A New Geogrid Line and Global Market Honor for NAUE

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In recent years, NAUE has truly staked its claim as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of geosynthetics through a series of high-impact activities. The company has invested significantly in facilities, efficiency endeavors, and manufacturing technology. It achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification in Germany, SAMM accreditation in Malaysia, BBA Certification for a high-streng... »

GeoAmericas 2020 Extends Abstracts Deadline to June 26

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be held 26 – 29 April 2020 in historic Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The conference has grown steadily in scope, attendance, and reputation since its inaugural gathering in Mexico City (2008). Subsequent iterations in Lima (2012) and Miami (2016) showed strong attendance growth and raised signi... »

Presto Geosystems Seeks Technical Manager

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology in the late 1970s. Today, the manufacturer continues its growth in geotechnical applications and is currently searching for a Technical Manager located at their corporate headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsi... »

Raven’s New 7-Layer Extrusion Line Enhances VOC Barriers

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Raven Industries boasts a strong track record of manufacturing innovations and especially in regard to multi-layer barrier materials for geotechnical applications. The company has announced another advance in 7-layer extrusion. The Engineered Films Division has completed the installation and qualification of a new 7-layer extrusion line. The line is based in Raven’s state-of-the-art facility in Si... »

GSI White Paper 41 – Sustainability and Geosynthetics

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The Geosynthetic Institute‘s first white paper of 2019 focuses on one of the biggest issues in contemporary conversation: sustainability. GSI White Paper 41 is concerned with “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.” In this, the authors are less concerned with IF this is possible ... »

GSI White Paper 40 – Geosynthetics and Pavement Design Methods

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The Geosynthetic Institute had a particularly busy 2018 with White Papers, issuing five of them. All of them are worth reading. One that particularly caught our eye, however, was the 30 November 2018 release of White Paper 40. The document, “Status of Pavement Design Methods Used by U.S. DOTs and Inclusion of Geosynthetics Therein,” provides a concise survey of practices throughout the... »

International Management Moves Highlight HUESKER’s Expansion

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Following a few years of significant manufacturing investments around the world, HUESKER has announced major transitions in its international management team. Sven Schröer, who has led an enormous endeavor at HUESKER Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina—including tripling the primary US manufacturing site’s space—will return to the global headquarters in Gescher, Germany, where he will now serve as a... »

Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

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By 2041, the City of Vancouver is expected to grow by another million residents to a total population of 3.4 million. The increased population will weigh heavily on the city’s existing infrastructure, requiring upgrades or new developments to fill the gap. Wastewater treatment is one of these areas. The expansion of the Annacis Island wastewater treatment facility is a strong example of how the ci... »

The Importance of Packaging Systems in Geosynthetic Quality

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Frequently, articles, brochures, podcasts, and other communications highlight the importance of various quality control and quality assurance steps in geosynthetics. These steps take place in the selection of raw materials, the manufacturing process, material handling, site installation, and post-installation monitoring. However, of all the steps profiled, we rarely encounter a mention of packagin... »

Geocell Slope Protection for Commercial Reservoir Update

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The L&T Knowledge City at Vadodara in Gujarat is the hub of several key businesses for the corporation, which controls a broad portfolio of hydrocarbon and power-related businesses. The Gujarat site utilized the support of a commercial reservoir, but when it became difficult to clean and maintain due to soil erosion and turbidity, a rehabilitation design was needed. Geocell slope protection wa... »

Anchoring Alternative Closure Systems

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Artificial turf barrier systems combine the well-documented high performance of a geosynthetic capping design with an aesthetic synthetic grass surface. These systems have become an increasingly common way of meeting regulatory requirements in closure designs for landfills, coal ash cells, and other environmentally sensitive containment applications. Solmax’s LiteEarthTM is one of the alternative ... »

Titan Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Concrete Canvas in Canada

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Titan Environmental Containment has been on a sharp growth trajectory in geosynthetics over the past few years through product development and facility expansion initiatives. Now, the company is linking up with another major growth company, Concrete Canvas®. Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. has been announced as the exclusive rights distributor for Concrete Canvas® GCCM products in Canada. Geo... »

IGS Establishes Zornberg Lecture for GeoAmericas

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Congratulations are due to International Geosynthetics Society Past President Jorge Zornberg! Dr. Zornberg, P.E., F.ASCE,  is one of the most influential and active practitioners in geosynthetics. A new lecture series, the Zornberg Lecture, has been established. In an announcement on its website, the IGS notes that the lecture has been created in recognition of “Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major contribu... »

