Giroud, Peggs announce partnership

May 25, 2010

Geosynthetics veterans J.P.Giroud and Ian Peggs announced a new alliance with their companies at the 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics in the Brazilian resort city of Guarujá, near São Paulo. Giroud, J.P. Giroud Inc., and Peggs, I-Corp International Inc., said the new strategic alliance of their international consulting companies can provide integrated geosynthetics engineering consulting …

TenCate launches Mirafi RS580i

May 18, 2010

TenCate Geosynthetics introduces new roadway reinforcement product TenCate Geosynthetics has introduced in North America the new roadway reinforcement product TenCate Mirafi RS580i, a highly engineered geosynthetic product for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization, according to a May press release. This new, high-strength geosynthetic material provides reinforcement and base course confinement integrated with high water flow …

ASTM recognizes Sam Allen with Award of Merit

ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has honored Samuel R. Allen, vice president of TRI/Environmental Inc. in Austin, Texas, with the Award of Merit and honorary title of fellow. The Award of Merit is the highest ASTM honor for distinguished service and outstanding participation in committee activities. Committee D35 cited Allen, a member of ASTM …

Thrace-LINQ adds market development manager

May 14, 2010

Thrace-LINQ has promoted Daniel Selander to the new position of market development manager/geosynthetics. “This newly created position fits perfectly with our geographic expansion plans,” said Davis Taylor, the company’s vice president of operations, in a mid-May press release. “Thrace-LINQ is experiencing rapid growth in the sales of woven and nonwoven geotextiles across the Americas and …

Soft clays symposium registration still open

May 13, 2010

The Organizing Committee (OC) of the SSC 2010 “Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays” reminds prospective attendees that the registration for this event is still open. This two-day symposium is May 22-23, 2010 in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, in concert with the ensuing 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics (9ICG). SSC …

EPA announces plans to regulate coal ash

May 4, 2010

Agency proposals would address risks of unsafe coal ash disposal, while supporting safe forms of beneficial use WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts …