New Issue, New Format for IGS News

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The International Geosynthetics Society has published its latest issue of IGS News (Volume 33, Issue #2), and with the email announcement of the PDF issue’s availability is word of a new format. The email announcement included direct links to the individual stories as published on the IGS website. The new format is a welcomed update, retaining the traditional archive of material in a single, downl... »

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... »

Titan Environmental Containment Continues to Strengthen Business

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In a little under a decade of operation, Manitoba-headquartered Titan Environmental Containment has built a strong team and reputation, with operations expanding to cover all of Canada and the United States. Titan’s portfolio of geosynthetics and steel tanks and its deeply experience installation team have given it important supply and installation contracts in mining, oil and gas, agriculture, en... »

Strata Adds Phil McGoldrick as International Sales Manager

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Strata Systems has grown significantly in its international presence in recent years. Growth has followed a steady and diverse plan in developing product lines (e.g., StrataWeb®), investing in emerging markets (e.g., Indian and Brazilian infrastructure), and adding people. The company has just announced the addition of an industry veteran as Strata’s new International Sales Manager: Phil McGoldric... »

Railway Engineering Focus in Geofabrics Journal

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The February 2015 issue of Geofabrics Journal, published by Geofabrics Australasia, includes a significant focus on railway engineering, including project notes and the many geotechnical solutions within them that utilize geosynthetics. The rounded view of rail works profiles materials, issues of track and subsoil integrity, and Australia’s infrastructure needs—all of which can be extended to unde... »

A Hydrostatic Pressure-Resistant Tunnel Lining in Bavaria

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By NAUE Geosynthetics – As part of the Deutsche Einheit (German Unification) Traffic Project 8.1, the Deutsche Bahn Netz AG (German Railways) ordered the construction of the Höhnberg and Füllbach tunnels on the Coburg-South section of the new twin-track line between Ebensfeld and Erfurt. The two tunnels cross one another with a vertical offset of 16m, which meant an enormous challenge for th... »

Riding the Rails: Track Extension on Composite, Biaxial Geogrids

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By Sam Bhat – The Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) wanted to build an additional 6-track extension at the Transcona yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Heavy rail cars were expected to pass over this extension area, but the site was not situated on ideal soils for further railway development. CN Rail discovered quickly that the track extension project would need to be delayed while it returned to the e... »