Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

Last Day to Register for Plastic Pipe Short Courses in Texas

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The extended registration period for the corrugated and solid wall plastic pipe training courses in Austin, Texas comes to a close on October 2. The two 1.5-day sessions, which are part of Pipe Week professional development activities, will feature expert instruction on pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performa... »

Plastic Pipe Training Courses Include PPI Experts

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Pipe Week returns with two 1.5-day plastic pipe training courses. The events will be held at TRI Environmental’s Austin, Texas campus. Both corrugated (October 6 – 7) and solid wall plastic pipe (October 8 – 9) will be addressed. Major topics include pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performanc... »

Pipe Week Courses, October 6 – 9

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Pipe Week returns with two 1.5-day short courses to be held at TRI Environmental’s Austin, Texas campus. Both corrugated (October 6 – 7) and solid-wall plastic pipe (October 8 – 9) will be addressed. Major topics include pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performance, long-term hydrostatic stren... »

EPA Finalizes Clean Water Rule

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The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on May 27 that a long battle to update and expand the protection of the Clean Water Act to all like waters in the US has, at least for a moment, come to a close. A final rule—the Clean Water Rule—has been accepted. This follows debate and litigation going back nearly 15 years. The EPA worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the updated rule, w... »

Inaugural Report from IGS Technical Committee on Filtration

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has established multiple technical committees to facilitate even stronger exchange of information between its global members. The IGS Technical Committee on Filtration has issued its first report and set its leadership positions for 2015 – 2018. As standards change and technologies improve, TCs like the filtration group provide a forum for connecting e... »

What’s Old Is New: Geosynthetics International Adds Volumes 1 – 9 Online

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Geosynthetics International, which has become one of the most respected geotechnical engineering journals in the world, is finally making its first nine volumes (1994 – 2002) available for online access. Dr. Richard J. Bathurst announced on the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) website in a November 20 posting that the IGS and the journal’s publisher, Thomas Telford, had come t... »

GSE Environmental Names Robert Preston CEO

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HOUSTON — GSE Holdings, Inc. (“GSE” or the “Company”), the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced that Robert Preston has been appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Preston will also join the Company’s Board of Directors as Chairma... »

Last Chance to Register! October 8 Geofilters Webinar

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes end of day, October 7, 2014) Membe... »

October 8 NAGS Webinar – Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

Fannin to Present NAGS Webinar on Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

REMINDER: July 9 Geocomposites Webinar with NAGS

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On July 9 (Wednesday), the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host a live webinar on “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” The geocomposites-focused session will be hosted by NAGS President Robert Mackey, P.E., a veteran of the geosynthetics field with nearly 30 years of civil and environmental engineering experience. He is a long-time, active member of the International Ge... »

NAGS Announces Drainage Nets and Geocomposites Webinar

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The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) has announced the second in its 2014 Webinar Series. On 9 July 2014, Robert Mackey will present “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” This webinar follows March 2014’s highly successful webinar from Kerry Rowe on GCLs. Online education and professional development is one of NAGS’ major initiatives this year, with hig... »

Geotextile E-Learning Modules Offered by Propex

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Propex™ has launched a new series of e-learning training modules focused on woven geotextiles. The modules include profiles of applications, benefits, and installation notes from the company’s Geotex® Wovens line. ACCESS THE E-LEARNING PORTAL The Geotex® Wovens 101 is available on Propexglobal.com, Geotextile.com, and Propexplus.com. A Nonwovens 101 module is also available. Questions on this trai... »

New GSE Drainage Product Line Debuts

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Earlier this year, GSE announced the acquisition of SynTec Corporation, a leading manufacturer of geosynthetic drainage and reinforcement products. The addition of SynTec added new and innovative technology to our existing line of GSE drainage products.  Now, after many months of planning and collaboration among our engineers, product managers, and market managers, we are pleased to roll out GSE&#... »

“Koerner’s Korner” on MSE Wall Failures

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“Koerner’s Korner” returns! Dr. Robert Koerner of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) shares updates on and insight from GSI’s work. In this installment, he discusses MSE wall failures and the new GSI webinar series–the first four sessions of which address MSE wall design and performance issues. – Geosynthetica ** It is generally known that there have been a number... »

Dhani Narejo Returns to Consulting

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A familiar name is returning to the geosynthetics expert consulting ranks. After a short stint with an international geosynthetics manufacturer, Dhani Narejo, P.E., Ph.D., is now available without restrictions for geotechnical and geosynthetics-related consulting work. Narejo has more than 15 years of experience in the field and holds a considerable background in drainage and seepage design, slope... »

Congessman Latta Tours Local Pipe Manufacturing Plant

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FINDLAY, Ohio – Congressman Robert E. Latta (R–OH) toured the Findlay manufacturing plant of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), located in his 5th Congressional District of Ohio to gain a better understanding of what local businesses need to prosper. He also learned from ADS executives how the company identifies employees with the exact skills needed to continue the growth of ADS. “I wan... »