PODCAST: Proper Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Barrier Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has seen a strong increase geomembrane performance debate. The topics have looked roundly at performance in exposed environments, in buried service conditions (e.g., landfill lining), from installation perspectives, and much more. The Berlin 2 think-tank gathering in 2014 on HDPE geomembranes, Queen’s University’s barrier studies, and the Geosynthetic Institute’s ever-gr... »

Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems

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The recent increase in discussion on finer points to geomembrane installations (e.g., managing geomembrane wrinkling) has us revisiting stories on other significant points regarding geomembrane system performance. Here, we look at an article authored by Andrew Plowman (Varicore) about the importance of proper drainage and venting design and how it impacts the integrity of geosynthetic containment ... »

Looking Back: The Geosynthetics Risk Management Program

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In 2004, Geosynthetica’s Director Elizabeth Peggs, Lara Costa, and founder Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E. (I-CORP International) created a white paper that proposed a Geosynthetics Risk Management and Loss Control Program (GRMP). Targeting insurers of construction projects, the program aimed to establish the need for expert design review to prevent costly failures that might result from improper use... »

IECA Region One Board of Directors and By-Laws Changes

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Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association Region One membership voted to newly elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP; Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC. Koepke, Sanders and Schneider will begin their terms on the Board of Directors in February, alongside fellow members Brock Peters, CISEC; Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI; Julie Etra, CPES... »

39 Embassies Attend World Bioenergy 2014 Interest Meeting

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Representatives from 39 embassies and trade offices from around the world gathered at the beginning of December for the traditional get-together held by Elmia and the Swedish Bioenergy Association Svebio to focus on the latest news and innovations in bioenergy. Planning is also fully underway for World Bioenergy 2014, to be held 3–5 June 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden, featuring conferences, site visit... »

GSI October Webinar: Hydraulic Applications

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By Robert Koerner – Having closed out the four-part webinar series on MSE Walls, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will continue with its regularly scheduled GSI Webinars here in October. The upcoming webinars form a series focused on geosynthetic applications.  On 9 October 2013, the first of these begins with the topic “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications.” Sections of the w... »

Colorado Lining’s New Coating Division Manager

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PARKER, CO – Colorado Lining International, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Steve Pierson as their new Coating Division Manager. Steve will be located near Provo, Utah and will be focused on sales and service for CLI’s growing Coating Division. Steve comes to us from Fischer Epoxy Solutions, a division of Fisher Shotcrete, Inc., where he served as the Coatings Manager. He h... »