Geocells Create Sloped Greenroof in India

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By Strata Geosystems (India) – Greenroofs have continued to gain support in the roofing community. They meet the goal for higher performance buildings. They provide a sustainability angle for large and small structures. They reduce stormwater runoff in hardscape environments. And, greenroofs provide visual aesthetics. As an essentially vegetated landscape on a flat or sloped roof, greenroofs are s... »

Project: HDPE Geomembranes Secure Storage Basin in Mexico

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An intense dry season across the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico, led to a water shortage in the community of El Muerto and San Juan. Without sufficient rainfall, the danger was that the future supply from the reservoirs would be incrementally reduced. To be prepared for these eventualities, a storage basin was proposed to collect water, storing it for future use when required. The contractor, San... »

Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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By Fred Gassner – In the past decade, Australia has developed large coal seam gas (CSG) resources.  Golder has been closely involved in the water management part of this development, with the temporary storage of shallow groundwater that is liberated as part of the gas extraction process. The groundwater is saline and the soils generally are highly dispersive so most of the extracted water is stor... »

GSI White Paper 32 on HDPE Geomembranes

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The Geosynthetic Insitute (GSI) has accomplished a lot internationally with its generic specifications, often filling a void in or setting the stage for ASTM or ISO standardization developments in geosynthetics. One of the most significant specifications released by GSI’s Geosynthetic Research Institute is the GRI-GM13 Specification for HDPE Geomembranes. GSI White Paper 32, released early this ye... »

Solmax Introduces White Geomembranes

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25 March 2013 – Varennes, QC – Solmax, positioned among the top three worldwide leaders in the manufacturing of geomembranes, introduces its WHITE GEOMEMBRANE SERIES—a product with the particularity of a UV-resistant and light-reflective superior white layer. The coextrusion of the white coating can be made to all of our product series: HDPE, LLDPE, Premium HD & Conductive. Solmax will be pres... »

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... »