SURVEY: Extra-Wide Geomembranes

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I-CORP International’s Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng has shared a survey on extra-wide geomembranes. Your participation is invited. Responses are sought from manufacturers, distributors, installers, construction/contracting firms, design engineers, etc. The information gathering project aims to initially assess the market potential for 11.6m-wide, seamless panels of polyethylene and polyprop... »

Kerry Rowe Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Prof. Kerry Rowe has made numerous, substantial contributions to barrier systems research, education, and regulation during his 30+ year career. The US-based National Academy of Engineering agrees. A February 8 NAE announcement named Rowe among just 22 other engineers from outside the United States who have been elected members here in 2016. It is a prestigious and well-earned achievement.  He is ... »

IGS Barrier Geosynthetics Lecture Added to GeoAmericas 2016

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers has organized a technical lecture to be included in the GeoAmericas 2016 conference program. The topic: “The Contributions of Barrier Geosynthetics: Durability, Consistency, Performance Benefits, and Sustainability.” The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics will take place 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami ... »

GSE’s Boyd Ramsey Relocates to China

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The addition of carbon black-industry veteran Mark Leigh to GSE Environmental’s leadership in the Americas has garnered a lot of headlines; but another move within GSE is also worth noting. Boyd Ramsey, Chief Engineer of GSE North America, has accepted the position of Technical Director for APAC. Ramsey’s new role involves relocation to Suzhou, China, where GSE operates a state-of-the-art manufact... »

Paul Barker Retires from Agru America

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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... »

The Benefits of Using Reflective Geomembrane

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By David Cao – Solmax Reflective Geomembrane is manufactured using the state-of-the-art tri-layered co-extrusion technology. Its consistent reflective skin layer is homogeneously produced from premium resin with pure white pigment that consists of superior U.V. stabilizers that significantly enhances the geomembrane performance properties in all critical aspects. BENEFITS OF REFLECTIVE GEOME... »

Waste Management Solutions Mag from Solmax

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The third in a series of technical magazines from Solmax has been released: Waste Management Solutions. The digital publication follows releases on geosynthetics in energy and mining applications. The new publication focuses on: Municipal solid waste Hazardous waste Industrial waste Landfill capping Additional information focuses on manufacturing technology, polyethylene geomembrane characteristic... »

CQA Week Expands Opportunities and Improves Installations

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The growing issues and opportunities in construction quality assurance (CQA) will be explored on two sides of the world in March and April. From March 25 – 28, CQA Week and its affiliated professional training and certification opportunities will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast. Approximately 8,200 miles and two weeks later, CQA Week events will take place in Austin, Texas (April 14 – 18, CQA We... »

NAGS 2014 Webinar Series Opens with R. Kerry Rowe on GCLs

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On 19 March 2014, a new series of webinars from the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will debut. Tentatively scheduled to be quarterly installments, NAGS and the Geosynthetics Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) have tapped internationally-renowned geosynthetics expert Prof. R. Kerry Rowe to launch the series. His topic: “Recent insights on the performance of GCLs ... »

Raven’s Next Generation Seven-Layer Barrier Films

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Sioux Falls, SD (6 November 2013) —Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the full integration and qualification of their newest blown film line installed earlier this year: a seven-layer oriented barrier system.  The new extrusion line is next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil up to 10 mil in thickness.  Uni... »

Australia: Peggs Headlines Jan/Feb Liner Seminar Series

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Geofabrics Australasia has confirmed dates and speakers for the multi-city geosynthetic liner seminar series it is sponsoring across Australia in January and February 2014. Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng, of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL has been announced as the key speaker. Dr. Peggs is an international expert on liner testing, failure analysis and geosynthetic materials R&D; and he has been a leading... »

D35 Publishes Geosynthetic Clay Liner Symposium Book

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During the June 2012 ASTM meeting of Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, a special symposium was held on “Current and Future Practices for the Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners.” This marked the third GCL symposia the committee had conducted, with the first two taking place in 1996 and 2003. Here in 2013, the book from that gathering has been published in print and digita... »

Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw to Feature GSE, October 1

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Houston, TX – 30 September 2013 – GSE Environmental, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, is excited to be featured on the program Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw. The segment will air on 1 October 2013 on The Discovery Channel at 7:00 a.m. (ET & PT), 6:00 a.m. (CT) and 5:00 a.m. (MT).  T... »

GCLs: The Clay Minerals Society Marks 50 Years with October Event

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From 6-10 October 2013, the Clay Minerals Society will gather at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and mark a significant milestone: their 50th anniversary. The October 9 barrier session will be of particular interest to engineering and construction professionals who work with geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Multiple PDHs will be available to attendees. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER While the... »

Huesker Introduces Tektoseal® GCLs

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8 July 2013 – Geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) have been successfully used for many years as a natural sealing option for groundwater protection, contaminated site remediation, landfill construction, hydraulic engineering and road construction applications. The continuing development of industrially manufactured bentonite sealing systems has culminated in a new product, Tektoseal®, as the late... »

Barker Celebrates 50 Years in Geosynthetics

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When Paul Barker and his wife Diana abruptly married and moved to Africa so he could begin his career in what became the field of geosynthetics, he had expected it to be a short contract. Two years, perhaps five. Now, 50 years later, he’s still involved. Barker was recognized for this extraordinary anniversary during Geosynthetics 2013 (Long Beach, California, April 1-4). The Geosynthetic Ma... »

From the Archives: D35 Guide for Evaluating GCL Direct Shear

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One from the archives: ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics’ March 2013 announcement of a direct shear-related revised test for geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) has us recalling Geosynthetica’s May 2011 article on an at-the-time new direct shear guide. The March 2013 revised standard is ASTM D6243-13 – Standard Test Method for Determining the Internal and Interface Shear Resistance... »