PVDs for Soil Improvement: Projects in Egypt and Mexico

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By Namrata Bichewar – Prefabricated vertical drains are geocomposite drainage materials with an inner core of polypropylene wrapped in a nonwoven geotextile filter fabric. TechFab’s TechDrain PVDs are jointless versions of this high-performing class of products. The brand is available in corrugated and fishbone varieties. All PVDs should have high permeability and a sufficiently high drainage capa... »

ACIGS Seminar Series to Focus on Drainage Geocomposite Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society Australasian Chapter (ACIGS) will host a multi-city seminar series on drainage geocomposite systems. The seminar will be held in Melbourne on November 27, Sydney on November 28, and Brisbane on November 29. In announcing the series, ACIGS writes: In response to the increasing use of drainage geocomposites systems as a drainage solution and the increasingly c... »

CCR-Oriented GSE CoalDrain Geocomposite Earns Patent

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The expansion of coal combustion residuals handling and storage work in the United States, in the wake of new regulations, has led to a strong growth in engineered materials and services developed for CCR work. GSE Environmental developed the GSE CoalDrain, a highly engineered geocomposite designed specifically for coal combustion residuals. The US Patent Office has awarded the company its officia... »

Geotechnical Software Tools from Maccaferri

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In its February 2015 newsletter, international geosynthetics and affiliated civil technologies manufacturer Maccaferri focused on two geotechnical software tools. These products are dedicated to assisting pavement design and improving fluid drainage. DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE NEWSLETTER (PDF) Visit Maccaferri’s Design Software Page The publication is part of a special supplement created by Macc... »