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New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

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Containment facilities require multiple geosynthetics, which creates a need to design with a strong understanding of the interface between soils and geosynthetics and between different geosynthetics. The new...

ASTM International Geosynthetics Committee Developing Prefabricated Vertical Drain Test

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ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics is currently developing a proposed new standard that covers the test procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of prefabricated vertical drains to enhance the consolidation of soils under specified conditions. The proposed standard, WK13402, Test Method for Large Scale Consolidation Test for Prefabricated Vertical Drains, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D35.03 on Permeability and Filtration. “For geotechnical engineers that are very familiar with sand drains as a means of accelerating consolidation of soft foundation soils, WK13402 will provide a means of evaluating how prefabricated vertical drains perform in relation to a sand drain,” says L. David Suits, a member of the task group developing the standard and executive director, North American Geosynthetics Society. Suits notes that the proposed standard will be most useful to engineers who are designing structures or embankments over soft foundation walls. For further technical information, contact L. David Suits, North American Geosynthetics Society, Albany, N.Y. (phone: 518/869-2917; Nagsdirector@aol.com). Committee D35 will meet June 27-29, 2007, at the June Committee in Norfolk, Va. For membership or meeting information, contact Christine Sierk, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9728; csierk@astm.org). Committee D35 is one of 139 ASTM technical standards-writing committees. Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM standards are accepted and used in R&D, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.
H and R ChemPharm SAP Geomembranes

SAP Geomembranes at Prague Symposium

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When the International Nonwovens Symposium convenes 3-4 June 2015 in Prague, attendees will learn about polymer-enhanced geomembranes. Nnamdi Amatobi, a Product Development Chemist with H&R ChemPharm (UK) will deliver...

Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors Flood Granite Environmental

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Granite Environmental now houses five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors making it a grand total seven certified inspectors! For two days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3.

EXCLUSIVE: Video Interview with Solmax on Acquiring GSE Environmental

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Geosynthetica's Elizabeth Peggs sits down with Solmax Inc. President Jean-Louis Vangeluwe to discuss the company's bold move in acquiring GSE Environmental. The move brings together two of the most...

Texas solar landfill wins award

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Republic Services Inc.'s Tessman Road landfill in San Antonio recently won a gold medal in the environmental category at the 2010 Texas Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards. The site was honored for a solar energy cover that harvests energy while capping a closed portion of the landfill. The project is now eligible for a national award conferred by the American Council of Engineering Companies in April 2010. Learn more here.;
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Assessment of Historical Army Airfield Pavement Condition Data

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This article is a version of a paper included in the peer-reviewed proceedings from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, which was managed by Geosynthetica's publisher Minerva TRI. Here,...

VOCs and Geomembranes

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Two papers at Geo-Frontiers will review the relationship between containment geosynthetics and the transmission of VOCs. The first paper, "Diffusion of Volatile Organic Compounds through an HDPE Geomembrane," will be presented on Tuesday, March 15, by Nathalie Touze-Foltz of Cemagref. The paper will describe the findings of Cemagref research on this topic. The second paper, "Sorption and Diffusion of BTEX through Thin-Film EVOH," discusses the ability of modified film to block VOC diffusion. This is a timely subject as new geomembrane materials incorporating EVOH have recently been developed, the first of this kind is now being manufactured by Raven Industries. The second paper will be presented on Tuesday, March 15, between 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM in the "Geosynthetic Properties and Evaluation" track. It is authored by Rebecca S. McWatters and R. Kerry Rowe of Queen's University. Learn more here.;

Sanchez and Wingfield to Speak at Sustainability Session

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Just prior to the opening of IFAI Expo Americas 2010 (27-29 October 2010, Orlando, Florida) a special business track will be held. A session of note within the business track is "Sustainable Design Green Roofs and Landscapes." It takes place Tuesday, October 26, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the conference site in Orlando. Presenters include Marco Sanchez (Azoteas Verdes), Allan Wingfield (Colbond Inc.), Bruce Dvorak (Texas A&M University), and Nicole Eisenhardt (Tecta America Corp.). Both Sanchez and Wingfield bring considerable experience in geosynthetics to the session. Learn more.

NAGS Offers Geo-Frontiers 2011 CDs at Discount

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A note from David Suits, Executive Director of the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS): "Not able to attend Geo-Frontiers 2011? I have a limited number of the conference proceedings on CD. The CD has more than 400 papers on it...The Conference had over 1900 attendees and 150 exhibitors." The CD costs $100. Interested members of NAGS should contact Dave at Nagsdirector@aol.com. Learn more here.;
Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno

Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno

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Geosynthetica’s Spanish-language publication editor, Natalia Rodado Bernal, had the opportunity to interview engineer Carlos Moreno, who heads up the Geosystems Engineering Department of PAVCO. His group is focused on...
Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Studies at KU, OSU

Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Study

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Oregon State University’s Dr. Ben Leshchinsky, P.E. and the University of Kansas’s Dr. Jin Han, P.E. recently combined their wealth of geosynthetics knowledge in a track ballast research study....
Hueskers Expands Manufacturing in Shelby

HUESKER Expanding Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

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Global geosynthetics manufacturer HUESKER is embarking on a significant expansion in Shelby, North Carolina. The current 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be enlarged to 150,000 sq. ft. for manufacturing,...

