Persistence of GMA Pays off with WRRDA Passage

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The effort to get geosynthetics specifically mentioned in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) extends back many years. It began, in fact, roughly seven years ago following the passage of the last major water resource bill. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) had drafted a strategic plan in 2004 that identified a need for a stronger voice at the federal government policy... »

Environmental Benefits of Nonwoven Geotextiles and Crop Covers

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19 May 2014 – Brussels, Belgium – EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, today launched the first two in a series infographics.  These images are drawn from a study of the role different types of nonwovens play in our lives, and their effect and impact, highlighting that nonwovens not only play a huge part in our lives, but in how we live them. TodayR... »

Strata Announces Geocell Production in India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra – Ever since Strata Geosystems ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.‘s establishment in India, it has striven to provide eco-friendly and economical geotechnical solutions to the Indian construction marketplace. Strata’s relentless efforts to provide better solutions has resulted in an innovative soil reinforcement system in its newly established manufacturing unit at DamanR... »

Raven Industries Greens Downtown Sioux Falls with Planted Green Roof

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Sioux Falls, SD – The renovated headquarters of Raven Industries (Nasdaq: RAVN) will soon be housed under plants. Next week, a living, planted roof will be installed as part of a plan to green the entire facility. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the green roof system, which will be installed on April 15-16, 2014. The modular green roof system will be delivered fully grown b... »

CQA Week Expands Opportunities and Improves Installations

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The growing issues and opportunities in construction quality assurance (CQA) will be explored on two sides of the world in March and April. From March 25 – 28, CQA Week and its affiliated professional training and certification opportunities will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast. Approximately 8,200 miles and two weeks later, CQA Week events will take place in Austin, Texas (April 14 – 18, CQA We... »

PROJECT: Koralm Tunnel Liner, Austria

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By AGRU – With a total length of 130 km, the Koralm railway, anchored by the extraordinary Koralm Tunnel, links the Austrian cities of Graz and Klagenfurt. It is an important part of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, which connects the Baltic and Adriatic Seas. As such, the Koralm railway is a major transport infrastructure project, not only for Austria but Europe as a whole. The new high-speed ... »

AMI: Global PE Market Changing Dramatically Due to Shale Gas

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26 February 2014 – According to a recently published study by leading industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), among the factors that will significantly impact the growth of PE film usage as well as the level of global trade in finished film will be shale gas development in the U.S. This will lead to major reduction in the cost of PE resin in addition to reducing the ... »

EMPLOYMENT: CQA Market Development in Mining, Energy, and Waste

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CQA Solutions, Ltd. (http://cqasolutions.co), a leader in containment construction quality assurance (CQA), is looking to expand our field services department in the Mining, Energy, Shale Gas, and Waste Containment sectors.  We seek established professionals with a vast industry network within one or more of these market sectors for sales and business development positions. Please submit resume to... »

10ICG Receives More Than 500 Abstracts

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) will be held 21-25 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted by IGS Germany, the conference is expected to set some impressive participation levels. It is being co-located with the German Geotechnical Society‘s (DGGT) biennial conference (the Baugrundtagung)... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pietro Rimoldi on 80m High Reinforced Wall

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In a 9-minute interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Maccaferri‘s Pietro Rimoldi discusses an extraordinary hybrid reinforced wall design utilized in Sikkim, India. The result is an 80m high structure at the Sikkim Airport–a critical access point in a region largely cutoff by geography. Further complicating the design is the seismic activity. Despite a 6.9-magnitude eart... »

Seismic Behavior of Hybrid Reinforced Soil High Walls and Slopes

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By Pietro Rimoldi, A.D. Gharpure, and R.R. Mahajan – Reinforced soil walls offer economic advantages over conventional mass gravity wall systems as the height of the wall increases. The cost of reinforcement constitutes an important part of the total cost of a reinforced soil retaining wall and can be as great as about 25% of the cost of the wall, depending on the wall height, backfill type,... »

Dam Construction: “At the Hub of It All”

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A new seawater pumped storage plant is set to play a central role in an ambitious energy export scheme known as MAREX. Irish company Organic Power gives more details about the development taking place on Glinsk Mountain in County Mayo. The project design includes a geomembrane composite system. From the article: >> This is formed from an impermeable PVC geomembrane laminated during manufactu... »

Geosynthetics in South Africa: April 2013 GIGSA News

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), has published its April 2013 GIGSA Newsletter. This edition continues the chapter’s traditional strong project stories, industry insight and opportunities, and trends in regulations. Feature stories here focus on tailings dam construction, a letter from new GIGSA pre... »

IGS Spain Announces Geosintec Iberia 1 (Spanish)

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Durante los días 5 y 6 de Noviembre de 2013, Sevilla será la sede del Congreso Geosintec Iberia1, organizado por el Capítulo Español de la International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) con la colaboración de otras instituciones, oficiales y privadas. El Capítulo Español de la International Geosynthetics Society convoca y tiene el placer de invitarle a asistir al Congreso Geosintec Iberia1, que tendrá ... »

SAS Signs an Agreement with GSE to Distribute GSE Products in the Civil Construction Market

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geosynthetica.net Underwriter, Gundle/SLT Environmental, Inc. (GSE), a leading global provider of geosynthetic lining solutions, products and services headquartered in Houston, Texas is pleased to announce an agreement with Synthetic Aggregate Systems, LLC (SAS) headquartered in Havre De Grace, Maryland for the distribution of GSE geosynthetic products into the Civil Construction market. The agre... »