Atlantic Lining Company, Inc. appoints Timothy J Rafter as Director of Business Development

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Atlantic Lining Company, Inc., a geomembrane specialist providing material sales and installation services for HDPE, LLDPE, PVC, CSPE, Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Polypropylene liners, has announced the appointment of Timothy Rafter as Director of Business Development. Rafter brings 20+ years of geosynthetics experience. Atlantic Lining Company, Inc. provides technical assistance, turnkey install... »

The Historic Role of Geotextiles in the Dutch Delta Works and the Geosynthetics Field

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TenCate has grown steadily to become one of the world’s largest geosynthetics companies. While the company’s products are well known, its origin in the industry is seldom noted—but it was certainly an extraordinary beginning and underscores the vital role geosynthetics have come to play in improving modern infrastructures. To mark this 60-year anniversary in the development of the Delta Works floo... »

Austin Joins Geofabrics Australasia as Technical Manager

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Geofabrics Australasia Pty. Ltd. (www.geofabrics.com.au), an Australia-focused geosynthetics manufacturer and service provider, has announced the hiring of industry veteran Dr. Richard Austin as the company's new National Technical Manager. With 20+ years of experience in the geosynthetics field, Richard brings considerable expertise and international insight to Geofabrics. Through his previous ke... »

FEBRUARY 27 WEBINAR: Flexible Pavement Design

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Maccaferri will sponsor a February 27 (2:00 pm EST) webinar on "Geosynthetics: An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design." An instructional webinar, this free session will focus on: The AASHTO Method for Unreinforced Roads and Geogrid Reinforced Roads; and, Roadway design support. An overview of roadway construction materials will also be included. Learn more and register. »

REVIEW: 61st Minnesota Geotechnical Engineering Conference

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The University of Minnesota held its 61st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Friday, February 22 at the conference center on the St. Paul campus. Sponsored by the U of M Department of Civil Engineering, the Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS), and the Geo-Institute of ASCE, this annual gathering continues to impress. In a report on his visit to the conference, Geosynthetica Editor Chri... »

Erosion control supports space exploration

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Writing for the December 2012 issue of Rebuilding America's Infrastructure, Jeff Fiske details how NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) selected Triton Marine Mattresses for bridge scour protection. The bascule piers to be protected support drawbridge gears and may also support a guardhouse on top of a key bridge in a KSC-controlled channel. The reinforced mattressed solution was selected for scour pro... »

Creating an Island for Safer Navigation and Habitat Restoration

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When both a navigation channel and a deep water fisheries habitat in the Lower Peoria Lake needed to be secured, project engineers found a solution to satisfy both goals. A 21-acre island was created using Maccaferri's MacTube geocontainers for shaping the island and dredged river soils for establishing the land. The result has been a flourishing vegetation spot, improved navigation depth, and saf... »

Plastics Technology: Resin Prices “Shoot Up”

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In the February 2013 issue of Plastics Technology, senior editor Lilli Manolis Sherman reports that commodity resin prices have shot up for a number of reasons: unplanned disruptions in polymer feedstock production in December, planned cracker outages slated for the first four months of this year, etc. Monomer and resin prices have risen, especially with regards to polypropylene. Polyethylene and ... »

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Going to IECA? Register to Win a $50 Gift Card and Get the Dirt on Geo!

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During Environmental Connection 2013 in San Diego (February 10–13), stop by Booth #535 in the exhibit hall and visit with the Minerva team—publishers of Geosynthetica.net and Geosindex.com. Sign up for Geosynthetica's bi-weekly e-newsletter in the exhibit hall and be registered for a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 Visa Gift Cards that will be given away during the conference. »

TRI Environmental Announces CQA Week Sessions in Austin, Texas

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TRI Environmental recently announced CQA Week training events in Perth, Western Australia (March 18-21). The company has now confirmed that it is also holding a 2Q CQA Week in Austin, Texas, 29 April - 3 May. CQA Week is a semi-annual educational event that offers professional development in liner integrity survey/assessment (LISA), CQC/CQA for geosynthetic installation, CQC/CQA with compacted cla... »