Raven Shares Palos Verdes Reservoir Article Series

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The Palos Verdes Reservoir has been part of Los Angeles County’s extensive water service network since the late 1930s. The avocado-shaped facility, with a depth of 75 feet, provides 360 million gallons of water storage. To keep it operating efficiently and to extend its service life greatly, a plan was approved to make significant changes and upgrades. In 2016, Geosynthetics Magazine invited Raven... »

Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI’s Project Management

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The largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, Environmental Specialties International, has added Ryan Bunch to its team as Project Manager. Bunch brings something quite unique to ESI’s project management approach: 14 years of gas and electric utilities expertise. It’s a client perspectivethat will continue to build on ESI’s project communication and execut... »

Protecting EPS Geofoam in Transportation with Geomembranes

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Raven Engineered Films has issued a new technical paper: Advanced Geomembrane Technology for Enhanced Protection of EPS Geofoam in Transportation Systems. The publication is part of the company’s technical library and openly available resources for the geosynthetics and civil engineering fields. DOWNLOAD A COPY IN PDF PROTECTING EPS GEOFOAM WITH GEOMEMBRANES Raven’s paper examines the effectivenes... »

4 Ways Geosynthetics Outperform Aggregates in Roadworks

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Maccaferri has released a new white paper on the use of geosynthetics in roadworks. The document was released at the 79th Annual Session of Indian Road Congress and includes real-life applications of geosynthetics, a discussion of advantages, and how geosynthetics outperform conventional aggregates. The company is one of the largest producers of geosynthetics and affiliated geotechnical materials ... »

Solmax Enhances Oil and Gas Pipeline Protection

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Through a partnership with Rock Armour LLC, Solmax is furthering its presence in the oil and gas market. The company has unveiled an innovative rockshield pipeline protection solution for midstream oil and gas assets: RockArmour™. The conductive geomembrane material is designed to shield pipelines from rock impact damage during backfilling and soil disturbance after pipeline installation. The syst... »

Register Now for Essential Containment Systems Courses

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When CQA Week attendees gather in Austin, Texas 7 – 12 April 2019, they’ll have four high-end courses to choose from and two key certification opportunities. Two of the courses in particular are helping add containment systems expertise to the field at a time when more professionals are needed to support the demand: Liner Integrity Survey / Assessment Training (April 7) Slope Stability... »

Tengiz Oil Field Expansion Supported by High-Strength Geotextiles

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Tengiz is an oil and gas field in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan, 350 km southeast of the city of Atyrau. Since 1991, Tengiz’s oil and gas processing plant and oil field has operated. It has become one of the country’s most important production and refining areas and is strategically located near the mouth of the Ural River and the Caspian Sea. In recent years, Tengiz has seen substantial reinves... »

Geosynthetics CQA Training and Certification Events – April 2019

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TRI Environmental will host four geosynthetics CQA training courses and two certification opportunities 7 – 12 April 2019 in Austin, Texas. The events are part of the next CQA Week. Construction Quality Assurance experts in projects utilizing geosynthetics ensure the effectiveness of the materials and their role in providing long-term service lives and economical performance. Major infrastru... »

Asphalt Interlayer Association Releases Video Series

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Asphalt interlayer technologies have contributed substantially to extending pavement service lives and reducing project costs and installation maintenance needs. To further the dialogue on these materials and applications, the Asphalt Interlayer Association has released a series of succinct, highly accessible, and informative videos. ASPHALT INTERLAYER ASSOCIATION LEADS THE WAY In the first of the... »

New Manufacturing Facility Shows India’s Rise in Geosynthetics

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India’s fast-developing economy and large population places extra pressure on the nation to execute large-scale infrastructure development. The resulting investment in roadways, railways, power-grid expansion, and water resources creates a strong market for geosynthetics domestically.  Bolstered by these projects, India has also become a center for geosynthetics production, both for local use and ... »

Solmax Unifies Its Global Brand under One Name

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When Solmax announced its acquisition of GSE Environmental in December 2017, the geosynthetics field and containment market professionals were unsure of how to interpret the move. Both companies were seen as giants in the world market, but GSE was perceived to be the larger entity. While they both had similar corporate cultures from a quality and innovation perspective, they had developed their ow... »

10 Years Ago, Watershed Geo Significantly Changed Closure Applications

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A decade ago, options in closure applications changed dramatically with the debut of two unique systems: one was an exposed membrane with thin-film photovoltaic (solar energy) cells adhered to the membrane surface; the other combined geomembrane and synthetic turf layers. Both systems provided green engineering benefits, strong stormwater shedding performance, and long-term cost savings. Only one ... »