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... »

VIDEO: Rockfall Protection Wall in Val d’Isère

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Last year Geosynthetica profiled NAUE’s rockfall protection wall design in Val d’Isère, a renowned winter sports region in Southeastern France. Now, the company has released video of the construction and finished work. The geosynthetic reinforcement project enabled the Val d’Isère area, situated at 1800m above sea level, to host World Cup skiing this past winter. The Val d’Isère Projec... »

Webinar: MSE Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) reminds readers that November 11 is the next date to take part in the popular webinar on MSE Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection. Mechanically Stabilized Earth structures with geosynthetic reinforcements have become an enormous market across multiple infrastructure segments. Proper inspection and knowledge of them is essential to ensuring safety and durabi... »

Reinforced Rockfall Protection Bund in Val d’Isère

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By NAUE Geosynthetics – Val d’Isère in Southeastern France is famous as a winter sports area. But the beautiful mountains surrounding the valley, which is situated at an altitude of 1,800m, have a dark side: falling rocks! NAUE Secugrid® geogrids helped enable a protection bund to be constructed despite severe space limitations. The district of La Daille posed the main problem. Increas... »

Geosynthetic Institute June Short Courses

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has opened registration for its next geosynthetics training sessions. To be held at the Folsom, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) headquarters of GSI, the following courses will be offered: QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities – Thursday, 19 June 2014 Construction Inspection of MSE Walls, Berms and Slopes – Friday, 20 June 2014 All GSI one-day courses c... »