CETCO Contracting Helps MSW Landfill Go Solar

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In Madison County, New York, the municipal solid waste landfill is about to power the adjacent the nearby recycling center with energy generated by an exposed geomembrane cap. CETCO Contracting Services spent July installing the thin-film, flexible photovoltaic cells, which are adhered to the exposed membrane. It's part of Carlisle Energy Service's Spectro PowerCap system. Learn more here.;

Employment: O&M Project Manager – Midwest Region (Chicago, Illinois)

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American Environmental Group, Ltd. (AEGL) is adding multiple key positions, including a Geosynthetics Estimator, two Project Managers, and a Construction Manager. Learn more about one of the Operations and Maintenance Project Manager - Midwest Region positions.
Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas

Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas

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In its latest financial results, Concrete Canvas Ltd has revealed another record year of growth for the South Wales-based manufacturer. Its international presence for its primary “concrete on a...
MSE Berm - Strata Systems - Landfill Expansion

MSE Berm for Landfill Vertical Expansion

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By Strata Systems - A high-pressure gas line running through a landfill site near Lewiston, New York presented a challenge to the landfill owner, Modern Landfill of Model City,...

IAGI Update

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers is proud to announce DDT Liners from Queensland, Australia to be the first to achieve the designation of Approved Installation Contractor (AIC) Internationally. Currently, IAGI has awarded the AIC status to seven companies within the United States and Canada. DDT Liners marks the first company to comply with industry standards within the country of Australia to receive the AIC International Australia designation. The Mission of the Approved Installation Contractor program is: To establish criteria for recognizing the geosynthetic installation companies that meet a minimum level of professionalism, experience and business practices. The program’s goal is to promote growth in the geomembrane installation industry and promote better quality workmanship. AIC applicants must meet requirements in the following areas: corporate history and business practices, insurance verification, safety training, and professional competence and experience. Below is a list of information required on the AIC submittal form: Company history and information; Minimum 500,000 square feet installed annually; Ability to be bonded (or for international cases where bonding is not applicable, a letter from the bank president the company currently has a relationship with); General liability insurance; Worker Compensation insurance; Automobile liability; Safety training; Health and safety orientation program; Drug-free work program; Professional competence/experience; 15% of their installation crews are Certified Welding Technicians (CWT) required (CWT is an official IAGI certification program for welders.) All of the above information is reviewed and verified by IAGI’s third party reviewer. Applicants also must submit for verification written references from the following industry professionals: engineers; contractors/owners; and geosynthetic manufacturers. Each of the items submitted are reviewed and verified by the third party. This entire process must be repeated annually. IAGI strives to provide a forum for geosynthetics installers to advance installation and construction techniques, and to strengthen the knowledge, image and communication within the industry. For more information about IAGI, contact Jilien Harvey at +1-651-554-1895, e-mail jilien@honnigford.com or visit www.iagi.org Learn more here.;
An Innovative Application of Technology Award for East Coast Erosion Control

An Innovative Application of Technology Award for East Coast Erosion Control

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Congratulations are due to East Coast Erosion Control, which was honored as one of six companies to receive the iXchange Innovation Award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern...

Sika Explores Options after Surprise Saint-Gobain Takeover Bid

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On December 5, Switzerland-based Sika AG (VTX:SIK), a chemicals specialty company, was surprised by a rival’s takeover bid. France-based Saint-Gobain (EPA:SGO), which has substantial holdings in construction, announced plans...

Freudenberg invests in new Spunlaid production line in Taiwan

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Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive interiors, filters and construction. With the new investment, the Freudenberg Group is confirming its strong commitment to its global spunlaid business and reinforcing its position as market leader on the Asian market.
Wesley Michael, CCR Market, Propex Geosolutions

Propex Adds Wesley Michael for CCR Market

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Propex GeoSolutions is increasing its profile in the coal combustion residuals market. The company announced the addition of Wesley Michael as its CCR Market Segment Manager. Michael is an...

Solmax to Exhibit, Present at Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach

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Solmax, positioned among the top three worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of geomembranes offering both containment and fluid transportation solutions, will be present at the Geosynthetics 2013 trade show held in Long Beach, California 1–4 April 2013. Find Solmax in Booth #423. On April 3, don’t miss the Geosynthetics and Liners Session hosted by Tarik Hadj-Hamou in which Solmax's Technical Director Daniel Tan will present his new research paper, "Lifetime Prediction of Thin HDPE Geomembranes for the Shrimp Aquaculture Industry." Learn more.
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GeoAmericas 2020 Online Agenda Lives Up to the Hype

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The 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics is also the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The organizes have released the GeoAmericas 2020 agenda. It is, as...
GWMS 2014

Sneak Peek: GWMS 2014 Publishes Extended Abstracts

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The biennial Global Waste Management Symposium will be held 22 – 24 June 2014 in Orlando Florida. GWMS 2014, organized by Penton, offers a strong international perspective on waste...
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