‘Eco-friendly’ concrete retaining wall system from Allan Block

January 29, 2010

Allan Block Corp. announced in January its new AB Fieldstone Collection that incorporates recycled materials to create a mortarless, green retaining wall system using post-consumer materials without diminishing the quality of the blocks. A company press release said the lightweight units install quicker and easier than natural stone and lock together to build small landscape …

New website for Turface products and education

January 21, 2010

Enhanced field maintenance information and instructional videos are now available at www.turface.com. Turface Athletics launched the site specific to its products as part of a continued effort to provide educational information and solutions for professionals and volunteers caring for infields and sports turf, according to a company press release. The site includes a section that …

Geosynthetics photo contest

January 20, 2010

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is holding its first-ever photo competition, just ahead of its planned April 2010 launch of the redesign IGS website and the May 2010 quadrennial IGS conference in Guaruja, Brazil. Winning photographs must demonstrate geosynthetic materials and technology in action, and may illustrate any phase of implementation, from design to completed …

GeoDetect launched in North American market

January 13, 2010

A monitoring system fabric, based on geotextiles equipped with optical fibers, launches in the North American market this year. TenCate’s GeoDetect, which has already been used in Europe for a few years, is called “the world’s first intelligent geotextile,” providing early warning of deformations in soil structures, according to a January press release. The material …

Landfill featured in Geosynthetics wins award for use of solar panels

January 8, 2010

A landfill in San Antonio, featured in the August/September issue of Geosynthetics, has received an award from the Texas Council of Engineering Companies (TCEC) for its use of photovoltaic (solar) panels. Republic Services’ Tessman Road Landfill received a gold medal in the TCEC’s Engineering Excellence Awards. Specifically, the award is for an exposed geomembrane cover …