I-CORP Provides Double Liner Expertise for Coal Seam Gas Plants in Australia

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Dr Ian D. Peggs and I-CORP INTERNATIONAL have been contracted by Leighton Contractors in Australia to provide technical support and guidance for the installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) double lining systems in about 14 production water and related ponds at the Condabri and Reedy Creek coal seam gas plants presently being built in Queensland, Australia. The plants are owned by Australi... »

EREF Auction at Waste Expo 2013

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The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will hold charitable auctions, one silent and one energetic and live, during Waste Expo 2013 in New Orleands (May 20 - 23). Silent auction bidding is open May 6 - 17 online and again May 21 - 22 in the exhibition hall. The live auction will be held May 22 following a reception in the early evening. EREF's mission is to fund and direct scient... »

CQA Week Training Heads to Perth, March 18-21

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TRI Environmental and TRI Australasia will hold the next CQA Week Training events 18-21 March 2013 in Perth, Western Australia at the offices of Engineers Australia. Key education focuses on Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations and Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation, Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment Training, and an opportunity to sit for the Geosynthetic Institute's Inspector... »

North American Geosynthetics Society Opens Elections

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The first quarter of the year is a time of renewing professional society memberships, and it is also often a time of elections. Readers are encouraged to renew their North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) memberships now…as well as take part in the NAGS Elections. From now through February 21, members of NAGS—the North American chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)—will be ... »

Bathurst Selected to Deliver Prestigious Giroud Lecture on Geosynthetics

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The International Geosynthetics Society (www.geosyntheticssociety.org) has announced its selection of Prof. Richard J. Bathurst, P.Eng., Ph.D., FEIC, FCAE, to deliver the 2014 Giroud Lecture—one of the Society's highest distinctions. Since its first awarding in 1998, the Giroud Lecture has recognized exceptional achievement and influence in the field of geosynthetics and has been delivered every f... »

ASTM International Achieves Accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

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ASTM International announced today that it has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). With 1,400 members in Canada and 180 ASTM standards referenced in Canadian federal legislation, SCC accreditation further strengthens ASTM's presence in Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, SCC carries out a variety of functions to ensure the effective and coordinated operation of standardizatio... »

Patent Pending LiteEarth™ Capping System Launches at International Conference

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A new, patent pending capping system called LiteEarth™ launched at the international Waterproof Membranes Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. The system features a single-ply composite of synthetic grass fused with EPDM geomembrane to produce a flexible, durable, one of a kind product for a wide range of permanent closures. »

Solmax Joins DFAIT Trade Mission to Nigeria and Ghana

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Solmax, one of the world's largest manufacturers of geomembranes, is currently part of a Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana. The company, along with other Canadian firms across multiple sectors, is traveling with the honorable Minister Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. »

Randy Massingill Joins ProTech Environmental Supply, a Division of L & M Supply

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Randy Massingill is now a member of ProTech Environmental Supply, a division of L & M Supply. Randy was first introduced to the erosion and sediment control industry by C. Joel Sprague of TRI Environmental, where together they built and ran a large-scale erosion and control materials and systems testing and research facility. There, he accrued a hands on knowledge of the installation and performan... »

Technical Note on Pore Size Distribution in Geotextiles

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During the ASTM D35 meetings in Jacksonville, Florida this week, a special workshop will be held on the current use of AOS in geotextile characterization tests, the availability of a more accurate pore size distribution test via an existing standard, and new equipment that may begin a process of change. Tencate published a technical note on these issues, in fact, in August 2011. Download a copy he... »

Last Chance! Abstracts Deadline for GeoMontreal Extended to February 1

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As reported two weeks ago, organizers for GéoMontréal 2013 have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to February 1. All interested participants in this event are strongly encouraged to submit their abstracts immediately. The conference will be held at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 29 September – 3 October 2013. Organized by the Canadian Geotechnical... »

IECA Offers Product Practicum Sessions at Environmental Connection 2013

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Join IECA in San Diego 10–13 February 2013 for Environmental Connection 2013. The International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) annual Environmental Connection conference and exhibition is the premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Environmental Connection combines intense, full and half-day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions a... »

American Excelsior Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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American Excelsior Company is entering its 125th year of business success, which is a milestone for any company. Unique to the company's longevity is that it is still making one of the same products it did 125 years ago: "excelsior." In the company's release, a bit of the history of development is included, including the various markets in which it has work. Most readers of Geosynthetica know the ... »