Paul Barker Retires
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Paul Barker Retires from Agru America

After 50+ years in the engineering field, a career in which he witnessed and contributed to the rise of geosynthetic technologies, Paul Barker is retiring. His professional path brought him to Agru America in 1997, where he has been instrumental in the company’s growth. On 31 August 2015, he will leave his position as Senior Vice President and Officer. In a release, Agru America President Robert J... »

Solmax Names Jean-Louis Vangeluwe New CEO
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Solmax Names Jean-Louis Vangeluwe New CEO

International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vangeluwe has spent nearly two full decades with the company. He will serve as CEO for Solmax International (headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Solmax International Asia-Pacific (headquartered in Malaysia). Mr. Vangeluwe, MBA,... »

Malek Bouazza, EH Davis Memorial Lecture
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AUSTRALIA: Bouazza to Give E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture

The field of geosynthetics will be front and center when the Australian Geomechanics Society’s E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture tour kicks off in August. Dr. Malek Bouazza, a longtime active member of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been honored with the biennial lecture award. The topic of his lecture series is “Geosynthetics in Geoenvironment Systems: Pushing the application ... »

Moreno Scotto, Maccaferri
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INTERVIEW: Polymeric Strap Reinforcement for MSE Walls

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting honored the paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced with Polyester Straps” (Paper #15-0895) with its Best Paper 2015 award from TRB’s Soil Mechanics Section. The work, which was sponsored by TRB committee AFS10 Transportation Earthworks, was co-authored by Yushan Luo, Dov Leshchinsky, Pietro Rimoldi, Giulia Lugli, and Chao Xu... »

Three September Canal Liner Webinars from HUESKER

Three September Canal Liner Webinars from HUESKER

Geosynthetic barriers are engineered to provide exceptional containment of liquids. The range of products and systems is wide and they cannot all be applied in the same way. HUESKER’s unique Canal3® barrier is getting three, free, canal liner webinar sessions in September. The focus is on water conveyance, containment, and conservation performance. Dates: September 9, 10, and 17 (2:00 pm EDT) Leng... »

CETCO Webinar, Coal Ash Residuals
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August Webinars on GCLs in Coal Ash and Caustic Leachate Applications

On August 4 and 5, CETCO will host webinars on “Understanding and Monitoring Polymer Amended Bentonite in Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Use in Coal Ash Impoundments and Caustic Leachate Applications.” Registration is open. VISIT THE REGISTRATION SITE TRI Environmental’s John M. Allen, P.E. and CETCO’s Scott P. Solotorovsky will lead the hour-long professional development session. The di... »

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