Sub-surface geotextile irrigation on green roofs keeps pace with industry growth

August 31, 2011

Installations of sub-surface geotextile irrigation are on the rise for green roof projects in 2011, keeping pace with the overall growth of the green roof industry in the U.S. According to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, green roof installations grew by more than 28% in 2010, up from 16% in 2009, and that growth is …

Carlisle completes demo project for new EGSC system

August 30, 2011

Carlisle Energy Services Inc. (CES) announced in an Aug. 24 press release that its Spectro PowerCap exposed geomembrane solar cover (EGSC) system in Madison County, N.Y., is completed. The release said it is expected to be interconnected and fully operational within a month. Consulting engineer of record, Barton & Loguidice, submitted, and the New York …

Firestone unveils new water management system

August 29, 2011

Firestone Specialty Products is now showcasing a “total system approach” to water management solutions, according to an Aug. 23 press release. Total Water Management Solutions helps building owners, landscape architects, civil engineers, specifiers, and municipalities maximize their water resources and achieve hydrologic responsibility, the release said. A key component to Firestone’s family of water management …

IFAI Expo Asia 2012 awarded International Trade Fair Certification

August 17, 2011

Technical textiles exhibition and conference promotes export opportunities in Asia Pacific The U.S. Department of Commerce has granted Trade Fair Certification to IFAI Expo Asia 2012, which will take place June 26–28, 2012 at the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition Centre, according to a press release from the Industrial Fabrics Association International. “We are really honored …

Van Houten hired at AEG

American Environmental Group Ltd. (AEG) announced in an Aug. 15 press release the hiring of Chuck Van Houten to the company’s Geosynthetic Project Management group. An industry veteran, Van Houten adds 16 years of geosynthetics experience to AEG’s staff. He is based at AEG’s Houston office, the release said. Van Houten previously was fabrication manager …

Geosynthetics in Roadways: NAGS/GMA Short Course in Orlando

August 15, 2011

Nov. 28–29, 2011 Orlando Holiday Inn—Orlando Airport Orlando, Fla. Presented by: North American Geosynthetics Society / Geosynthetic Materials Association This 1.5-day/9 professional development hours (PDHs) short course provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynthetic materials in roadway applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and edge drains in pavement structures. Geosynthetic …

Geosynthetics in Roadways: NAGS/GMA Short Course in Atlanta

Oct. 20–21, 2011 Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel Atlanta, Ga. Presented by: North American Geosynthetics Society / Geosynthetic Materials Association This 1.5-day/9 professional development hours (PDHs) short course provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynthetic materials in roadway applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and edge drains in pavement structures. …

Hanes buys Price & Co.

August 10, 2011

Hanes Geo Components of Winston-Salem, N.C., announced in an Aug. 9 press release that it has acquired Michigan-based Price and Company. Founded by current president and CEO, John Price, in 1986, the company is primarily a distribution service for site development contractors. The company currently has two locations, one near Detroit and another in Grand …

TenCate introduces new woven

August 9, 2011

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas has developed a new patent-pending geosynthetic for road reinforcement, TenCate Mirafi® RS380i, detailed in an Aug. 5 press release. In May 2010, TenCate introduced TenCate Mirafi® RS580i, an engineered, high-strength geosynthetic product for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization. RS380i is a lighter RS-Series product that will enable designers to continue to provide …

Geo testing pioneer dies

August 3, 2011

Ron Belanger of Precision Labs Friends in the geosynthetics community received the following letter August 2: Friends, It is with our deepest regrets to inform you of the death of Ronald (Ron) Belanger, president of Precision Geosynthetic Laboratories International (PGLI) on July 3, 2011. We join Ron Belanger’s family in this great loss. Our thoughts …