Video: Conductive Geomembranes and Enhanced CQA

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In November, Solmax provided the third of its high-level webinars on geomembranes with a session on “Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes.” The presentation is now available for free via the company’s YouTube channel, as are the previous two webinars. Those other sessions dealt with Blown Film vs. Flat Die Geomembranes and Geomembrane Resin and Additive Packages. ENHANCED CQA W... »

Webinar: Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes

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On November 17, the next webinar in Solmax’s series of deeper-level geosynthetics discussions continues with presentation on “Enhancing Quality Assurance with Conductive Geomembranes.” The free session will be offered at 1:00 EST. REGISTER ONLINE CONDUCTIVE GEOMEMBRANES Previous webinars in the series have looked at blown film and flat die geomembranes and at HDPE additives in manufacturing as the... »

A Conductive Prime Finish for Spark Testing Geomembranes

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Last month, Solmax announced a new multi-day conductive geomembrane training program. Now, the company has furthered its information offerings in the field with the release of a new Conductive Prime Finish brochure. The new electrically conductive geomembrane skin enhances the ability to use spark testing for liner integrity verification. DOWNLOAD THE CONDUCTIVE PRIME FINISH BROCHURE (PDF) Conduct... »

Solmax Unveils Conductive Geomembrane Training Program

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A new training program from international barrier system manufacturer Solmax aims to increase user understanding of conductive geomembrane. The three-day training will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Solmax’s headquarters. Conductive geomembrane are greatly improving the ability of geosynthetics installers, facility owners, and regulators to prove the integrity of the construction wor... »

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance”

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” (Littleton, CO., August 21, 2014) A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for September 19, 2014 in Greeley, CO. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing per... »

Twenty-First Century Polyethylene Geomembranes

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By Robert Denis – For the past 15 years or so, polyethylene geomembrane material specifications (test methods, test properties and testing frequencies) have essentially been regulated by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). This has enabled the worldwide endorsement of these geomembranes by government regulators and has resulted in wide-scale use. Polyethylene geomembranes have indeed become th... »

Liner and Floating Cover for Cleaner California Water

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By Layfield Environmental Containment – The Lee Lake Water District was required by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to tender the design and construction of a containment structure fully equipped with a geomembrane base-liner (to protect the groundwater) and a floating cover. The floating cover was required to control odor, eliminate evaporation and protect the E.... »

10ICG Receives More Than 500 Abstracts

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) will be held 21-25 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted by IGS Germany, the conference is expected to set some impressive participation levels. It is being co-located with the German Geotechnical Society‘s (DGGT) biennial conference (the Baugrundtagung)... »

Australia: Peggs Headlines Jan/Feb Liner Seminar Series

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Geofabrics Australasia has confirmed dates and speakers for the multi-city geosynthetic liner seminar series it is sponsoring across Australia in January and February 2014. Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng, of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL has been announced as the key speaker. Dr. Peggs is an international expert on liner testing, failure analysis and geosynthetic materials R&D; and he has been a leading... »

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... »

A Carbon Footprint Calculator for Water Management

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In response to the increasing awareness of the positive environmental aspects of geosynthetics and geosystems, TenCate Geosynthetics—business unit Water & Environment—has developed the TenCate Geotube® carbon footprint calculator for use with dewatering and breakwater applications. This CO2 footprint calculator provides water management customers with background information on several sustaina... »

Colorado Lining’s New Coating Division Manager

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PARKER, CO – Colorado Lining International, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Steve Pierson as their new Coating Division Manager. Steve will be located near Provo, Utah and will be focused on sales and service for CLI’s growing Coating Division. Steve comes to us from Fischer Epoxy Solutions, a division of Fisher Shotcrete, Inc., where he served as the Coatings Manager. He h... »

Geosynthetics in South Africa: April 2013 GIGSA News

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), has published its April 2013 GIGSA Newsletter. This edition continues the chapter’s traditional strong project stories, industry insight and opportunities, and trends in regulations. Feature stories here focus on tailings dam construction, a letter from new GIGSA pre... »