GeoPASS II Delivered a High-Level, Diverse Technical Seminar

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On the heels of ASCE’s GeoCarolinas conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, locally headquartered HUESKER delivered a high-level technical seminar and networking event. The gathering GeoPASS II, followed the previous year’s format: a strong list of invited speakers for a day-long seminar, a diverse range of topics, a limited attendee list representing various perspectives and specialties in the f... »

Geosynthetic Support Pad Offers More Than 800 t Capacity

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HUESKER has developed a geosynthetic support pad (Fortrac Heavy Load). The system has been engineered for storing extra-heavy units, such as monopoles for offshore wind turbines or ship components. The load capacity of this geosynthetic support pad is greater than 800 t. “Traditional constructions with custom-made steel and concrete support posts tend to be very expensive,” the company writes. “[T... »

GeoPASS II Offers a Strong Geotechnical Program – October 11

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Last year, Charlotte, North Carolina-based HUESKER hosted a high-level, invitation-only geosynthetics technical networking event called GeoPASS. The inaugural series delivered top-tier lectures and perspectives on diverse topics such as the Limit Equilibrium Design Framework, coal ash disposal, contractor’s views on geosynthetics in geotechnical engineering, and more. GeoPASS II, to be held Octobe... »

Defining Interaction Flexibility for Geogrid-Reinforced Structures

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By HUESKER – Key properties in effective geosynthetic reinforcement are adequate tensile stiffness and tensile strength coupled with good interaction behavior. The relatively new technical term interaction flexibility introduces a previously disregarded aspect: the flexibility of the geogrid in a reinforced structure. This property has been shown to improve the interaction between soils and the ge... »

Incomat Gets Raw and Potable Water Compatibility Certification

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Geosynthetic barriers and systems provide essential containment of fluids in a wide variety of applications. One of the most important is for the protection and management of water resources. Certification for suitability in these applications has become increasingly important, internationally. HUESKER’s Incomat geosynthetic concrete mattress, for example, has been granted raw and potable water co... »

VIDEO: Reduction Factor for Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics

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In HUESKER’s May 2017 videocast, engineer Christoph Hessing discusses a highly important reduction factor that engineers must know to properly design with geosynthetics: creep rupture. This is essential to understanding soil reinforcement. “The purpose of the reduction factors is to take into account the factors influencing product behavior that are likely to be significant in an application,” Hes... »

Russian Geosynthetics Market Grows as HUESKER Opens Plant

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The Russian geosynthetics market has attracted a lot of interest, but its intricacies require, like many international markets, a real, local presence. The international geosynthetics manufacturing group HUESKER is bolstering its brand in the region with the establishment of a manufacturing center for HUESKER Russia. The ribbon was cut for the site on March 29 in Klin, Russia. The HUESKER Russia s... »

Fred Chuck Joins HUESKER’s Geosynthetics Team

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North Carolina-based HUESKER, Inc. oversees a broad base of geosynthetics operations in North and Central America. Over the past couple years, the company has invested significantly in new production capabilities, expanded production, and added expert personnel. The expertise level has just bumped up again, thanks to the addition of industry veteran Fred Chuck to HUESKER’s team. Fred Chuck is a li... »

Newly Established HUESKER Australia Expands a Global Geosynthetics Brand

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In 2016, the HUESKER Group acquired Australia-based NBW Mining. Now, the company has announced the phase in this development: the establishment of HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd. The move is part of significant international expansion for the global geosynthetics provider, which has also opened new production facilities and headquarters in Germany, the United States, and Brazil in recent years. “Going ... »

Upcoming Geosynthetics Engineering Webinars from HUESKER

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Webinars have grown significantly in their use for technical knowledge transfer, engineering training, and product and application introduction. HUESKER has been one of the active geosynthetics companies offering engineering webinars. The company is in the middle of a slate of new sessions, all of which are available free to participants. The 30-minute sessions in April and May will focus on irrig... »

Asphalt Interlayer Association Elects HUESKER’s Samueloff New President

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By Ray Myers – The Asphalt Interlayer Association has just completed its annual officers election. Michael Samueloff of HUESKER was elected president of the AIA board. Dennis Rogers and Nicholas Reck, both of Tensar Corporation, were elected Vice President and Secretary, respectively. Eric Hicks (Pacific Northwest Oil) was elected Treasurer. AIA was formed as the Asphalt Fabric Interlayer As... »

New Base Reinforcement Brand from HUESKER

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The HUESKER Group has restructured its base reinforcement products, an endeavor that has led to a new base reinforcement brand: Basetrac®. The change in marketing is effective immediately. The Basetrac family includes the company’s well-established products, such as Fortrac® (biaxial), Fornit®, Base, Duogrid®, Comtrac®, Sefitec® and HaTe®. In a statement on the change, the company noted that the r... »

