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Environmental Connection 2015

IECA Courses at Environmental Connection 2015

Each year at the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) annual conference, Environmental Connection, there is an option to come a day early and take one of many full-day courses that earn you 7 PDH credits. On 15 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon, IECA is offering seven courses for those that want additional education. Full-day courses include: Getting to Know RUSLE2 &... »

East Coast Erosion Control

JOBS: Technical Services Manager, Erosion Control

An industry leading manufacturer of rolled erosion control products is seeking a dynamic, high-energy and results-driven technical services manager who is looking for a position with a continually growing company. The successful candidate must possess effective time management and organization skills, have a strong sense of customer service, confidently convey technical information through oral an... »

NAUE Tunnel Lining Geomembranes
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A Hydrostatic Pressure-Resistant Tunnel Lining in Bavaria

By NAUE Geosynthetics - As part of the Deutsche Einheit (German Unification) Traffic Project 8.1, the Deutsche Bahn Netz AG (German Railways) ordered the construction of the Höhnberg and Füllbach tunnels on the Coburg-South section of the new twin-track line between Ebensfeld and Erfurt. The two tunnels cross one another with a vertical offset of 16m, which meant an enormous challenge for the tunn... »

RFID Smart Geosynthetics Enable a Talking Road
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RFID Smart Geosynthetics Enable a Talking Road

By Rainer Lugmayr – Passive RFID tags embedded in an asphalt geosynthetic interlayer may be coming to a road near you. The geosynthetic reduces reflective cracking while the uniquely tagged sensors provide roadway integrity and roadwork history for inspectors. The technology received an Energy Globe 2014—the world award for sustainability. Provlies GmbH provides the RFID tag-equipped geosynthetic ... »

SmartDitch - Geofabrics Channel Lining Systems
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Alternative Approaches to Channel Lining Systems

By Geofabrics Australasia - Councils often turn to rock-lined or concrete channel lining systems for open channels and to regulate flow to prevent flooding and property damage. Last year Geofabrics Australasia launched the SmartDitch® Channel Lining System to provide another alternative to Australia’s engineers and local governments. SmartDitch® is a leak-free channel lining system engineere... »

Titan Environmental Containment - CN Railway
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Riding the Rails: Track Extension on Composite, Biaxial Geogrids

By Sam Bhat – The Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) wanted to build an additional 6-track extension at the Transcona yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Heavy rail cars were expected to pass over this extension area, but the site was not situated on ideal soils for further railway development. CN Rail discovered quickly that the track extension project would need to be delayed while it returned to the e... »

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