IGS Specification Paper – Example Documents

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Multiple Geosynthetic Institute GRI Specifications, Guides and Practices Link to GRI specification guides
Multiple Amercian Society for Testing Methods Committee D35 on Geosynthetics Link to ASTM D-35 summary page
Multiple International Standards Organization ISO/TC 221 Link to ISO TC221 summary page
Multiple USA EPA US EPA waste regulations: Protection of Environment Link to US EPA waste regulations page
Multiple South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs South Africa waste regulations: South African Waste Information Centre Link to South Africa waste regulations page
Multiple EPA Victoria (Australia)  Australia (Victoria) waste regulations: Best Practice Environmental Management Link to Victoria (Australia) waste regulations page BEPM
Multiple People’s Republic of China Ministry of Construction “Technical code for municipal solid waste sanitary landfill (CJJ17-2004):   Link to China waste regulations page
Multiple FHWA (2008) NHI Course no 132013, Geosynthetic Design & Construction Guidelines  Reference Manual Publication No FHWA NHI-07-092 Link to FHWA NHI Course 132013


Type Specification Title Link
Geotextile EN 13249 Geotextiles and geotextile-related products – Characteristics required for use in the construction of roads and other trafficked areas (excluding railways and asphalt inclusion) Link to EN13249
Geotextile ISO 11058:2010 (en)  Geotextiles and geotextile-related products — Determination of water permeability characteristics normal to the plane, without load Link to ISO 11058
Geotextile EN 13265  Geotextiles and geotextile-related products. Characteristics required for use in liquid waste containment projects Link to EN 13265
Geotextile IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Drainage and Filtration Link to IGS pamphlet (Drainage and Filtration)
Geotextile AASHTO M 288 Standard Specification For Geotextile Specification For Highway Applications link to ASSHTO M-288
Geotextile New South Wales QA SPECIFICATION R63 Geotextiles (Separation and Filtration) Link to NSW geotextile specification
Geotextile JTJ-239 (2005)  Technical Code for Application of Geosynthetics for Port and Waterway Engineering Link to JTJ-239
Geotextile WA-DOT (editor Robert Holtz) Performance of Geotextile Separators Link to WADOT report
Geotextile Zornberg and Thompson FHWA/TX-10/0-5812-1 – Application Guide and Specifications for Geotextiles in Roadway Applications Link to FHWA TX-10/0 5812-1 
Geotextile CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics (Editor Foubert)  European and International Geotextile Standards Link to CEN/TC geotextiles specifications


Geogrid FHWA / Holtz, et.al. FHWA Publication No. FHWA-NHI-07-092 “Geosynthetic Design and Construction Guidelines” (Holtz, et al., 2008) Link to FHWA – NHI 07-092
Geogrid FHWA Publication No. FHWA-NHI-10-024  NHI Courses No. 132042 and 132043, Design and Construction of
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
and Reinforced Soil Slopes – Volume I and II
Link to FHWA – NHI 10-024
Geogrid IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Walls  Link to IGS pamphlet (Walls)
Geogrid US FAA Publication FAA Engineering Brief (1994) No 49 Geogrid Reinforced Base Course. US Department of Transportation FHWA  Link to FHWA 1994-49


Barriers IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Landfills Link to IGS pamphlet (Barriers)
Barriers IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Wastewater Treatment Link to IGS pamphlet (Wastewater)
Barriers Geosynthetic Institute GRI Test Method GM13- Standard Specification for Test Methods, Test Properties and Testing Frequency for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Smooth and Textured Geomembranes Link to GRI-GM-13
Barriers People’s Republic of China Ministry of Construction “Technical code for liner system of municipal solid waste landfill (CJJ113-2007):  Link to China code CJJ113-2007
Barrier  Le Comité Français des Géosynthétiques (French Committee of Geosynthetics) General recommendations for geomembrane waterproofing Link to IGS France Guidance document


Drainage USA – National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide Link to US NIBS Guidance
Drainage IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Drainage and Filtration Link to IGS pamphlet (Drainage and Filtration)
Drainage Kansas (USA) Department of Health and Environment Geosynthetic Drainage Systems Link to US (Kansas) EPA QA-QC for Waste Containment Facilities

Erosion Control

Erosion Control IGS – Pamphlet Geosynthetics in Erosion Control Link to IGS pamphlet (Erosion Control)
Erosion Control FHWA document FP-14  Standard Specifications for the Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects Link to FHWA FP-14 document
Erosion Control Erosion Control Technology Council – Toolbox Specification Toolbox Link to ECTC specifications guides
Erosion Control International Erosion Control Association Resource Library (membership required) Link to IECA specification guides


Books Robert Koerner Designing With Geosynthetics (Two volumes) Link to Amazon – Designing With Geosynthetics
Books T. S. Ingold Geotextiles and Geomembranes Handbook Link to Amazon – Geotextiles and Geomembranes
Books Sanjay Kumar Shukla An Introduction to Geosynthetic Engineering  Link to Amazon – Introduction to Geosynthetic Engineering
Books R. Kerry Rowe Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook Link to Amazon – Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Books J.R. Booker and Richard Brachman Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities Link to Amazon – Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities
Books Adam Bezuijen (Editor),‎ E.W. Vastenburg (Editor) Geosystems: Design Rules and Applications 1st Edition Link to Amazon – Geosystems
Books John Scheir A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes: A Practical Approach  Link to Amazon – A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes
Books Glen W Toepfer  The Complete Field Guide to Ensuring Quality Geosynthetics Installations: Volume 1: Fundamentals & Geomembrane Link to Amazon – The Complete Field Guide
Books Werner W. Müller HDPE Geomembranes in Geotechnics Link to Amazon – HDPE Geomembranes in Geotechnics