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IECA 2018 Exhibit Hall

Early Registration Deadline for IECA 2018 – January 15

The International Erosion Control Association 2018 Conference and Exhibition (IECA 2018) is will take place 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. This annual event is one...

Lining, Sinkhole Repair in King of Prussia

Construction to fix voids underneath 500 feet of Route 422 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near the wonderfully named town of King of Prussia, are about to begin. The $2.7 million project involves aspects such as filling sinkhole voides that have been detected and installing a geosynthetic liner to stop water from penetrating the surface of the grass median and further secure the roadway's integrity. Learn more here.;
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: John Imm and Dave Chenowith

VIDEO INTERVIEWS with John Imm and Dave Chenowith

During Environmental Connection 2016, Geosynthetica's Elizabeth Peggs caught up with John Imm of APEX and Dave Chenowith of Western States Reclamation. Imm was at the International Erosion Control Association...
Maccaferri Lines New Landfill Near Porto

Lining a New Landfill near Porto

With a combined population of 440,000, the communities of Santa Maria da Feira and Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, produce 175,000 tons of solid waste annually. Waste management is...
Waterproof Membranes 2017 - Waterproof Membranes Conference

Waterproof Membranes 2017 Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Waterproof Membranes 2017 will be held November 14 - 16 in Cologne, Germany. The event is the 11th annual installment from AMI. The program will soon be released, with...
Pavco Geosoft 3.0

Pavco Announces Geosoft® Version 3.0

Colombia 2013 - We present Geosoft® Version 3.0, software inspired by American civil engineering, as the only software available in Spanish ideal to design geosynthetics solutions for civil works....
HUESKER HaTelit Paving Interlayer

Asphalt Interlayer Association Elects HUESKER’s Samueloff New President

By Ray Myers - The Asphalt Interlayer Association has just completed its annual officers election. Michael Samueloff of HUESKER was elected president of the AIA board. Dennis Rogers and...

Raven Industries Announces Class A Vapor Barrier with Post-Consumer Recycled Content

Raven Industries Engineered Films Division has announced the addition of VaporBlock® G™, an innovative under-concrete-slab vapor barrier produced with a layer of post-consumer recycled content. VaporBlock G is the first vapor barrier on the market to exceed ASTM E1745-11, Class "A", and qualify under the LEED Building Design and Construction 2009 Edition, Materials and Resources, Credit 4 (Recycled Content) for 1 LEED point. VaporBlock G is co-extruded using state-of-the-art premium resins in the outer layers and 10% post-consumer recycled content in the core layer. The official product launch takes place 14–16 November 2012, in conjunction with the GREENBUILD® conference in San Francisco, CA.
American Excelsior at 125 years

VIDEO INTERVIEW: American Excelsior at 125

This year marks a number of hallmark anniversaries in the geosynthetics and erosion control field, with industry organizations like the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) celebrating 30 years and various...
General Recommendations for the Use of Geomembranes in Barrier Systems

Translated: General Recommendations for Geomembranes in Barrier Systems

The International Geosynthetics Society’s French Chapter (CFG - Le Comité Français des Géosynthétiques) has published an English-language version of its key document Fascicle 10, “General recommendations for the use...

GCLs Save a Fish Ladder and a Historic Structure in Germany

The Swabian Gate Weir was constructed in 1873 on the Dreisam River in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany. The historic installation was listed for monument protection, but its decaying state began to...

ASTM Update: Handling Geomembrane Rolls

ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has issued work item WK29737, Guide for Identification, Storage, and Handling of Geomembrane Rolls. Learn more here.;
Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment - Concrete Canvas

Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2020, one of the unique things we found was that not only were older articles performing strongly from both site and Google searches, they were, in...
Tall Reinforced Earth® Walls with Geostrip Reinforcements

Tall Reinforced Earth® Walls with Geostrip Reinforcements

With respective heights of 27 meters and 34 meters, the Strikici and Sveta Trojica projects in Croatia consist of tall Reinforced Earth® walls featuring geostrip reinforcements combined with TerraTee...
Western ProLine Geosynthetic Fabrication Profile

Western ProLine Sets a Course for Geosynthetic Fabrication Success

When Brawler Industries closed its four locations in the United States, its assets were bought up by various geosynthetics entities. The one location we hadn’t heard about was what...
Geothermal energy photo from Iceland

VIDEO: Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications

International Geosynthetics Society - North America (IGS-NA) president Dr. John McCartney delivered an hour-long lecture on "Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications." The talk was streamed live on YouTube...

Cooley Group names new CEO Daniel R. Dwight appointed as president and chief executive...

Cooley Group, the global leader in the design and manufacturer of specialty materials for the commercial and military markets, announced today the appointment of Daniel R. Dwight as President and Chief Executive Officer. The 85-year old company's flexible materials are used in everything from outdoor advertising, water, fuel and chemical containment, to military fabrics and commercial roofing.

Sharan Wilson Named Executive Director of IECA

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced its new Executive Director: Sharan Wilson. She succeeds Russ Adsit, who led the association for eight years. Wilson comes to...
HUESKER Geosynthetics - Embankments on Soft Soils

Embankments on Soft Soils Webinar – September 22

Lilma Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., will lead a September 22 webinar on Embankments on Soft Soils. This free event—pre-registration required—is sponsored by HUESKER. Date: September 22 Time: 2:00 pm (EDT) Cost: Free PRE-REGISTER...
TVA image of Kingston coal ash spill, which Robert Bachus will speak about

Bachus on Dam Failures, Coal Ash, and Mine Tailings

When the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gathers for its January 2020 meeting, Geosyntec’s Dr. Robert Bachus, P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will be the...

Waterfront Development Going Forward in Vermont

A plan to develop waterfront property in the village along the Connecticut River will move ahead after the Bellows Falls Historical Society recently was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The money, which was part of the almost $3 million Vermont received in the latest round of EPA Brownfields grants, will allow the historical society to create a trail system and public park along the river. The first phase of the project will include capping the contaminated soil, installing a geotextile layer, and developing a paved riverfront trail. Learn more here.;
MoDNR to Host September CQA Week Courses

CQA Week Adds Half-Day Leak Location Primer

Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Week returns to Austin, Texas 6 – 9 December 2016. This time around, the multi-day geosynthetics professional development includes a half-day primer on electrical leak...
Business Profile: Titan Environmental Containment Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

Titan Environmental USA Opens Houston Office

After a string of product development and research updates, Titan Environmental has announced a new Texas-based office for its US division. Titan Environmental USA has established an office in...

World Champions Work with Leister Devices

There are many connections between the geomembrane and roofing membrane industries. A number of manufacturers make both materials; each industry informs the other on critical applications such as green roofing and exposed membrane performance; and both utilize similar panel welding equipment. Leister, a maker of welding equipment, reports that a Swiss team recently won the gold medal in an international competition for flat roof construction techniques. The world champions used Leister gear. Learn more.

GSI Announces Two Short Courses with Certification Opportunities in Geosynthetics

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced two June short courses, each of which will offer eight (8) professional development hours (PDHs) as certified by the Geosynthetic Certification Institute (GCI) and an exam that leads to Certified Inspector status: Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls, Berms and Slopes - Inspectors Course (June 6); and Construction QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment - Inspectors Course (June 7). Both courses will be held in Folsom, Pennsylvania at GSI. Learn more.