Tensar International (Booth 400) has announced the completion of its 100th Wind Farm Project. Read more about the interaction between geosynthetics and this vital renewable energy sector.
On 21 March 2011, I-CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc. marks 20 years of international geosynthetic materials performance consulting work that has taken the company to more than 35 countries. Ian Peggs recalls 20 moments from those 20 years in geosynthetics. Dr. Peggs will take part in the panel discussion on HDPE welding and installation during Geo-Frontiers 2011.
The latest webcast from Land and Water magazine's Erosion and Sediment Control Network is available. This week's stories and educational opportunities include Biohabitats acquisition of Natural Systems International, hands-on training being offered in North Carolina, StormKlear biopolymer systems, a $2.6 million fine to New York City for creek discharges, and IECA webinars for convenient education. Watch the webcast online today. Learn more here.;
BOSTD Geosynthetics is truly active internationally, with E'Grid products being distributed and utilized in construction in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, and the Middle East. Learn all the details on the E'Grids English-language website (www.newgrids.com). Learn more here.;
The latest episode of Land and Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week, the broadcast takes a look at the outstanding performance of Fiberweb's geocellular technology during US Army Corp of Engineers testing, the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) SOIL Fund, Engineers Without Borders, and a stormwater fine. Watch it online. Learn more here.;
Demtech Services, Inc. (www.demtech.com) is hitting the road with "Demtech On The Move," an innovative solution that delivers customer service right to your door step. To do this, Demtech welcomes Wayne Leger to its field services team. Wayne will be traveling throughout the United States with his fully-equipped trailer to bring the following services to you: Equipment Demonstrations; Hands-On Training; IAGI Proctoring; and On-Site Repairs.
Though the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Environmental Connection 2011 (EC11) conference and trade show does not open until February 20, now is the perfect time to start thinking about presentations and papers you might want to participate in during 2012's event. Start forming your idea, bring it to the conference, let it grow a bit, and submit your abstract to IECA by 27 May 2011 to make EC12 just as strong as EC11. Submittals are encouraged for full and half day classes as well as one hour presentations. Learn more. Learn more here.;
The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is delighted to announce a worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be multiple awards made, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a total amount of $20,000 per student. It is important to note that students must have completed their candidacy examinations leading to a doctorial degree in engineering or science to be eligible. The proposals must be submitted in the following four page format (with no exceptions). Learn more.
The latest episode from Land and Water Magazine's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's stories include the Manitoba government's investment in bio-based products (such as for erosion control), certified shoreline contractors, a SWPPP tip from Jennifer Hildebrand, and news from FINN. Watch it online today. Learn more here.;
The Supervisory Board intends to nominate Mr B. Cornelese for appointment as member of the Executive Board and CFO. Further information will be provided in the notes to the agenda for the next shareholders' meeting. Mr Cornelese (46) is currently employed as Vice President & CFO EMEA of Biomet Inc. Prior to this he was CFO Northern Europe of Pepsico International.
The National Engineers Week Foundation has announced that the 2011 edition of Engineers Week will be recognized February 20-26. This year, Lynn G. Bellenger of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will serve as chair, while William H. Swanson of Raytheon Company will serve as co-chair. Learn more. Learn more here.;
The latest broadcast from Land and Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's stories include a Nobel laureate's praise for Eco Pond Rescue, New Jersey's environmental legislation, acquisitions from Kleinfelder, EC11's golf tournament, and an expert tip of the week on "Perimeter Control" from Jennifer Hildebrand. Watch it online. Learn more here.;
In a ceremony on 1 Dec. in Washington, DC, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented IFAI President and CEO Stephen Warner with a recognition award for receiving the Market Development Cooperator Program Grant for its IFAI Expo Asia 2011 trade show development. The MDCP award is bestowed by the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the US Dept. of Commerce, and includes a $250,000 grant plus technical assistance from ITA to support well-defined business plans aimed at increasing exports and U.S. competitiveness within certain industries. Learn more here.;
CETCO®, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMCOL® International Corporation, has announced the addition of Dennis G. Grubb, Ph.D., P.E. to the newly created dual Directorship of Environmental Technology and Sustainable Geotechnics. In this role, Dr. Grubb will expand CETCO's capabilities to assist clients with leveraging opportunities related to the beneficial reuse of industrial byproduct and recycled materials. Surprisingly, several of these opportunities pertain to environmental remediation itself, and these activities will be offered in conjunction with other company and construction services.
