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New website showcases Fiberweb’s Defencell

December 14, 2010

Fiberweb has launched a new website that features its Defencell Force Protection Systems, a lightweight ballistic and blast barrier solution that offers weight and space savings, according to a December news release. Created for U.S. military personnel, DefencellUSA.com provides performance data that highlights how the Defencell system can reduce the number of containers necessary to …

Smallest piezometer now on market

December 13, 2010

Roctest Ltd., designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors, has launched the FOP-MicroPZ, the smallest fiber-optic piezometer available in the market, according to a company press release. Piezometers measure pressure from pore-water or other fluids and are deployed in tunnels, embankments, excavations, dams, water repository sites and other civil engineering and industrial applications. The FOP-MicroPZ is …

Firrell named TenCate director

December 10, 2010

TenCate Geosynthetics has appointed Paul Firrell managing director–Europe, effective Jan.1, 2011. Firrell, 44, has previous experience in the geosynthetics industry with 18 years at GSE Lining Technology. With TenCate, he was managing director of the company’s EMEA and Russian operations and also held the role of group chief operating officer of the global business. TenCate …

Early registration for EC-’11 ends Friday

December 9, 2010

The early registration deadline for Environmental Connection 2011 (EC11) ends this week. Submit your registration by this Friday, Dec. 10, to secure the best price for the world’s largest soil and water event. Register now with IECA’s secure online registration. Download EC11 registration materials: Registration booklet (PDF) Registration form (PDF)

IFAI’s Expo Asia receives award and funding boost

December 6, 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented IFAI President and CEO Stephen Warner with an award Dec. 1 for receiving a Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The $250,000 grant is directed toward promotional development of the first IFAI Expo Asia trade show March 22-25, 2011, in Singapore, according to …

Geosyntec adds to water resources practice

December 2, 2010

Geosyntec Consultants has added new staff members to its Water and Natural Resources practice at seven offices across the country. The seven with office location: Wayne Huber, Ph.D., P.E., Portland, Ore Michael Harding, CPESC, San Diego Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., Los Angeles Mark Ellard, P.E., Orlando Phil Reidy, P.E., Brookline, Mass. Matthew R. Bardol, P.E., …