Water Resource Engineering

Tensar Makes the Grade

Over at What's New in Building (WNIBi) they've picked up a piece from Tensar International on the Burnley Further and Higher Education by College construction project. The £81 million development saved considerably in time and money with reinforcement geogrids and wall system technologies that Tensar has used on other brownfields projects. Learn more here.; »

August 21: Earn 8 PDHs

The next Civil Applications and Design Seminar from Tensar is 21 August 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama. Topics may include geosynthetics in pavement design, reflective cracking reduction, waste containment applications, foundations, steep slope stability, design and construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, and wastewater treatment. Participants can earn up to 8 PDH credits. Learn mo... »

2008-2009 GSI Fellowship Awardees

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced the winners of the 2008-2009 GSI Fellowship Awards. Each fellowship carries a $10,000, renewable stipend. A list of the students and topics--and contact information for the next fellowship call--is available here. »

Design Note: Secondary Containment with Fuel Tanks

Ian Peggs of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL has submitted a 23-point design note on fuel tank secondary containment design. Of particular interest is the considerations that one must make when using geomembranes. Construction quality assurance (CQA) through electrical integrity surveys is encouraged...but it's successful only if the design is executed properly. »

ASTM Update – August 2008

Our former quarterly reports on ASTM Standards and Work Items updates are now monthly to keep pace with ASTM's activity and to contain the page size for better readability. The first installment in August 2008's weekly updates include three revised standards from Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and 15 revised standards and one work item from Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. »

Feature Box: IECA Field Day at Denver Downs

The 28 July - 3 August feature box on geosynthetica.net looks at the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Southeast Chapter Training and Field Days.TRI/Environmental’s Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) will host the Field Day half of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter's Training and Field Days. The chapter event will be held 7-8 October 2008 in... »

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