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Conference Review - Environmental Connection 2015
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REVIEW: Environmental Connection 2015 – New Format, Excellent Benefits

By Elizabeth Peggs – I confess that when I heard “February in Portland” I quietly questioned a few things about the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) 2015 conference! My reservations were immediately offset by the second part of the same announcement: IECA had opted to co-locate its 2015 Environmental Connection conference with IFAI’s biennial Geosynth... »

High-Strength Geotextiles in Infrastructure
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High-Strength Geotextiles Flex Their Muscle

Geotextiles have been developed and installed in civil engineering projects since the 1950s. Largely emerging in response to flooding and storm events in the Netherlands and the United States, these synthetic “technical textiles” have grown substantially in use. They commonly provide cushioning and protection, filtration and drainage, and soil separation characteristics. Few geosynthetic-related p... »

CQA of Geosynthetics Installations by Glen W. Toepfer
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Toepfer Publishes Book on CQA and Geosynthetics Installation

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 Geostar Wedge Welder
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Leister Debuts New GEOSTAR Wedge Welder at Geosynthetics 2015

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... »

Corrugated Plastic Pipe Short Course
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TRI Announces Plastic Pipe Short Course for April

Mario Paredes, P.E., spent nearly 20 years working for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). His career there included a 6-year post as Florida’s State Corrosion Engineer, which included a broad level of responsibility for oversight of material durability, such as in plastic pipe applications. He’s now joined TRI Environmental as a Senior Engineer, and on April 22 and 23 he̵... »

Free Expo Passes to Environmental Connection 2015
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Free Expo Passes to Environmental Connection 2015

Geosynthetica has 25 expo hall passes to give away to Environmental Connection 2015. The event, which is hosted by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One, will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The expo will be held February 17 – 18. The first 25 to register for the expo-only option and use Geosynthetica’s special coupon code (trailblaze)... »

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