Erosion Control

ASTM Award of Merit to C. Joel Sprague
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Sprague Earns ASTM Award of Merit for Geosynthetics Work

ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will present its highest honor, the ASTM Award of Merit, to C. Joel Sprague, senior engineer for TRI Environmental. The Award of Merit will be presented on Thursday, June 15 as part of the D35 Committee Meeting Week in Toronto. The prestigious award bestows upon him the honorary title of fellow. It is the standards organization’s highest recognit... »

IGS Technical Committee Organizes November Hydraulics Events in NOLA

IGS Technical Committee Organizes November Hydraulics Events in NOLA

Two hydraulics events are coming to New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2017 thank to a technical committee of the International Geosynthetics Society. The engineering professional development gathering will consist of two independent but complementary hydraulics events: a full-day think tank followed by two days of technical presentations on coastal and river protection. All hydraulics events will... »

Photo: Long Beach Convention Center, Site of 2018 IECA Conference and Exhibition

REMINDER: 2018 IECA Abstracts Due May 31

The International Erosion Control Association Region One reminds the engineering community that abstracts for the 2018 IECA Conference and Exhibition are due May 31. The 2018 IECA conference will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. 2018 IECA CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Suggested topics for the 2018 IECA Technical Program include: Erosion and Sediment Control Managing Soil for Vegetativ... »

Educate the Educators - IGS

Engineering Professors: Educate the Educators Applications Due June 1

The deadline for engineering professors to apply for a seat in the International Geosynthetics Societey’s non-commercial Educate the Educators program (4 – 5 December 2017, Kingston, Ontario) is approaching. All interested engineering professors must submit their application by June 1 to IGS North America. APPLY ONLINE The two-day geosynthetics training program delivers practical engineering... »

Events Help Machina-TST Expand Internationally

Events Help Machina-TST Expand Internationally

Machina-TST is one of the fastest-growing geosynthetics companies in Europe. The company has expanded its production space for geogrids, geotextiles, geocomposite reinforcement materials, and turf reinforcement mats. Part of this growth is fueled by how the company uses events to expand internationally. The company will next appear at Project Qatar 2017 and Techtextil 2017. GEOSYNTHETICS EXPAND IN... »

Geosynthetic Response to Gas Pipeline Explosion
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Geosynthetic Response to Gas Pipeline Explosion

By NAUE Geosynthetics – In the early hours of an October Saturday, a high-pressure gas pipeline exploded in Lithuania’s Širvintos region near the village of Medžiukai. The Lithuanian Emergency Response Facility arrived at the site to discover that more than 75m of pipe length had been destroyed in the blast. The explosion was powerful enough to have left behind a 15m-diameter, 3m-deep hole that ex... »

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