GeoSoft software developed exclusively for Geofoam

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GeoSoft software developed exclusively for Geofoam applications Including: Retaining walls, Embankments & bulkhead, Insulated panels and plates. It analyzes static/seismic/spectrum gravity and cantilever retaining walls. Solves stress distribution, uplift/net stress, excavation depths, settlement/deformation, and slope stability. To learn more about GeoSoft:

Tips on Making Web Sites More Readable

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Tips on making websites more readable Lets assume you have a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer, you can adjust your browser to override font settings and make everything larger. This will make all websites conform to your preferred font sizes. In Internet Explorer, select the 'Internet Options' submenu of the 'View' pull down-menu and click on the 'Accessibility' button. Check the box for 'Ignore font sizes specified on WebPages.' Then fine-tune the font sizes in the 'Fonts' submenu of the 'View' pull-down menu.

More spunbond polyester capacity for Freudenberg

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More spunbond polyester capacity for Freudenberg Nonwovens Group has installed another production line for spunbond polyester at its plant in Durham, North Carolina. The line supplies various uses such as filtration, industrial, and landscaping

TC Mirafi has released the second version of "The World of Innovation" CD-ROM,

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TC Mirafi has released the second version of "The World of Innovation" CD-ROM, which utilizes a web browser format for easier navigation and access to products and application information. It also includes a new software package MiraSPEC® - compiles few data requirements and generates geosynthetic specifications for applications. Contact: John Henderson +1-706-693-2226 (vox),

NAGS tour

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The NAGS tour for GEO2001 in Portland OR (weather permitting) will take in the Arnold Canal sections A-1 through A-8 and the Ochoco Canal sections O-1 through O-4

CD Rom containing ASTM geosynthetics standards

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ASTM has released, for purchase, a CD ROM containing all of ASTM's geosynthetics standards. The cost of the CD will be about US$120.00.

Engineering in Action Video Series

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ASCE presents Engineering in Action Video Series covering critical civil engineering. Videos include: Geosynthetics in Landfills; Soil Erosion & Sediment Control; and Geosynthetics in Transportation Applications. Cost US$139 member and US$169 nonmember each.

The Sardinia Waste Management and Landfill Conference, 2001

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The Sardinia Waste Management and Landfill Conference, 2001 is scheduled for 1-5 October '01. Abstracts of 1 - 2 pages are required by 15 November 00 to: Prof. R. Cossu IMAGE Department, University of Padua, Via Loredan 20 - 35131 Padova (Italy) Themes include; Landfill Design & Construction; Barrier Performance; Landfill Operational Problems; Remediation of Old Landfills. Contact: eurowaste@tin.it or visit

GSE announces expansion

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8/ 4/2000 - GSE announces expansion into nonwoven geotextile manufacturing. Estimated at $17M (USD), this project will extend GSE into new markets as well as provide an in-house source for nonwovens materials. Phase I begins mid-August in Kingstree SC with the construction of a new 156,000 sq. ft. facility, capacity of 16M lbs., completion is expected in the spring of 2001. Phase II involves further expansion creating a second nonwovens manufacturing line. Loren Collins will be the General Manager of the nonwoven textiles division. Contact: Roger J. Klatt (281) 230-6732

Colas Inc. is branching out

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Colas Inc. is branching out into a new market. Bituminous liners, in North America. Managing the New Business Development is Greg Langley. Liners are currently being manufactured in Ireland and imported, however, should things develop well a North American Facility is possible. Contact: Greg Langley +1-687-1717 (vox), +1-316-689-4218 (fax), +1-316-371-0500 (mobile) glangley@colas-inc.com