Tony Eith of CEC opened their new office with a very nice party attended by 50 people including Sam Allen and Jackie of TRI. Chris Athanassopoulos and Scott of CETCO visited on the 30th. In addition we did four webinars.
Fred Chuck and Beth Windall of TenCate visited on the 1st and then on the 5th it was Fred Kalhawy of Cornell. John Guglielmetti needed testing and came on the 8th. Bob spoke to the women of teh Cosmos Club on shale gas plays on the 12th; wow did they have questions! Edgard Chow of Kuraray visited on the 14th followed by Archie Filshill of Golder on the 18th. Three webinars were prevented this month.
Steve Poirier of GeoSyntec visited on the 3rd followed by Ryan Berg and Vern Schaeffer of FHWA visited on the 17th. Six GSI standards were the main focus of the month, all of which are controversal. We gave four webinars during the month.
Joe Syrnick of the City of Philadelphia visited on the 15th and Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan on the 22nd. Bob lectured at Drexel on the 30th. We gave four webinars during the month.
Webinars were very active for us on behalf of GSI, ASCE, NY-DEC and NTH. In addition we made a set of 12-oral recordings on webinar topics for Minerva, Inc. and they are available on demand. On the 18th I was interviwed by Lafayette students for a GeoLegend series to appear in GeoStrata in the September issue. Craig Phelps of American Wick Drain visisted us on the 25th.
Webinars were given on behalf of GSI, ASCE and PacTec. George and I gave in-house courses at GRI on the 13th and 14th. Archie Filschill of Golder visited us on the 20th, then Steve Socash of PA-DER on the 24th and then Moreno Scotto of Maccafferi on the 28th.
Webinars were given on behalf of GEI, GSI, VA-DEQ, and ASCE. Jeff PanKonie of Firestone visited on the 4th, CETCO on the 14th and Nick Reck of Tensar on the 21st. Bob spoke at Villanova on the 14th and Lafayette on the 16th.
Webinars were given on behalf of GSE, ASCE and Golder. For Golder, South Africa Bob gave six webinars constituting the entire one-day course on QA/QC of Waste Containment Systems. It’s the first time a complete was given on-line… great success. Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan visited on the 18th and Joe Hughes of Drexel on the 28th.
Webinars were given on behalf of GSI and ASCE. Tim Rafter visited on the 4th. Joe Hughes and Spencer Masloff visited on the 8th. Drew Turner of Propex visited on the 11th and John Guglielmetti of DuPont on the 18th.
Webinars were for GSI, ASCE and Golder. Dr. Haugh of URS visited on the 7th, Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan on the 18th and Joe Hughes of Drexel on the 28th.
A review of AASHTO-geotextile filter research needs was on August 7th, followed by a Dean of Engineering fellowship meeting on the 8th. Chuck Fleishman of Lite Earth Company visited on the 13th. Jim Olsta and Matt Geary of CETCO visited on the 28th and Archie Filschill of Golder visited on the 29th.
Bob lectured in Harrisburg at the PennaDER Conference on landfill covers on the 3rd. Doug Brown of Tensar and Keith Gardner of Crown visited on the 4th. Bob lectured to Drexel BOT on the 8th and Michael Dorsch of CMI visited on the 11th. Spencer Masloff of Drexel stopped by on the 16th as did Chris Bosy of Weaver Boos.
Archie Filschill of Golder visited on the 15th as did Craig Calabria on the 17th. Doug Gaffney of Tensar stopped by on the 20th and George set up new experiments for DuPont per America Wick Drain personnel on the 27th. Also, fine webinars presented during the month.
Bob lectured to DVGI on “In-Situ Stabilization Using Geosynthetics on November 18th and Archie Filschill of Golder came by GSI on the 19th and again on the 21st.
TRI-Porometry Day was December 2nd at GSI hosted by Sam Allen and Rick Lacey of TRI. Doug Gaffney of Tensar and Rusty Payne of Maccaferri came to explore new standards for geosynthetic filter mattresses on the 3rd. DuPont came to work with George on their dewatering project on the 5th. Archie Filschill visited on the 12th. Again, five webinars were delivered during the month. In all above 40-weibnars were given during the very successful year in this regard.
Specification and test method development on behalf of Tensar was discussion on January 6th. A webinar on exposed geosynthetic lifetimes was given on January 14th followed by a visit by Mark Wayne and Doug Brown of Tensar. Another webinar on geotextile filter failures was on the 16th following a visit by Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan and NPUST. A webinar on coal combustion residuals was given to Tensar on the 20th.
