Titan Environmental USA Opens Houston Office

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After a string of product development and research updates, Titan Environmental has announced a new Texas-based office for its US division. Titan Environmental USA has established an office in the Brittmoore Tanner Office Park in Houston. The company reports that industry veterans Robert West and Sonja Wilkerson will head up the location’s sales and administration. Both West and Wilkerson previous... »

2017 IAGI Installation Awards Winners

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During Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers announced the winners of its 2017 IAGI Installation Awards. The not-for-profit geotechnical organization is dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies. The IAGI Installation Awards recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers and help the industry tell the story... »

IAGI / GIGSA Lecture on Geomembrane Installations

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) will present a lecture on July 22. The topic: “Ensuring competent geomembrane installations and how the IAGI adds value to clients, consultants, and installers.” John Heap will lead the presentation. Heap brings experience from nearly 40 years of geomembrane inst... »

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

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The geosynthetics field has lost one of its champions in the Americas. On April 8, consulting engineer and educator Rafael Rocha passed away. Rocha was a constant fixture at geosynthetics events in North America and an avid supporter of technology transfer and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). For more than 20 years, he worked hard to improve the availability of training seminars thro... »

GCLs Continue to Influence Barrier Designs

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The use of geosynthetic clay liners–GCLs–in engineered barrier systems has broadened substantially. Part of this growth has been fueled by a long record of successful performance. And, as with other geosynthetics, the growth has also been supported by numerous manufacturing and design advances. These have enabled GCLs to be far more application and site-specific today. GCLS & BENTO... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Extends Early Registration to January 29

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We open the week with an unexpected gift: The early registration discount for GeoAmericas 2016 has been extended to January 29. The conference, which is the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami. REGISTER ONLINE Highlights for the event include: 13 short courses 49 technical sessions, each of which averages 6 papers pe... »

Demtech Opens Equipment Warehouse and Service Center in Ohio

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Though Demtech Services, Inc. has well-established itself as an international manufacturer of and parts and service provider for geosynthetic installation equipment, its operations have been almost exclusively out of its headquarters in California. That is changing, now that the company has officially announced the opening of a major equipment warehouse and service center just south of Cleveland, ... »

IAGI / FGI Geomembrane Installation Guidelines

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) both have a long history of establishing field-improving protocols, such as certifications and standard. Now, they have created a joint project on geomembrane installation. The result is the release of three guidelines ready for immediate use by the field. Focused on factory-fabricated ge... »

SLIDESHOW: Brazil Workshop on Geomembrane Installation Quality

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By Bruno Pedroni and Chris Kelsey – On June 9, a two-day workshop on Geomembrane Installation Quality convened in São Paulo, Brazil. Organized and promoted by Geosynthetica and its sister publication Geosynthetica.net.br (a Portuguese-language online magazine), the workshop was held at the Engineering Institute. Expert instruction for “Qualidade na Instalação de Geomembranas” was provi... »

Geosynthetics Installation Workshop in Brazil

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Geosynthetica’s partner publication in Brazil—Geosynthetica.net.br—has organized a two-day training session on geosynthetic installation. “Qualidade Na Instalação De Geomembranas” will take place 9 – 10 June 2015 in São Paulo and feature expert instruction from Luduik Rosales, Indiara Giugni, and Julio Ferreira. DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER (PDF – Portuguese) The opportunity has already drawn nu... »

Geosynthetic Installation: 2015 IAGI Award Winners

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) held an awards ceremony in February in conjunction with the Geosynthetics 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon. The biannual gathering include four key awards recognizing different types of achievement in installations and emphasized the core points of quality that the non-profit professional association strives to promote and increase... »

INSTALLATION: Gold Mine Heap Leach Pad

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By American Environmental Group – AEG began work on providing geosynthetic installation services for a heap leach pad expansion project for a gold mine in northern Nevada. The mine encompasses a total of approximately 61,389 acres. Operations at the mine involve open pit mining and run-of-mine heap leaching of oxide ore from nearby pits. Phase I of the new leach pad expansion, on which AEG w... »

CQA Solutions, Ltd. Provides Michigan DEQ Education

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TOLEDO, Ohio – CQA Solutions, Ltd., an expert construction quality assurance (CQA), geosynthetics, earthworks consulting firm, recently led the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in a day-long professional development seminar. Key topics included the changing role of the CQA technician, common CQA misconceptions, and the importance of not diminishing the role of CQA as technology a... »

Geo-Synthetics LLC Owner Robert Groh Killed in Crash

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Robert Groh, President and Owner of Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Geo-Synthetics LLC, was one of two people killed in a small plane crash near Kirksville, Missouri late Tuesday. Groh was reportedly en route to Denver to meet with a client. Geo-Synthetics issued a statement on Wednesday: “Bob is remembered as man passionate about his business with a big heart for family, friends and employees. He embra... »

Geosynthetic Installers: 2013 Award Winners

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3 May 2013, St. Paul, MN – Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), a not-for-profit geotechnical professional association dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies, proudly announces the winners of the 2013 IAGI Installation Awards. The awards, which were presented during a special reception at Geosynthetics 2013 (1–4 April 2... »

“Catching Up With…” Issue 1

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geosynthetica's newest column tracks the travels, lectures, work, current research interests, and so forth of engineers and others working with geosynthetics. Issue 1 catches up with I-CORP INTERNATIONAL's Ian Peggs, who recently visited Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Korea for litigation, site and company visits, IAGI certification proctoring, industry discussions and much more. Read... »