IECA Issues 2018 Call for Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One has issued the IECA 2018 Call for Abstracts for its annual conference and exhibition (Environmental Connection). The most recent edition was held February 2017 in Atlanta. IECA 2018 will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Abstracts are due May 31. 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The 2018 Call includes a number of suggested topi... »

Hanes Geo Components Opens Saint Louis Branch

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Hanes Geo Components opened 2017 by officially announcing its acquisition of Canada-based Terrafix Geosynthetics (which will continue to operate under that name). The company is not letting its foot off the gas. It has announced the opening of a new Saint Louis branch. This is the second location for Hanes Geo in Missouri, with a Kansas City office having opening in August 2016. The company now bo... »

IECA Establishes a Canadian Chapter

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA)  has formed a Canadian chapter. The association is setting the chapter up to serve as Canada’s “essential educational and networking resource for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and stream protection and restoration.” “We believe that the large and diverse community in Canada will find value and benefits in the IEC... »

East Coast Erosion Control Looks West in New Partnership

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Erosion and sediment control materials manufacturer East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) is partnering with Valley Erosion Supply. The new venture gives the privately held, Pennsylvania-based company a manufacturing and distribution site in Montana for even more efficient service to markets in the Midwest and Western United States. “We are thrilled to partner wit... »

Jim Tanner Takes the Reins at Profile

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Jim Tanner is no stranger to the inner workings and business development success of Profile Products LLC. He has spent 18 years at the company, being part of its exceptional growth in providing in soil, water, and vegetation management solutions.  The company has announced that Jim Tanner has been named President. In his new role, he will also continue to serve at the company’s Chief Operating Off... »

Concrete Canvas Wins Major LNG Contract in Australia

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Concrete Canvas has won a major contract to supply its Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) for one of Australia’s largest resource projects: the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Western Australia. Worth more than US$1M, the contract supplies more than 32,000 m2 of Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) for a range of erosion control measures. The work is part of the long-term s... »

VIDEO: Geocell Solutions for Mining Applications

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Load support, slope remediation, stormwater control, and vegetated retaining walls: these are all mining applications for which highly effective, extremely durable, and easy-to-implement geocell solutions are available. Presto Geosystems’ video demonstrates some of the most common uses for the GEOWEB® Geocell System in the mining industry. These geocellular confinement systems are providing cost-s... »

Deadline Extension for Environmental Connection 2017

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A deadline extension has been announced for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) Environmental Conneciton 2017 conference. Presentation proposals are invited through June 15. NOTE: THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Environmental Connection 2017 will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual gathering is billed as the world’s largest s... »

Seattle Seminar: 5 Fundamentals for Land Rehabilitation

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On Wednesday, June 15, Profile Products and ACF West will present a high-quality seminar in Seattle: Five Fundamentals for Successful Land Rehabilitation Projects. Experts in agronomy, erosion control, and application of land rehabilitation materials will present on soil testing, vegetation species selection, erosion control selection, proper installation, and inspection and maintenance. Additiona... »

Environmental Connection 2017 Call for Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) will hold Environmental Connection 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual Environmental Connection gatherings are billed as the world’s largest soil and water conference and exhibition. IECA has issued its call for presentations. Abstracts due: May 31 Key Topics for Environmental Connection 2017 ... »

Improving Water with Catch Basin Donuts and Berms

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Water quality concerns are radically changing how municipalities manage runoff. A greater focus has been placed on preventing water from entering storm systems (e.g., through infiltration designs). Also, cities are increasingly turning to BMPs, such as catch basin donuts and berms, to remove sediment and other potential pollutants from entering the system. Canada-based BMP Supplies has been manufa... »

Dwayne Stenlund Wins Environmental Connection Presenter Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of its Environmental Connection 2016 Presenter of the Year award. Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC has been honored for his presentation “Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees.” The talk was presented twice and with strong audience support during the annual Environmental Connecti... »

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... »

Pan-American Mining Opportunities

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3rd Pan-Americ... »

Mine Engineering Presentations at GeoAmericas 2016

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. THE LIST BELOW details a number of the... »

6 Reasons to Attend IECA Environmental Connection 2016

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) Environmental Connection 2016 will be held February 16 – 19 in San Antonio, Texas. This is the world’s largest water and soil event and an essential, annual meeting point for all who are dedicated to or interact with erosion and sediment control engineering and technologies. Environmental Connection 2016 will include 130... »

George Koerner to Speak at Two Terrafix Seminars

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The annual terrafix® Winter Seminar Series delivers updated engineering and geosynthetic product information in a concise, free-to-attend seminar in multiple cities across Canada. This year’s program involves substantial updates, following significant changes in the market, standards, construction techniques, and other aspects that impact how to properly design with, specify, and use geosynt... »

Mining Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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When GeoAmericas 2016 convenes in April in Miami, one of its cornerstone topics will be mining engineering. The scale of mines has increased dramatically in the past decade, which has elevated the need for geosynthetics. The many ways in which geosynthetics help provide safer, stronger yields while enabling more cost-effective approaches—including for some staggering engineering—will be on full di... »

IECA Announces Environmental Award Winners

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the environmental award winners for the 2015 Environmental Achievement Award and the 2015 Outstanding Professional of the Year. Top honors have been given to the Bijou Area Erosion Control Project (Lake Tahoe area) and field veteran John McCullah. The presentation for the awards will take place February 17 during the Env... »

Environmental Connection 2016: Last Day for Early Bird Rate

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) annual conference will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Register for Environmental Connection 2016 by December 11 and save up to $200. REGISTER ONLINE The host site for the conference is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Organizers have arranged room blocks at four hotels near the conference center. ... »

Presto Geosystems and a LEED® First for Door County

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Wisconsin’s Door County is known for its natural beauty, with much of its economy tied to nature-related tourism and businesses. Despite its strong reputation, the area has not actually had a LEED® certified commercial building. That is changing, now that the 7,400 sq. ft. Ridges Sanctuary has been constructed with the support of Presto Geosystems’ porous pavement technologies and othe... »

Terrafix Winter Seminar Series 2015 – 2016

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terrafix® has made substantial updates to the engineering information in its annual Winter Seminar Series, making this year’s offerings more important even for those who have attended previously. Much is changing in the field, and the company has responded with welcomed state-of-practice updates for participants. The company has long sponsored educational seminars, including special sessions... »

Best Rate for Environmental Connection 2016

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) annual conference will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Register for Environmental Connection 2016 by December 11 and save up to $200. REGISTER ONLINE The host site for the conference is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Organizers have arranged room blocks at four hotels near the conference center. ... »

Three Field Tours at Environmental Connection

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Region One annual event, Environmental Connection, will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Organizers have announced three field trips affiliated with the conference for erosion and sediment control professionals. San Antonio River Improvements Project – Mission Reach The San Antonio River Improvements Project inc... »

Geotechnical Engineering Conference Tours DDRF

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) hosted the 46th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference (STGEC) 19 – 23 October 2015 in Greenville. Among the highlights of the event was a field trip to the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina, where attendees saw up-close how geosynthetics, plastic pipe, and erosion and sediment c... »