New resources from ASFE

September 30, 2009

While in the self-described process of “reinventing itself,” ASFE has continued to produce an array of new tools during the past six months: A proposal insert sheet and a report insert sheet for those involved with construction materials, engineering, and testing (CoMET) services, plus a do-it-yourself PowerPoint presentation to explain CoMET services to client representatives, …

New green slope product

TenCate Geosynthetics has introduced synthetic grass face biaxial geosynthetic for green slope applications: Miramesh SG, an open mesh biaxial geosynthetic, designed specifically to be a face wrap material for steepened slope applications. The integrated synthetic grass creates a finished face. Miramesh SG combines the Miramesh GR biaxial geosynthetic with synthetic grass green fibers to produce …

EC-’10 registration now open

September 25, 2009

Registration is now open for IECA’s Environmental Connection 2010. Billed as the largest erosion and sediment control show and the world’s largest soil and water event, EC10 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. New for EC10: Money-saving dining options—IECA provides refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks, but lets you determine your own lunch budget …

Giroud to speak

September 22, 2009

Dr. Jean-Pierre Giroud, a key figure in the development of the geosynthetics, and notably geotextiles, industry, will attend Expo Hightex on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Montréal’s Bonsecours Market. <pIn the morning, Dr. Giroud will explain the innovation processes responsible for creating this market segment, along with the mechanisms the textile industry has developed to meet …

Axter establishes Montreal office

September 18, 2009

Axter, a subsidiary of France-based Colas Group and a manufacturer of the bituminous geomembrane Coletanche for 35 years, has not renewed its contract with Quebec-based Soprema for distribution of the bituminous liner in Canada. Axter has established its own North American office in Montreal. Bertrand Breul, a civil engineer formerly with Soprema, is currently the …

New Strata distributor in Egypt

September 17, 2009

Strata Systems Inc. expanded its global network in September, naming Veco Ltd. as a distribution partner in Egypt. Egypt is the 13th country where Strata has a distributor company. Veco is an engineering and construction firm that aims to support continuing infrastructure growth in Egypt including new highways. Strata, based in Cumming, Ga., is a …

Call for abstracts: The 3rd International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Liners

September 16, 2009

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009 This event will be held in Würzburg, Germany, Sept. 15-16, 2010. Abstracts and papers for the presentation at the conference are invited now. GBR-C 2k10 is organized by SKZ under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The Scientific Committee includes: Robert M. Koerner (USA), Nathalie Touze-Foltz (France), Helmut Zanzinger …

J & S Franklin receives $2 million contract in force-protection system deal

September 15, 2009

J & S Franklin has announced receipt of a contract for more than $2 million (U.S.) for delivery of its DefenCell Force Protection System to an unspecified client. The system is intended for deployment in Africa in support of international operations in the region. The order consists of 9,500 units of DefenCell DC3, enough material …

Geotextile growth projected in India

September 3, 2009

Economic stability in India has boosted demand for more roads, railways, highways, bridges, canals and dams, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) projects a 20 percent increase in the geotextile sector based on the boom. Geotextiles enhance design, durability, cost-effectiveness and aesthetics of infrastructure projects, and demand is expected to …

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Geomembrane Technologies participates in United Nations climate change project

September 2, 2009

Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has participated in a project that qualified for the carbon credit market under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Environmental benefits of the project include: reduction in Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. conservation of groundwater resources. prevention of contamination of groundwater sources. reduction in usage of non-renewable energy …