CCR-Oriented GSE CoalDrain Geocomposite Earns Patent

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The expansion of coal combustion residuals handling and storage work in the United States, in the wake of new regulations, has led to a strong growth in engineered materials and services developed for CCR work. GSE Environmental developed the GSE CoalDrain, a highly engineered geocomposite designed specifically for coal combustion residuals. The US Patent Office has awarded the company its officia... »

Technical Note: CCR Closure and Geocomposite Drainage

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By GSE Environmental – This technical note focuses on CCR closure and post-closure care for facilities closing with the coal combustion residual waste remaining in place. In the United States, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) placed the authority and the responsibility on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish rules and regulations for solid waste disposal... »

Project Video: Geosynthetic Drainage Support for Athletic Facility

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Varicore Technologies documented the extensive drainage installation work its geocomposite materials were utilized in performed for the Annandale Regional Athletic Facility in Minnesota. The multi-sport site hosts a baseball stadium, four baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer pitches, and a football field. Additionally, parking, parkland, and trails were built into the 20+ acre location. To date,... »

GCLs and a Flood Dam Monitoring System

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By NAUE – The need to mitigate the impact of flooding has intensified as floods have become more frequent and serious. All types of dams are being reassessed. Their “impermeability” during emergencies, which is deeply connected to their integrity and overall safety, is of paramount importance. But how can these structures be monitored for better assurance of performance? NAUE was invol... »

GSE Updates Online Drainage Design Manual

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Five years ago, the first online edition of the Drainage Design Manual was released was released by GSE Environmental. The interactive, digital version built upon the previous print editions (2004, 2007) and helped to bring this geosynthetics resource fully into the practice. The digital version gives users around the world an easy way to access drainage engineering details, design methodologies, ... »

October 12 Webinar: MSE Wall Back Drainage Design

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The Geosynthetic Institute will host its next GSI Webinar on 12 October 2016. The topic is MSE Wall Back Drainage Design.  GSI offers these 75-minute sessions (with Q&A time added to the end) on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 am (EDT). Participants may be eligible to receive 1.5 professional development hours (PDHs) with completion of a 10-question multiple choice test following ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Preview

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When Waterproof Membranes 2016 convenes in Cologne, Germany, 7 – 9 November 2016, it will mark the 10th annual edition of this ever-growing series. The conference is organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) and brings together film and sheet manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, manufacturing line developers, polymer experts, and other stakeholders for 2.5 days of networking and single-trac... »

GSE to Expand Geonet and Geocomposite Manufacturing Capacity

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The Kingstree, South Carolina manufacturing facility of GSE Environmental is about to get even busier. The company announced on August 22 that it is adding a new geonent and geocomposite manufacturing line to the site. The move, which will support production of GSE’s full suite of biplanar and triplanar products, is in response to surging market demand for engineered drainage solutions. The South ... »

Companies to Network with at Waterproof Membranes 2016

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The early bird registration deadline for Waterproof Membranes 2016 is September 2. Save roughly €120 (including VAT) on registration for this 10th edition of this annual conference from AMI. Waterproof Membranes 2016 will be held in Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. Geosynthetica is a media partner to the event. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) COMPANIES ATTENDING WATERPROOF MEMBRANES 2016 Geo... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Program

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns to Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. The Waterproof Membranes 2016 program has been released. This edition is the conference’s 10th. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) The conference includes a mix of geotechnical/civil and architectural topics, such as membrane durability, water conservation, manufacturing innovations, market sta... »

Geofabrics Australasia Wins Manufacturing Award

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The 2016 Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards honored Geofabrics Australasia as Manufacturer of the Year during a May 12 ceremony in Sydney. Geofabrics was recognized for its production of Trinet® and Flownet® geonet geocomposite drainage systems. The manufacturing award was given in the Industrial Product category. Flownet® is a lightweight drainage net used for landfill caps, tunnels, r... »

Waterproof Membranes Readying 10th Edition

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When Waterproof Membranes 2016 convenes in Cologne, Germany, 7 – 9 November 2016, it will mark the 10th annual edition of this ever-growing series. The conference is organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) and brings together film and sheet manufacturers, machine manufacturers, polymer experts, and others for 2.5 days of networking and single-track presentations. Discussions at Waterproof Me... »

Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

Greenroofs and Geocomposites Webinar, March 4

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On March 4, HUESKER will host a free greenroofs and geocomposites webinar. The core focus will be on the use of Ultimat® TGS geocomposites and how these geosynthetic materials help plant roots sustain water and help buildings achieve significant LEED-related credits. The webinar will take place 2:00 – 2:30 pm (EST) and will be led by Roy McClinton, an engineer with more than 25 years experie... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Early Reg Deadline: September 25

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The early registration deadline for thi... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Offers Summer Special

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany at the Maritim Hotel. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The organizers, Applied Market Informat... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Program Announced

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. The conference organizers have just released the program for Waterproof Membranes 2015. For geosynthetics companies, there are a number of presentations to take interest in. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) Chief among them: “High-temperature resistance liner opens new applicatio... »

What’s Old Is New: Geosynthetics International Adds Volumes 1 – 9 Online

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Geosynthetics International, which has become one of the most respected geotechnical engineering journals in the world, is finally making its first nine volumes (1994 – 2002) available for online access. Dr. Richard J. Bathurst announced on the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) website in a November 20 posting that the IGS and the journal’s publisher, Thomas Telford, had come t... »

GSE Environmental Names Robert Preston CEO

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HOUSTON — GSE Holdings, Inc. (“GSE” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced that Robert Preston has been appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Preston will also join the Company’s Board of Directors as Chairma... »

Last Chance to Register! October 8 Geofilters Webinar

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes end of day, October 7, 2014) Membe... »

October 8 NAGS Webinar – Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

Fannin to Present NAGS Webinar on Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

REMINDER: July 9 Geocomposites Webinar with NAGS

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On July 9 (Wednesday), the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host a live webinar on “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” The geocomposites-focused session will be hosted by NAGS President Robert Mackey, P.E., a veteran of the geosynthetics field with nearly 30 years of civil and environmental engineering experience. He is a long-time, active member of the International Ge... »

INTERVIEW: GSE’s Steve Eckhart on Restructuring

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KEY POINTS GSE has secured Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing. This is the USD $45 million pledged by investors to ensure normalized business during the Chapter 11 process. Investors have purchased all $172 million of debt. The debt will be realigned and recapitalized. It will be converted to equity. As a Chapter 11 proceeding, the debt realignment and recapitalization process will happen public... »

NAGS Announces Drainage Nets and Geocomposites Webinar

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The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) has announced the second in its 2014 Webinar Series. On 9 July 2014, Robert Mackey will present “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” This webinar follows March 2014’s highly successful webinar from Kerry Rowe on GCLs. Online education and professional development is one of NAGS’ major initiatives this year, with hig... »