Storm Cistern Slope Protection with a GCCM

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A crew of 6 – 8 people installed the 1000m2 of CC5TM slope protection over five days. In February 2017, Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) was used for slope protection in a storm cistern in the Airport Industrial Park of Colón in Querétaro, Mexico. The urbanization of the Industrial Park PIA Airport by AM Developers required a rainwater catchment area for infiltration... »

Geotextile Tubes for Breakwaters and Beach Restoration in Mexico

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By Angel Diaz and Chris Timpson – Geotextile tubes help to prevent storm damage and protect the environment through the building of custom marine structures. The installation of geotextile containers can be temporary or permanent, and in most cases the structures are invisible to the coastal environment. The technology involves the fabrication of a large containers made of a specially engineered t... »

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... »

Airport Runway Redesign with Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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By Maccaferri – In 2015, the 10-28 runway at Guadalajara International Airport in Mexico began to exhibit signs of stress fracture due to the high shear stresses placed upon it by air traffic. Runway repair was needed, but the client needed an efficient solution to minimize downtime. A long-term geosynthetic reinforcement and pavement rehabilitation solution was implemented. Guadalajara is Mexico’... »

Basal Reinforcement Project: Port of Guaymas, Mexico

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The Port of Guaymas functions as a shipping, manufacturing, commercial, and tourism center. It lies on the shores of the Gulf of California on the Pacific Ocean in Sonora, Mexico. The port’s major exports include sulfuric acid, copper, wheat, and other regional crops. It is currently the fastest growing seaport in Mexico. Planned expansions will extend the port into the bay between Guaymas a... »

SWANA International Vice President to Speak at the 2nd International Seminar on Waste Management

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Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to announce that its International Vice President, Brian Tippetts, has been invited to participate in the 2nd International Seminar on Waste Management in Mexico City on June 3-4, 2014. Brian Tippetts has more than 30 years’ experience in solid waste management and has worked in the industry in both private and pub... »

VIDEO: ACE Geosynthetics’ International Projects

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ACE Geosynthetics uploaded a video to YouTube (12 March 2014) showing its international utilization of geotextile tubes, its secondary containment system, and its geotextile-based, concrete-filled revetment and scour protection product. Project images include beach renourishment, shoreline restoration, container yard construction, sewage and sludge dewatering, industrial dewatering, canal construc... »