Heerten elected DGGT chairman

November 26, 2010

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Heerten of NAUE was elected chairman of the German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) at its 31st biennial conference Nov. 3–6 in Munich. Prof. Heerten succeeds Prof. Manfred Nussbaumer in the DGGT leadership position. The DGGT is one of the largest national geotechnical societies in the world and its “Baugrundtagung” (German Geotechnical Conference) features …

GSI sends coal ash comments, data to EPA

November 18, 2010

Editor’s note: Following is a letter from Geosynthetic Institute Director Robert Koerner to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The content includes comments and data in support of alternative liner systems for disposal of coal combustion residuals (“coal ash”). The letter was sent to all GSI members and associate members, and is reprinted here with permission. …

Tensar Corp. and Tensar Intl. consolidate locations

November 17, 2010

Tensar Corporation and its principal business unit Tensar International (TI) will consolidate their headquarters locations, effective Nov. 22, according to a company press release issued Nov. 17. The move, which takes the companies to a new office complex in Alpharetta, Ga., north of Atlanta, ends more than a decade of separate locations. The 70 Atlanta-based …

GMA advisors provide election recap

November 15, 2010

FROM: Kemp Partners / Whitmer & Worrall (KPWW) SUBJECT: 2010 Election Briefing DATE: 11/10/10 2010 Election Briefing This document is intended to provide a snapshot of the Congressional elections that took place Nov. 2, 2010. It also provides insight into changes that will be taking place in relevant Congressional committees and insight into upcoming legislative …

Glen Raven lab certified for geotextile testing

November 12, 2010

Strata Systems, a division of Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF), announced in a November press release that GRTF had received certification to test geosynthetic fabrics from the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute’s (GAI) Laboratory Accreditation Program. This certification makes Glen Raven’s laboratory in Glen Raven, N.C., one of about three dozen laboratories in the world that is …

New pink welder auctioned to support breast cancer research

November 10, 2010

Inspired by the courage and dedication of Stefanie Spielman and her fight against breast cancer, Miller Weldmaster embraced the challenge of fundraising for breast cancer research and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to a November press release from the company, in autumn 2009, …

Tensar launches GlasGrid TF system

November 2, 2010

Tensar International Corp. has introduced GlasGrid TF (tack film) into the U.S., Canada, and Latin America markets, an Oct. 25 company press release stated. Tensar’s GlasGrid products, in use for more than two decades, are manufactured by Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics (SGTF). The introduction of GlasGrid TF is the culmination of five years of company research, …

Three geo projects honored with International Achievement Awards

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the winners of its 2010 International Achievement Awards for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The award ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29. Three companies were recognized for outstanding achievement using geosynthetic products: Award of ExcellenceTenCate GeosyntheticsPendergrass, Ga., USAIncheon Bridge …

Waste symposium report from Texas

November 1, 2010

The second Global Waste Symposium took place Oct. 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas, with an announced attendance of about 300. Event topics included methane emissions monitoring, landfill cover performance, solar energy from landfills, and leachate management. Keynote speaker, Prof. Thomas Christensen from Denmark, gave a presentation on his comparative life cycle analysis (LCA) that he …

Geocomp names Salerno N.Y. branch manager

In his new position, Jack Salerno has overall responsibility for project management, client development, and technical oversight in Geocomp’s New York office, according to an Oct. 24 press release from the company. The release described Salerno’s years of experience in the disciplines of structural engineering and project management, and his involvement in all phases of …