Erosion Control Technology Council Marks 25 Years

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In a November 15 release, the Erosion Control Technology Council has marked its 25 years of industry collaboration towards better erosion and sediment control practices. “Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts,” the organization writes, “the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group of people... »

ECTC Revises the Rolled Erosion Control Products Specification

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The Erosion Control Technology Council provides a voice for the large field of professionals who focus on engineering solutions to control soil loss and assist with vegetation establishment.  One of the effective tools ECTC has developed is a Rolled Erosion Control Products specification. The organization announced in late August that its members have revised the RECP spec. The Rolled Erosion Cont... »

Stormwater Equipment Manufactures Association 2017-2018 Board

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The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) has announced its 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors. President: Derek Berg (Contech Engineered Solutions) Vice President: Fred Kraekel (Hydro International) Treasurer: Dan Fajman (Fresh Creek Technologies) At-Large: Ernie Carrasco (OldCastle Precast, Inc.) At-Large: John Moll (CrystalStream Technologies) At-Large: Will Harris (Bio Clean... »

2017 IAGI Installation Awards Winners

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During Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers announced the winners of its 2017 IAGI Installation Awards. The not-for-profit geotechnical organization is dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies. The IAGI Installation Awards recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers and help the industry tell the story... »

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

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The geosynthetics field has lost one of its champions in the Americas. On April 8, consulting engineer and educator Rafael Rocha passed away. Rocha was a constant fixture at geosynthetics events in North America and an avid supporter of technology transfer and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). For more than 20 years, he worked hard to improve the availability of training seminars thro... »

Geosynthetic Installation: 2015 IAGI Award Winners

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) held an awards ceremony in February in conjunction with the Geosynthetics 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon. The biannual gathering include four key awards recognizing different types of achievement in installations and emphasized the core points of quality that the non-profit professional association strives to promote and increase... »

ECTC Board of Directors Announced for 2015 – 2016

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The Erosion Control Technology Council has announced the results of its recent election, which determined the 2015 – 2016 term ECTC Board of Directors. Diane Hitt (East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC) was elected Chairman. For Hitt, it marks another significant milestone in just the past 12 months. She was honored in early 2014 with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and... »

SWEMA Announces New Board

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The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced a new Board of Directors late Friday (January 23) in a release. The new Board’s term will cover 2015 and 2016. The results: President: Will Harris (Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions) Vice President: Derek Berg (Contech Engineered Solutions) Treasurer: Kevin McKee (Hydro International) At-Large: Ernie Carrasco (Rinker Materials... »

SWEMA’s Clean Water Act Guidance

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – 14 May 2013 – The board of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced that the organization’s 2013–2014 initiatives will focus on expanding its outreach program to help communities attain the goals of the Clean Water Act. “SWEMA seeks to provide scientifically based technical guidance to help governmental officials develop their o... »

Geosynthetic Installers: 2013 Award Winners

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3 May 2013, St. Paul, MN – Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), a not-for-profit geotechnical professional association dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies, proudly announces the winners of the 2013 IAGI Installation Awards. The awards, which were presented during a special reception at Geosynthetics 2013 (1–4 April 2... »

ECTC’s Hydraulic Erosion Control Products Guide

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The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has published a comprehensive General Usage and Installation Guideline for Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs). This guideline is the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of HECPs in the industry and is designed to satisfy the needs of engineers, designers and other end-users of these products. The guideline may be used as a specifi... »