The UAE and the Gulf region are set to become one of the world's largest sources of petrochemicals and plastics products as the oil-producing countries invest heavily in downstream petrochemicals. According to latest statistics, the polyethylene production capacities in the GCC will increase from 10.7 million tonnes in 2009 to 21.5 million tonnes by the year 2015. The production of polypropylene will also increase from 4.8 million tonnes in 2009 to 9.5 million tonnes by 2015, an increase of 98 per cent. Learn more here.;
The latest episode from the Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's stories include the return of the HydRodeo to the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) EC11 event, Conwed's latest biodegradable netting advance, the Minnesota Erosion Control Association's (MECA) annual event, and an expert Tip of the Week from John Chapman on "Annual Training and Annual Conferences." Watch it online today. Learn more here.;
The latest episode from the Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's stories include the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Northern Plains Chapter event "Is Your Budget Washing Away?", a spotlight on the forthcoming EC11's excellent accommodations, MECA's awards nominations notice, an expert Tip of the Week from Alex Zimmerman on "Protecting Channels," and more. Watch it online today. Learn more here.;
Deltares (based in the Netherlands) has developed this course for employees of national and regional agencies responsible for dike maintenance and dike safety. The course focuses on four items: the state-of-the-art view on failure mechanisms; emphasis is on understanding the mechanisms rather than their mathematical descriptions; new developments in the field of inspection techniques for daily maintenance and for high water conditions; the know-how and experiences in application of reliability tools for different areas in Europe; different cases including a thorough analysis of the occurred events will be studied (New Orleans, Czech Republic). The next session will be 24 May 2011. The course offers up to 19 PDHs. Learn more here.;
The Asian Textile Conference 2011 (ATC-11) organizing committee cordially invite you to submit short abstracts (300 words) for oral and poster presentation through the online abstract submission system through 31 March 2011. The main theme of ATC-11 is "Knowledge Convergence in Textiles for Human and Nature." Relevant general and specific topics include Fiber and Polymer Materials; Textile Testing, Evaluation and Performance; Smart Interactive Textiles and Nanotechnology; and Nonwoven and Technical Textiles. Learn more here.;
The latest episode of Land and Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This weeks stories include the early registration deadline of IECA's Environmental Connection event (EC11) is nearly upon us, the EPA orders CalTrans to comply with the Clean Water Act, Profile Product's international business manager named Iberoamerican Chapter VP for IECA, and Land and Water presentes its 19th annual buyer's guide. Also, a tip of the week on installing temporary curbs is available. Watch it today. Learn more here.;
Increasing costs for raw materials and energy and demand for sustainable climate protective waste treatment and recycling techniques have placed technologies like bio-methanation and material recovery facilities (MRF) in the spotlight. The biennial Waste-to-Resources Symposium (24-26 May 2011, Hanover, Germany) combines a conference, commercial exhibition and site visits to address this growing energy and waste management sector. The 2009 edition included participants from 41 countries. Abstracts for 2011's presentations will be accepted through 4 December 2010. The event will feature simultaneous translation (English-French-Spanish-German) and is being held under the patronage of Dr. Norbert Roettgen, Germany's Minister of the Environment. Learn more here.;
The latest episode of Land and Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's stories include Virginia Lake Management's new name, a new sensor that allows scour assessment on site, the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Mountain States Chapter's annual conference. Watch it online. Learn more here.;
HescoNews.com has released a video of American workers who help make the HESCO Bastion products protecting warfighters overseas. The video features employees of Propex in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a HESCO Bastion partner, Propex makes the geotextile lining for HESCO Bastion Concertainer® units. Read more.
This week's episode of Land and Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. The top stories include IECA's Environmental Connection 2011 (EC11) offering some Spanish-language sessions, the Americast and KriStar alliance, the IECA's Great Rivers Chapter's 16th annual conference, and an Expert Tip of the Week from Alex Zimmerman on "Inspecting Discharge Points." Watch it online today. Learn more here.;