Solmax Invites CIM 2017 Attendees to Tour Manufacturing Plant

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The manufacturing process for geosynthetics is complex but learning more about these processes is extremely instructive for how to properly utilize and understand geosynthetic materials. During CIM 2017, one of the biggest mining conferences in Canada, Solmax will open its doors to tours of its state-of-the-art geosynthetics manufacturing plant in Montreal. CIM 2017 is the annual conference of the... »

Geohazard Monitoring and Instrumentation Webinar, Part II

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

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... »

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

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 short course, Slope Stability of Containment Systems, will address this topic May 23 – 24 in Austin, Texas. The presenters for the course represent the geosynthetics testing and environmental ... »

Geosynthetics 2017 Issues Call for Abstracts

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The organizers of Geosynthetics 2017, the First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics, have invited abstracts of 200 – 300 words in either English or Spanish. Deadline for submission: May 4. The conference will be held 18 – 20 October 2017 Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile. SUBMIT ABSTRACTS ONLINE GEOSYNTHETICS 2017 TOPICS & SPONSORS The organizing committe... »

Newly Established HUESKER Australia Expands a Global Geosynthetics Brand

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

In 2016, the HUESKER Group acquired Australia-based NBW Mining. Now, the company has announced the phase in this development: the establishment of HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd. The move is part of significant international expansion for the global geosynthetics provider, which has also opened new production facilities and headquarters in Germany, the United States, and Brazil in recent years. “Going ... »

New Website, New Services from Colorado Lining International

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

One of the biggest names in geosynthetics installation and contracting, Colorado Lining International, continues to reinvent itself. In recent years, it has introduced a number of new products and services for floating covers and oil and gas applications. It has opened additional facilities and taken a larger presence in international work, including in the Middle East and Australia. Now, it has t... »

Upcoming Geosynthetics Engineering Webinars from HUESKER

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

Webinars have grown significantly in their use for technical knowledge transfer, engineering training, and product and application introduction. HUESKER has been one of the active geosynthetics companies offering engineering webinars. The company is in the middle of a slate of new sessions, all of which are available free to participants. The 30-minute sessions in April and May will focus on irrig... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Expands Registration Payment Options

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

Responding to requests from the many international delegates who will attend and exhibit at GeoAfrica 2017, the conference committee has announced that payment by credit card is now available in the online registration system. REGISTER ONLINE GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustai... »

Secondary Geogrid Reinforcement in MSE Walls

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

By Paul C. Frankenberger, P.E.; Matthew M. Merritt, P.E.; and Mark Myers, P.E. – The concept of secondary geogrid layers located at the face of a mechanically stabilized earth wall is similar to the use of secondary geogrid reinforcement in MSE reinforced slopes. In slopes, the secondary geogrid layers are used to stabilize the slope face between the primary geogrid layers. The result is closely s... »

2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction Examines Russian Market

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The 2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction conference will be held 19 May 2017 in Moscow at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya. The international event follows last year’s successful debut for the event, which is helping introduce wider discussion and adoption of geosynthetics in the large Russian transportation engineering market. It is also helping better link international countries with par... »

NAUE Asia Achieves SAMM Accreditation for Testing Geosynthetics

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

When the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG founded NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (NASB) in Malaysia in 2011, it did so to serve infrastructure markets in Asia and Oceania—and to do so with the same high-quality standards it employs at its renowned facilities in Germany. Now, the NAUE Asia testing laboratory has achieved SAMM accreditation for testing geosynthetics, in accordanc... »

INTERVIEW: Augusto Alza on Geosynthetics in Peru

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

During the GeosPeru 2017 conference (March, Lima), the International Geosynthetics Society’s Peruvian Chapter president, Augusto Alza, sat down for an interview with Geosynthetica Latin America editor Natalia Rodado. They discussed the current state of geosynthetics in the country and the growth of IGS Peru. Natalia’s article follows, with translation and additional detail added by Geosynthetica e... »

April’s GSI Webinars Tackle Landfill Expansion and Heap Leach Mining

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The Geosynthetic Institute opened the year by increasing the number of webinars it offers in the calendar year. In April, this includes two very big topics: landfill expansion over existing landfills and geosynthetics in heap leach mining. The webinars will be held 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST on April 12 (Landfill Exapnsion) and April 26 (Heap Leach Mining).  Each carries 1.5 PDHs, provided successful ... »