A live presentation was given to Golder in New Jersey on February 4th. Bob Sabanas visited us on the 5th. A webinar on hydraulic applications was given on behalf of CARPI on the 9th. A GSI webinar on landfill failures was on the 11th. A visit by John Via to explore a distance learning course at Drexel was on the 13th. George nicely represented GSI at the Portland Geosynthetic Conference on the 16th to 18th with papers, annual meeting and BoD meeting. Bob gave a 3-day on-line course to Waste Management on QA/QC of liner system on the 17th to 19th. An ASCE Webinar on roads was given on the 25th and Archie Filshill visited us on the 27th.
An ASCE webinar on MSE walls was given on the 16th followed by a GSI webinar on wet landfills on the 18th. Archie Filshill visited on the 20th. Our on-line course on QA/QC was given over the three days of the 24th-26th. Tim Rafter of Atlanta Linings visited on the 31st.
The Koerner Fellows held a symposium at Drexel on April 1st. Back-to-back webinars for ASCE and GSI (GT Tubes and Landfill Expansions) were given on the 7th and 8th. On the 9th Bob presented a talk on Karl Terzaghi to the ASCE in Philadelphia.
Bob was interviewed on the status of GS’s in Hydraulic Applications on May 6th. Bob lectured to Villanova students on the 7th. ASCE and GSI webinars (Basal Reinforcement and Landfill Covers) were given on the 11th and 13th. The on-line QA/QC course was given on the 19th to 21st. Waste Management visited GSI on the 22nd. A group visit to GSI by Texinov of France was on the 28th.
Paul Market of Carlisle visited on June 5th. Andrea Welker of Villanova visited on the 8th. A webinar for Golder on Landfill Expansions was given on the 11th. The MSE wall course was given on-line on the 16th to 18th. Mike Donovan of Amcol visited on the 23rd followed by Archie Filshill on the 24th.
A GSI webinar on Slope Stability was given on July 8th followed by a visit by John and Patti Bowders of UM-Columbia on the 9th. The popular QA/QC course was given on-line on the 28th to 30th, followed by an ASCE webinar on Filter Failures on the 31st.
Wayne Hsieh of GSI-Taiwan and NPUST visited on August 4th. A GSI webinar on the 12th (MSE Wall Failures) was given on the 12th. This was listened to by Dr. Hsien and his students in Taiwan at midnight! InterWrap (Clive Mills and Enrico Savodno) visited us on the 13th and Aigen Zhao of GSE visited on the 21st. An ASCE webinar on Geosynthetics in Roads was given on the 25th… it had 34 portals open with an untold number of participants.
Gave 5 webinars this month! Bob Sabanas visited on September 11th followed by Archie Filshill and Stephan of of Solmax on the 16th. Ron Smith of DVGI was here on the 17th.
Paula and I attended the annual NAE Conference in Washington, DC on October 4-6. Brawler visited GSI on the 9th. Ron and Janie Bygness of Geosynthetics magazine visited on the 20th as part of their Philadelphia vacation. Spencer Masloff of Drexel was here the same day. Gave four webinars this month.
Archie Filshill and Intermas were here on November 1st. Spoke at the annual ASCE/PaDOT Conference in Hershey on the 5th. Visited a failing MSE wall on the 12th and Tim Rafter of Atlantic Lining visited on the 13th. Archie Filshill was here on the 17th. Clarke Lundell of Republic visited on the 20th followed by Clive Mills and Martin Vido of Interwrap on the 24th. Chris Sales of HB Co. ended the month on the 30th with a visit.
Jim Olsta, GCL Consultant, visisted on December 4th. Mike Ayers and Paul O’Malley of Watersaver were here on the 7th. We did a full course on QA/QC on December 15 to 17 and Archie Filshill paid a visit on the 18th. Approximately 50 webinars were given throughout 2015!
Chris Timpson of TenCate visited us on January 7th and then Way Hsieh of NPUST/GSI-Taiwan on the 14th. We did a short course on MSE Walls on the 26, 27 and 28th.
Tim Rafter of Atlantic Lining and Steve Eckert of GSI visited on February 9th. Michelle Yurko of Drexel was here on the 12th and Marco Isola of Maccaferri on the 19th. Dr. Agu Steiner was here on the 23rd discussing Aero Aggregates.
Our on-line course on QA/QC was given March 1, 2, and 3 with Archie Filshill visiting on the 4th. Rich Weggel of Drexel visited on the 7th with Jean-Louis Briaud of Texas A & M on the 15th. Soctt Nava of Concrete Cloth was here on the 18th and Bob lectured to Villanova student on the 31st.
We went to GeoAmericas in Miami on April 8-13 which was a major event. Archie Filshill was here on the 22nd and Tim Rafter on the 19th.