Waterproof Membranes 2017 Call for Presentations

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AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2017, the 11th installment in the annual series and issued a call for presentations. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes (e.g., geomembranes). It will be held 14 – 16 November 2017 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. VISIT... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Geomembrane Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting Special Session

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During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016, Istanbul), Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging and Ballasting During Geomembrane Liner Installation.” The session is one of seven Specialty Sessions to be held at the conference, which is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Presentations for the geomembrane wrinkles session include: Managi... »

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... »

Panelists Sought for Liner Installation Session

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During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting during Geomembrane Liner Installation.” Interested contributors are encouraged to contact Dr. Peggs. The format for the session will involve six 5-minute presentations followed by an hour of group discussion with the audience. ... »

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... »

CQA Solutions Adds John Beeman as Head of Business Development

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Big announcements keep coming for CQA Solutions. The company has added veteran John Beeman as its Head of Business Development. This announcement follows last month’s release of a new, multi-tiered certification program for geosynthetics installation and construction quality assurance personnel. Beeman brings to his new post more than 25 years of experience in the geosynthetics field. He mos... »

INTERVIEW: An Insurance Policy for Geosynthetic Installations

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CQA Solutions (CQAS) has built a strong reputation in the geosynthetics field for its approach to quality assurance on geosynthetic installations. This has included pioneering work on the “zero leak” strategy at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, which is now in its seventh leak-free year. Beyond the company’s impressive site work, CQAS has developed software to improve documentation (Supe... »

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, ... »

Training Lectures and Panel Discussions at GeoAmericas 2016

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The 49 technical sessions at the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) will include multiple high-quality panel discussions and training lectures. Diverse topics address geosynthetic installation, the market for geosynthetics in Latin America, NCMA design and inspection recommendations for SRWs, FHWA perspective, reinforced soil wall in tiered configurations, embankments ... »

CLI Opens Geomembrane Fabrication Facility in California

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Colorado Lining International has opened a new geomembrane fabrication facility in California. The strategic location—Colton, California—will serve customers in the western United States even more efficiently, with excellent access to major roadways. The new facility is also less than two hours from four major ports: Long Beach, Hueneme, Los Angeles, and San Diego. “The additional fabricatio... »

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... »

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... »

CQA Solutions Adds Partner from Palo Verde Work

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The high-level geomembrane installation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (2009 – 2013) has been well documented, particularly for its “Zero Leaks” approach. Glen Toepfer of CQA Solutions, Ltd. was instrumental on the CQA side of meeting that enormous goal. His company has now announced the addition of Mr. Shabbir Pittalwala as a consulting partner. Pittalwala was also closely involved ... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

CQA’s SuperTek Earns Microsoft Gold Certification

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CQA Solutions, creator of the SuperTek software validation system for construction quality assurance work in geosynthetics, has earned Microsoft Gold Certification for the product’s developer, NextSphere Technologies. The recognition is a top-tier app development certification from Microsoft. SuperTek provides real-time data collection and validation, such as for tracking geomembrane panel install... »

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... »

Toepfer Publishes Book on CQA and Geosynthetics Installation

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Glen Toepfer’s years in construction quality assurance (CQA) have brought him to a diverse range of geosynthetics installation sites. From conventional landfill and pond liner projects to the massive, multi-layer “zero leak” strategy of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Toepfer has seen the good, bad, and ugly that geotechnical engineering works can offer. His field insights have be... »

Leister Debuts New GEOSTAR Wedge Welder at Geosynthetics 2015

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CHICAGO — February 17 — Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot air equipment, will debut its new GEOSTAR wedge welder to the North American geosynthetics audience at Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Ore.,  February 17 – 18. Faster, lighter, smarter –the new GEOSTAR wedge welder produces the perfect weld of thermoplastic sheets. “Fast and economical plastic we... »