Separation Geosynthetics

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Protecting New Orleans Levee Systems

The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) has been engaged in an extensive levee reconstruction program throughout the New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) region ever since 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Geosynthetics have been an important part of the geotechnical solutions. In this case study from Colbond, we take a look at how wick drains have been used to prepare and stabilize the area's very soft soils in o... »

IFAI to hold 100th Anniversary celebration at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 in Boston

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has officially kicked off the observance of its 100th Anniversary year in 2012 as the largest, longest-running trade association for the specialty fabrics industry. And when its trade show doors open at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 at the Boston Convention Center, Nov. 7-9, 2012, the entire specialty fabrics industry is invited to take part in a m... »

After 35 Years, Steve Warner Leaves IFAI

Steve Warner, the long-time president of the Roseville, Minnesota-based Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), and the IFAI Board of Directors have announced that he is stepping down. Among its many activities, IFAI organizes conferences and seminars, including a number of geosynthetics-related conferences. The association also publishes Geosynthetics magazine. Warner has been with I... »

Yazoo River Levee Protection, USACE
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AEG Helps USACE Protect Mississippi Levee

The floods affecting American waterways in 2011 have been, for many communities, historic, as have the engineering solutions being utilized. American Environmental Group, Ltd. (AEGL) has been part of a first-of-its-kind emergency levee protection effort in Mississippi that has used impermeable geomembrane liner to help secure the backside of the Yazoo River Backwater Levee. This emergency strategy... »

Louisville USACE - Flood Defense
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Louisville District Uses New Technology to Support Smithland Flood Fight

"They figured they only had about 75 hours," USACE's John Neville writes. He was referring to the window of time before the city of Smithland, Kentucky might be flooded. The US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District office joined this flood fight in late April, taking on a scale of flooding that hadn't been experienced in nearly 75 years in some parts of the region. For Smithland, the Corps u... »

Smithland, Kentucky Flooding

Battling the Flood in Smithland with Defencell

This project represents the largest ever emergency installation of a Defencell Flood Wall system in the United States. The Defencell Flood Wall is a geotextile-based system, originally developed for ballistic defenses in military operations, and can be quickly constructed utilizing local fill, sand, or other common aggregates. Within 24 hours of receiving a call from the USACE, Fiberweb delivered ... »

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