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... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Best Rate

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Reminder: the deadline for getting the best rate on Waterproof Membranes 2015 is May 15! This annual event, organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) in Europe, draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. This includes architectural, structural, decorative, and geotechnical applications. Waterpr... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Call for Presentations

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AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2015, the 9th installment in the annual series. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes. It will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE The Call for Presentations has also been i... »

EPA’s First National Regulations for Coal Ash Disposal

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PRESS RELEASE – 19 December 2014, WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008,... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Preview: Speakers, Attending Companies

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Waterproof Membranes 2014 wi... »

CLI and CDI/Watersaver Announce Factory Fabrication Agreement

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1 October 2014, Parker, CO – Colorado Lining International (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver are pleased to announce a factory fabrication agreement. Colorado Lining International has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s automated factory equipment and will install this equipment in CLI’s Parker, Colorado facility. “This agreement allows CDI/Watersaver to concentrate on their core business in oil, gas an... »

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance”

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” (Littleton, CO., August 21, 2014) A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for September 19, 2014 in Greeley, CO. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing per... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Program Includes Geosynthetics, Mining

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Geosynthetica’s editor, Chri... »

EPA Seeks Public Input on Fracking Mixtures

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WASHINGTON — EPA announced today that it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA is also soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraul... »

Sika AG Reports Record Results for 2013

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Sika CEO Jan Jenisch: “The fact that we have had a record year in 2013 is due to the expertise and commitment of our 16,293 employees. Their energy and ideas have taken Sika to the next level of performance, and we achieved record results for sales, net profit and free cash flow. In light of the demanding conditions prevailing in numerous markets, the results achieved bear testimony to the s... »

5th China Solid Waste Management Summit – June 2014

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28 FEBRUARY 2014 – The 5th China Solid Waste Management Summit 2014 (www.solidwastesummit.com) is scheduled to be convened on 11 – 12 June 2014 in Shanghai, China, aiming at leading the country’s solid waste management industry to prosperity by equipping various stakeholders across the value chain with global leading market vision, innovativeness and operations management. As Chi... »

Call for Presentations: Waterproof Membranes 2014

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AMI is pleased to invite you to take part in the next international conference on Waterproof Membranes 2014, which will be held 17-19 November 2014 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. There will be a networking welcome evening drinks reception on 17 November alongside a focused exhibition. A two-day program of market and technical presentations will follow. If you would like to attend the confe... »

Latest Geofabrics Journal Focuses on Oil and Gas

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), coal seam gas, containment ponds, and access road stability are just a few of the oil and gas issues profiled in the latest issue of Geofabrics Journal. DOWNLOAD THE ISSUE (PDF) Published in late January 2014 by Geofabrics Australasia, the new issue provides a broad view of the various ways in which geosynthetics are being utilized in the Australian oil and gas field. ... »

Update: Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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VANCOUVER, BC, Canada – ConferenceMine, the conference division of InfoMine, is proud to announce the Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 conference (www.geosyntheticssolutions.com), to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 8 to 11 September 2014. The conference website is live, and already an impressive list of geosynthetics authorities have agreed to deliver keynote addresses... »

39 Embassies Attend World Bioenergy 2014 Interest Meeting

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Representatives from 39 embassies and trade offices from around the world gathered at the beginning of December for the traditional get-together held by Elmia and the Swedish Bioenergy Association Svebio to focus on the latest news and innovations in bioenergy. Planning is also fully underway for World Bioenergy 2014, to be held 3–5 June 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden, featuring conferences, site visit... »

Geosynthetics in Mining Applications: Containment

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When GeoAfrica 2013 convenes in Accra, Ghana 18-20 November 2013, Prof. Malek Bouazza (Monash University) will deliver one of the keynote addresses on a subject dear to Ghana’s continuing development: mining. Prof. Bouazza will focus on the many ways geosynthetics have, can and should be utilized in mining. Here, we publish a summary of “Geosynthetics in Mining Applications: What have we learned?”... »

GSE Appoints Sorrentino and Storey to Top Positions

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HOUSTON — (November 4, 2013) — GSE Holding, Inc., (the “Company” or “GSE”) (NYSE:GSE) the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced that Charles A. Sorrentino, a current member of the Board and interim President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed the Company’s permanent Pre... »

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... »