WEBINAR: 10 Design Missteps That Affect Geomembrane Performance

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On August 31 at 1:00 pm EDT, Solmax will host a free webinar on a much welcomed topic: “Designing for success: a look at 10 design missteps that may affect the performance of geomembrane liners in service.” In announcing the webinar, Solmax notes: Performance may be thought of as a comparison between expected behavior and actual behavior. A high-performing containment facility is one in which comp... »

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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By Ian D. Peggs, P.E. – In 2014, shortly after being placed in service, one of two geomembrane-lined and covered anaerobic digesters generated extensive whales—“bubbles” in the lining system. Attempts to remove the apparent gas from under the cover were made unsuccessfully until it was realized that the cover was being uplifted by gas under the liner. Within two or three days, there were whales se... »

Brian Baillie Joins Raven EFD as Lead Engineer

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Brian Baillie, a 15-year design veteran in the geosynthetics field, has joined Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division (EFD) as its new lead design engineer. In a welcome announcement online, Raven notes: He has designed and consulted on a multitude of projects within North America and Europe with specific focus in unique and innovative system approaches. Brian currently serves as a member of ... »

November Short Course on Heap Leach Design

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A comprehensive heap leach design short course has been announced as part of the opportunities at Heap Leach Solutions 2014. Led by an international team (Renzo Ayala, Jonathan Bray, Denys Parra, and Mark Smith), the course will be broken into 11 sections, giving attendees deep-level technical understanding across the range of issues that govern heap leach design, effectiveness, and cost control. ... »

HUESKER inc. Adds Design Engineer for US Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Lilma “Lilly” Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., to its US-based staff. Schimmel’s hiring represents a new, expansion-drive change for the company, as engineering has been predominantly performed out of the international corporate headquarters in Germany. “HUESKER’s... »

Dhani Narejo Returns to Consulting

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A familiar name is returning to the geosynthetics expert consulting ranks. After a short stint with an international geosynthetics manufacturer, Dhani Narejo, P.E., Ph.D., is now available without restrictions for geotechnical and geosynthetics-related consulting work. Narejo has more than 15 years of experience in the field and holds a considerable background in drainage and seepage design, slope... »