IAGI’s Inaugural GeoGames to Be Held in Houston in February 2019

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For years, members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers have discussed the possibility of a geomembrane welding competition at a major event. Attendees of these conferences routinely witness welding equipment demonstrations at equipment maker booths, but structuring an actual competition has been complicated. In 2019, though, the GeoGames will become a reality. “Twelve teams... »

LEISTER’s New Quality System Shares GPS-Based Seam Data

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Two years ago, Leister Technologies AG debuted the GEOSTAR wedge welder line at Geosynthetics 2015, a biennial event. During the forthcoming edition (Geotechnical Frontiers 2017) in Orlando, Leister returns with a major advance for the GEOSTAR geosynthetic welding equipment: GPS-based, wireless seam data sharing. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 will be held 12 – 15 March 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Leis... »

10 Geomembrane Questions

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Questioning the practice of engineering has long been part of the geosynthetics field. It is this on-going dialogue and re-evaluation that leads to new manufacturing innovations, better CQA, more economical and more sustainable designs, and much more. Here, we present geomembrane questions, as contributed by Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL: We install high-density polyethylen... »

Leister Adds Annalora to U.S. Geosynthetics Division

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Welding and hot air equipment manufacturer Leister Technologies has announced the addition of Bob Annalora to its U.S. Geosynthetics Division. Annalora has worked in the geosynthetics field for more than two decades. His background includes equipment sales and service and he has also owned a liner installation company. In his new role, he will focus on expanding Leister’s North American market in ... »

Demtech Opens Equipment Warehouse and Service Center in Ohio

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Though Demtech Services, Inc. has well-established itself as an international manufacturer of and parts and service provider for geosynthetic installation equipment, its operations have been almost exclusively out of its headquarters in California. That is changing, now that the company has officially announced the opening of a major equipment warehouse and service center just south of Cleveland, ... »

CQA Solutions Adds Partner from Palo Verde Work

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The high-level geomembrane installation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (2009 – 2013) has been well documented, particularly for its “Zero Leaks” approach. Glen Toepfer of CQA Solutions, Ltd. was instrumental on the CQA side of meeting that enormous goal. His company has now announced the addition of Mr. Shabbir Pittalwala as a consulting partner. Pittalwala was also closely involved ... »

Toepfer Publishes Book on CQA and Geosynthetics Installation

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Glen Toepfer’s years in construction quality assurance (CQA) have brought him to a diverse range of geosynthetics installation sites. From conventional landfill and pond liner projects to the massive, multi-layer “zero leak” strategy of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Toepfer has seen the good, bad, and ugly that geotechnical engineering works can offer. His field insights have be... »

Miller Weldmaster Acquires Sinclair Equipment Product Lines

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NAVARRE, Ohio – Miller Weldmaster, the leading manufacturer of heat seaming solutions for the industrial fabrics industry, has announced an expansion of its business with the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder, and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Company. For over 28 years, the Sinclair Equipment Company has been a world leader in manufacturing po... »

Sealing the Louvre in Abu Dhabi

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By Christophe von Arx — The island of Saadiyat off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is expanding to become a cultural center for locals and tourists. Construction on the “Louvre Abu Dhabi”, the first of several museums, will be completed by 2015. The ambitious project from the French star architect Jean Nouvel will have a large white dome with a diameter of 180 ... »

Miller Weldmaster Promotes Benefits of Moduline System for the Geo Industry

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As the “First Choice Globally”, Miller Weldmaster strives to serve customers in the industrial fabrics industry with state-of-the-art fabric welding equipment and world-class customer service and support. Among the company’s customers worldwide are manufacturers in the Geo industry. For optimized production outcomes, Miller Weldmaster offers these manufacturers the Moduline System, a machine model... »

Miller Weldmaster Increasing Production Capabilities of Geo Industry as Global Geosynthetics Demand Rises

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A report recently published by The Freedonia Group projects that global demand for geosynthetics will reach 5.2 billion squares in 2017. The market research firm predicts that the growth will be tied to improved conditions for road- and structure-building, as well as “growing concerns regarding environmental protection and greater awareness of the performance advantages of these products in a vari... »

Video – Miller Weldmaster Geosynthetic Welding Equipment

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Miller Weldmaster is a manufacturer and innovator of rotary hot air and hot wedge welding machines for the industrial fabric and thermoplastic industries. Specializing in geomembrane liner welding equipment, this video tells the family-owned and -operated company’s story of innovation, customer support and technology development. »

TRIAC AT from Leister receives coveted “red dot design award”

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The "red dot design award" is one of the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the world. 1800 companies and independent designers from 58 countries took part in the "red dot award: product design 2012". A total of 4515 entries were registered for the 19 different competition categories. The TRIAC AT from Leister was able to convince the jury and won a "red dot – honorable mention" i... »