INTERVIEW: An Insurance Policy for Geosynthetic Installations

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CQA Solutions (CQAS) has built a strong reputation in the geosynthetics field for its approach to quality assurance on geosynthetic installations. This has included pioneering work on the “zero leak” strategy at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, which is now in its seventh leak-free year. Beyond the company’s impressive site work, CQAS has developed software to improve documentation (Supe... »

Geogrid Earns Environmental Product Declaration for First Time

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Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in the construction industry. At the same time, sustainable building also involves the use of sustainable building materials. As the first manufacturer of geosynthetics, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH based in Gescher, Germany, has been awarded the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its geogrid Fortrac® T by the IBU – Institute Constructi... »

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... »

Great Connections 2014 Announces Keynote Speakers, Opens Registration

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Online registration has opened for Great Connections 2014! This new water quality and stormwater management conference from two IECA Chapters will be held 29 April – 1 May 2014 in Davenport, Iowa. The conference organizers have also announced the keynote speakers: Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh and now a Senior Resident Fellow for Urban Development with the Urban Land Institute (ULI)... »

Great Connections 2014 at the Heart of Stormwater Management

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By Rebecca Kauten – The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of IECA represent nine American states (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MO, NE, OH, WI) and one Canadian province (ON). The region is characterized by old industry, overstressed underground stormwater systems, strong wetlands and conservation policies, agricultural runoff challenges, wind-induced soil erosion, and riverside urban redevelopmen... »

Great Connections 2014 Bridges Two Key IECA Chapters

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A new conference is coming to address the future of changing stormwater regulations, MS4 design and implementation, community response to new approaches and other key issues in stormwater management and sustainability. Great Connections 2014 will be held 29 April – 1 May 2014 in Davenport, Iowa at the Radisson Quad City Plaza. The event is a joint workshop and exhibition from the Great Lakes and G... »