Geohazard Monitoring and Instrumentation Webinar, Part II

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) will be present Part II of its Geohazard Monitoring and Instrumention Webinar, featuring Steve Borron, on 16 May 2017 at 2:00 pm (EDT). The hour-long session will focus on “Landslide Examples Showing How Near Real-time TinSAR Data and Movement Trend Analysis Can Decrease Risk.”  Steve Borron is Principle Geologist at Global Slope Monito... »

AGHP Webinar: Geologic Hazards Monitoring

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The next webinar from the Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) will be presented on December 6 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EST).  Topic: Geologic Hazards Guiding Risk Management Decisions and Monitoring Options. Steve Borron, Principle Geologist at Global Slope Monitoring LLC, will lead the session. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE 1 PDH credit will be awarded to participants at the completio... »

Online Course Opportunity: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes

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ON-LINE COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes November 28 – 30, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time Zone) Each Day Instructors Bob Koerner and George Koerner Course Registration Fee GSI Members – $750.00 Non Members – $1000.00 Payment can be made on our website http://www.ge... »

Flood-Damaged Highway Gets Panel Drains

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By Geofabrics Australasia – After the Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley experienced devastating floods, one of the many road rebuilding projects involved a section of the Warrego Highway between Withcott and Helidon. Withcott is a small village at the western end of the fertile Lockey Valley and at the foot of the Great Dividing Range, just a few minutes frorm Toowoomba and theDarling Downs. ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Preview: Speakers, Attending Companies

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Waterproof Membranes 2014 wi... »

Report from the Berlin 2 Workshop on Exposed, HDPE Geomembranes

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By Chris Kelsey – On September 26, immediately following the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), a high-level, one-day workshop on HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing. The event brought together field luminaries who represented not only the international practice but multiple perspect... »

IECA Extends Nomination Period for Environmental Awards

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will honor winners of its Awards of Environmental Excellence during a special program at Environmental Connection 2015, which will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Honorees may be nominated by a colleague or be self-nominated, and winners of these environmental awards are selected by the IECA Awards Committee a... »

Concrete Canvas Seeks Technical Sales (UK) and MENA Business Development Manager

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Concrete Canvas is a rapidly growing, UK-based manufacturing company with an award-winning geotechnical material: Concrete Canvas GCCM. Since 2007 the company has achieved an average year-on-year growth of more than 100%. The company is currently at a very exciting stage in its evolution, growing very rapidly, generating substantial resources and investing heavily. The core technology is still at ... »

Employment: Concrete Canvas Seeks Technical Sales Reps (UK)

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Concrete Canvas is a rapidly growing, UK-based manufacturing company with an award-winning geotechnical material: Concrete Canvas GCCM. Since 2007 the company has achieved an average year-on-year growth of more than 100%. The company is currently seeking two technical sales representatives (external) to serve its markets in: Scotland UK South Description – Technical Sales (UK) The candidates will ... »

Press Release: Strata Systems Adds Midwest Regional Sales Manager

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CUMMING, Georgia – 14 October 2014 – Soil reinforcement product manufacturer and distributor, Strata Systems, Inc., has recently selected Scott Czewski, P.E. as its new Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Czewski joins Strata as part of an initiative to develop new business opportunities in the Midwest, and in Strata’s growing base reinforcement and road infrastructure business, and to manage all of S... »

New MSE Wall Software for Geocell and Geogrid Designs

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Mechanically stabilized earth constructions, such as MSE walls, have enabled economical, safe, more vertical constructions. Often, these designs have yielded shorter construction windows, offered vegetated faces, and reduced the amount of land that must be disturbed in construction. These benefits have made MSE walls dependable sources of project savings and sustainability credits. PRESTO GEOSYSTE... »

Press Release: PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS® Offers MSE Retaining Wall Software

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APPLETON, Wisconsin – PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, introduces their new GEOWEB® MSE design freeware for GEOWEB geocell wall applications. The software creates vegetated and non-vegetated MSE designs based on the GEOWEB® system for reinforced slopes, and for gravity and geogrid-reinforced walls. The easy to use software is based on ... »

Solar Landfills Returning with Geosynthetic Barriers

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The geosynthetics field had a brief foray into system-based, solar energy-generating landfill covers (2009 – 2012), but the waste management market was not fully ready for such a change. Still, the economic advantages of exposed and alternative capping systems (vs. traditional, thick, soil-covered caps) and the long-term performance indicators meant that it would probably not be too long before so... »

New Brochure from ACE Geosynthetics

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October 2014 – ACE Geosynthetics has published a new brochure focusing on its main products – geogrid (ACEGrid®), geotextile (ACETex®), and geotextile tube (ACETube®). The design concept of the brochure is to make it as easy to read as possible. This brochure is to help readers to get a better picture of ACE Geosynthetics and to provide an overview of ACEGrid® (geogrid), ACETex® (geotextile)... »

ISM Solar Solutions and WatershedGeo™ Partner to Repurpose Landfills with Solar Innovation

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ATLANTA, 9 October 2014 — ISM Solar Solutions, part of the ISM Group of Companies, providers of utility-scale solar site development services announced today that they have partnered with Atlanta based WatershedGeo™, who offer permanent closures for landfills and brownfields using their patented products, including ClosureTurf™. Together, ISM Solar Solutions and WatershedGeo™ will design, de... »

Environmental Connection Scholarship

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IECA has partnered with various sponsors to help provide financial assistance for industry professionals to attend Environmental Connection 2015. Recipients of these scholarships will be given a complimentary full-conference pass. Learn more: http://www.ieca.org/Conference/annual/scholarship.asp Environmental Connection is IECA’s premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control an... »

November Short Course on Heap Leach Design

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A comprehensive heap leach design short course has been announced as part of the opportunities at Heap Leach Solutions 2014. Led by an international team (Renzo Ayala, Jonathan Bray, Denys Parra, and Mark Smith), the course will be broken into 11 sections, giving attendees deep-level technical understanding across the range of issues that govern heap leach design, effectiveness, and cost control. ... »

Menges Roller Enables 10m Wide Rolls in Nonwovens Market

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Menges Roller, a leader in manufacturing and maintaining precision industrial rollers for the nonwovens and geosynthetic industries, has extended its size capacity and technical capabilities with the purchase of a large new machine. The new machine gives Menges Roller the ability to manufacture rollers as long as 10 meters. Menges Roller Company purchased this large machine in response to companie... »

HUESKER inc. Adds Design Engineer for US Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Lilma “Lilly” Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., to its US-based staff. Schimmel’s hiring represents a new, expansion-drive change for the company, as engineering has been predominantly performed out of the international corporate headquarters in Germany. “HUESKER’s... »

In Memoriam: Agru Founder, Alois Gruber Sr.

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The Gruber and Haager families, as well as all Agru Company employees worldwide, are saddened to announce the death of their father & founder, Mr. Alois Gruber Sr., on June 23, 2014. Mr. Gruber was born on March 28, 1925, and grew up in Steinbach an der Steyr, Austria. He trained in metal works with the company Pressl Steinbach. During WWII, he served in the armed forces and was held in captiv... »

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance”

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” (Littleton, CO., August 21, 2014) A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for September 19, 2014 in Greeley, CO. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing per... »

IECA Puts PDHs in Environmental Connection Magazine

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IECA UPDATE: The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has upped the value of membership. The Association is now offering four (4) PDH credits per year for members who complete a Magazine Content Quiz in the members-only publication Environmental Connection Magazine. Members can visit www.ieca.org/quiz and complete a content quiz to earn their extra credits. Additionally, IECA has also ... »

Berlin 2 – Geomembrane Workshop

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Tentative Schedule 09:00 – 10:15 Session 1 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break in meeting room area 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 11:45 – 12:15 Session 3 – Create outline of key topics to be addressed in the afternoon 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch on site at BAM Commissary 13:30 – 15:00 Session 4 – Discussion Sessio... »

CQA Solutions Adds Sales and Business Development Manager

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TOLEDO, Ohio – CQA Solutions, Ltd. (CQAS) announced today that Kim M. Kline has joined the firm as the Sales and Business Development Manager to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Kim comes with a wealth of experience, having spent the last thirteen years in the erosion and sediment control, river restoration, and geosynthetic fields. “I am excited to ... »