Agru America Opens Large Diameter Pipe Facility in Charleston

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

One of the most eye-catching items in the exhibit hall at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 (March, Orlando) was a large diameter pipe section. The product was stationed at Agru America’s booth. Now, the company has released details on its new manufacturing center in Charleston, South Carolina. The site is serving the growing international demand for next-generation large diameter pipe products, with a ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2017 Call for Presentations

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2017, the 11th installment in the annual series and issued a call for presentations. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes (e.g., geomembranes). It will be held 14 – 16 November 2017 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. VISIT... »

Pumped Storage Facility Revitalized by GCL Barrier

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

By NAUE – After more than 50 years of operation, the Hohenwarte II pumped storage facility near Saalfeld/Thuringia had seen many changes both in the ways in which the facility needed to be used and in its infrastructure and performance. Numerous changes had occurred to the site’s inlets and outlets. The pumped storage facility began to exhibit high rates of leakage. The issue was the aging, ... »

Bituminous Geomembranes for Gas Depot Secondary Containment

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

By Natalie Daly, Bertrand Breul, and Bernard Breul – The Chevron Willbridge Terminal is located in Portland, Oregon near the Willamette River. The facility stores refined petroleum products. Currently, the site features 11 light product tanks, 10 lube oil tanks of smaller diameter, and 3 waste tanks. The terminal has been in operation for more than 100 years, and the tanks are of varying sizes and... »

IGS North America Selects Kingston for Educate the Educators Event

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The International Geosynthetics Societey’s non-commercial Educate the Educators program was created in the 1990s to address the knowledge gap about geosynthetics in civil engineering practice. The program used a short course format to deliver practical geosynthetics engineering information to professors, who returned to their colleges with strategies for incorporating geosynthetics into their less... »

Stormwater Equipment Manufactures Association 2017-2018 Board

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) has announced its 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors. President: Derek Berg (Contech Engineered Solutions) Vice President: Fred Kraekel (Hydro International) Treasurer: Dan Fajman (Fresh Creek Technologies) At-Large: Ernie Carrasco (OldCastle Precast, Inc.) At-Large: John Moll (CrystalStream Technologies) At-Large: Will Harris (Bio Clean... »

New Coal Ash Pond Capping Series from TenCate

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

One of the fastest-growing markets for civil engineering in the United States is in capping coal combustion residuals. Tencate, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of geosynthetics, has been well involved in the sector and now has added the Mirafi® CR-Series Pond Capping Geosynthetic Solutions to its engineered offerings. The CR-Series features high-performance geosynthetics for the stabiliza... »

Managing Geomembrane Wrinkles: A Manufacturer’s Approach

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

On April 27 at 1:00 pm EST, Solmax will tackle a very hot topic with a free webinar: managing geomembrane wrinkles. This session follows the discussion created by the Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI) recent webinar in which Dr. Robert Koerner spoke strongly against wrinkles left in or left to develop in a geomembrane installation. The GSI webinar highlighted a number approaches that might be used to... »

Competitors to Partners: Western Excelsior Acquires North American Green

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

Western Excelsior is celebrating its 40th anniversary in dramatic fashion. The company has entered into an agreement to acquire the 32-year-old company North American Green as of March 31. The move brings together two of the most well known names in erosion and sediment control. Since 2004, North American Green has operated under the Tensar International umbrella. In a release announcing the acqui... »

2017 IAGI Installation Awards Winners

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

During Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers announced the winners of its 2017 IAGI Installation Awards. The not-for-profit geotechnical organization is dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies. The IAGI Installation Awards recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers and help the industry tell the story... »

Video: ILT Coal Ash Containment Installation at Reid Gardner

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

International Lining Technology began work on a coal ash containment project at the Reid Gardner Generating Station in late November 2016. The 557-MW plant sits on 480 acres near Moapa, Nevada and has been undergoing closure activities in recent years. Three of the sites four units (totally 300 MW of capacity) have service records extending back in the 1960s and 1970s. The site operators began dec... »

Asphalt Interlayer Association Elects HUESKER’s Samueloff New President

On by Geosynthetica
News and Articles

By Ray Myers – The Asphalt Interlayer Association has just completed its annual officers election. Michael Samueloff of HUESKER was elected president of the AIA board. Dennis Rogers and Nicholas Reck, both of Tensar Corporation, were elected Vice President and Secretary, respectively. Eric Hicks (Pacific Northwest Oil) was elected Treasurer. AIA was formed as the Asphalt Fabric Interlayer As... »