Construction & Infrastructure

Higher Ground

Green roof designs are becoming more common in the United States. A CNN technology focus article ("continued" link below) describes this trend in urban architecture, including a note on the market's 80 percent expansion in the past year. Geosynthetics are often vital to sealing, drainage management and soil retention in these constructions. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recen... »

35% Increase in 1st Quarter

Larry Washaw, AMCOL president and chief executive officer states that significant "growth in our Lining Technology, Building Materials and Oilfield Services Groups” is due to "high demand for our oil related services and a strong, early European construction market." AMCOL is the parent company of CETCO. »

Grounded Literature

North American Green's "Green Views" information series concisely addresses a number of engineering topics such as the economics of erosion control blankets and mats, EC installation, and EC interaction with golf course construction. Download here the Green Views item on turf reinforcement mats as an alternative to riprap. More are available at NA Green's Web site. Learn more here.; »

ASTM Updates

3 New Approved Standards and 1 Work Item (the withdrawl of D276-00a) for this week. »

People

Michael Turley has decided to move on from Colas and has taken a new position as Sector Development Manager for Hochtief (UK) Construction, part of Hochtief International, the third largest construction group worldwide with subsidiaries in Europe, Australasia, South America and the US (recognized in the US as the subsidiary company Turner). His position is related to the UK roads construction sec... »

Certificate of Appreciation

ASTM International was recognized with the Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade for its work with Vietnam in helping that country adopt international standards in the areas of petroleum, aviation fuels, gasoline, nondestructive testing, road construction, roofing materials, and coal. Learn more here.; »

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