HUESKER Officially Opens New Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

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In mid-December, HUESKER Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its state-of-the-art, new manufacturing facility in Shelby, North Carolina. The 150,000 sq. ft. facility was built on the site of the previous plant and represents a tripling of the space. The company also celebrated the 25th anniversary in 2016 for its North America operations. In a release on the new center’s opening... »

Project Video: GRS Structure for Major Greek Cultural Center

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One of the world’s leading architects, Pritzker Prize-winning visionary Renzo Piano, has led the development of Greece’s newest cultural treasure: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. The site, which will host a high-profile park and vital institutions such as the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, is made structurally possible in part by the development of a larg... »

HUESKER Acquires NBW Mining in Australia

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For 20 years, Australia-based NBW Mining has supplied HUESKER Minegrid® into longwall mining applications. Now, NBW Mining is joining the HUESKER family. HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, the international headquarters for the global HUESKER corporation, has announced the acquisition of its long-time Australian mining market partner. “This is a great opportunity for HUESKER and NBW Mining to combine our str... »

Video Story: Waterway Restoration after Mining Activities

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The waters of the Schurenbach, a stream near Essen, Germany, formerly ran underground from the foot of an old coal slag heap (the Schurenbachhalde). As part of a land and waterway restoration scheme following the decline and decommissioning of mining activities in the area, the stream was moved above ground in a geosynthetic-lined ditch. HUESKER’s project video details how inadequate bearing capac... »

GeoPass Provides Geosynthetics Technical Networking

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In October, North Carolina-based HUESKER hosted a high-level, invitation-only geosynthetics technical networking event—GeoPass—in Charlotte, North Carolina at its new headquarters. The gathering of researchers, consultants, and other construction and industry stakeholders also allowed HUESKER to show off its spacious, new manufacturing facility in the nearby city of Shelby. The day-long GeoPass ev... »

Project Video: Geosynthetic Tubes for Coastal Protection

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A new project video from HUESKER details a 1500m-long coastal protection installation of geosynthetic tubes along Lake Sedlitz in Germany’s Lusatian Lake District. The 1400 ha (3460 acre) lake is the largest of the manmade lakes in the former lignite mining area. The old mines have been flooded, a process that has restored the region to its historical natural beauty. As the waters of Lake Sedlitz ... »

A New, Expanded Geosynthetics Headquarters for HUESKER Brazil

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International geosynthetics manufacturer and engineering services provider HUESKER Group has had a lot to celebrate. In recent years, the historical German headquarters marked the company’s 150th anniversary. This year, the United States-based HUESKER North America & Central America headquarters celebrated its 25th anniversary and tripled the size of its manufacturing and warehousing space in ... »

Embankments on Soft Soils Webinar – September 22

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Lilma Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., will lead a September 22 webinar on Embankments on Soft Soils. This free event—pre-registration required—is sponsored by HUESKER. Date: September 22 Time: 2:00 pm (EDT) Cost: Free PRE-REGISTER ONLINE Regarding the 20-minute webinar, which will be followed by Q&A, Schimmel writes: The construction of embankments on soft soils can be very challenging from both the des... »

VIDEOCAST: Geotextile Encased Columns

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Geotextile encased columns (GECs) were developed to provide efficient foundations for embankments on weak subsoils. These columns, characterized by geotextile sleeves filled with noncohesive material, transmit loads through weak subsoil to suitable bearing strata via the columns. HUESKER‘s video on this geosynthetic solution provides graphics, project images, and technical details to teach u... »

VIDEO: Geosynthetic-Reinforced Embankments on Vertical Columns

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HUESKER‘s videocast series delivers geosynthetic product and application details in succinct video spots. The material is developed by the company’s international personnel, and the videos in the series that are narrated in other languages include voice-over translation to English. No matter where the viewer is based, the engineering information is relevant. In the video below, Judy Ja... »

VIDEO: Asphalt Pavement Interlayers

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In a new video from Geosynthetica’s YouTube channel, HUESKER describes how asphalt pavement interlayers (e.g., HaTelit®) improve the long-term performance of new roads. The high-strength, flexible, temperature-resistant composite geogrids allow for a significant extension of life-cycle pavement performance. “[This geosynthetic is] specifically designed to mitigate reflective cracking in new ... »

Asphalt Pavement Interlayer Webinar – June 28

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On June 28, HUESKER will present a free asphalt pavement interlayer webinar. The session will begin at 2:00 pm (EDT), will include 20 minutes of engineering information, and roughly 10 minutes of Q&A with participants. Mike Samueloff will lead the discussion. REGISTER ONLINE (external site) ASPHALT PAVEMENT INTERLAYERS The constantly increasing vehicular dynamic loads on pavements, coupled wit... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »