Call for papers: Geosynthetics Middle East 2013

June 26, 2013

Deadline is July 31 for Oct. 29–30 conference in Abu Dhabi. SKZ Germany, conference organizer for Geosynthetics Middle East 2013, has extended the call for papers deadline until July 31, 2013. With a main focus on infrastructure, transportation, oil and gas, water, waste, and energy, this event provides a platform for international geotechnical and environmental …

IAA deadline extended to June 30

June 17, 2013

Geosynthetics included in IFAI’s annual International Achievement Awards. The deadline for the annual International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has been extended to the end of this month—June 30, 2013. For the 2013 awards, there are 30 categories, including: 27. Geosynthetic Projects— Projects that use geosynthetic materials in civil engineering …

Propex consolidates geotextile manufacturing

June 14, 2013

One woven plant to close, another expanded. By Ron Bygness Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Operating Co. LLC has announced plans to consolidate its woven geotextile facilities in southern Georgia. During the next six months, the company’s 1 million-square-foot Nashville, Ga. plant, located north of Valdosta, will shut down, transferring most of its woven geotextile capacity to …

Maccaferri opens new facility in California

June 11, 2013

Provides more manufacturing, warehouse, office space. Maccaferri Inc. announced in a June 11 press release the opening a new 49,000-square-foot manufacturing facility this month near Sacramento, Calif. The site now more than doubles the company’s current space. Located northeast of downtown Sacramento, the facility is in the McClellan Business Park, formerly McClellan Air Force Base. …

GMA’s fall Lobby Day Sept. 18-19

June 6, 2013

Meetings with members of Congress and staff. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will conduct its fall Lobby Day activities Sept. 18–19, 2013. This biannual Washington, D.C., gathering will include a night out with the GMA membership and its government relations team to a 7 p.m. baseball game Sept. 18, with the homestanding Washington Nationals vs. …

Nicolle Strong joins IECA team

June 5, 2013

Assistant director and sponsor manager. The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a June 3 press release its new assistant to the director/sponsorship development manager, Nicolle Strong. Before joining IECA, Strong was a part-owner of Piano’s Flowers & Gifts in Memphis, Tenn., where she was responsible for operations, event planning, sales, and marketing. “She …

IECA extends abstract deadline

June 14 for 2014 conference. The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced June 4 that its revised deadline for abstracts for its annual conference in 2014 is Friday, June 14, 2013. For those who want to present at the Environmental Connection-2014 conference, Feb. 25–28 in Nashville, submit abstract content. First-time and experienced presenters are both …

Coal ash disposal legislation filed in U.S. House

June 4, 2013

Contains key revisions to increase regulatory clarity. Below (with additional information linked) is information regarding progress in coal ash regulation in the U.S. House of Representatives. I will keep you all informed as we progress. Boyd Ramsey Chairman, GMA Executive Council U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.V.) and 35 original cosponsors on Monday [June 3] filed …

Geosintec Iberia1 set for Seville in November

June 3, 2013

Spanish Chapter of IGS organizing Nov. 5–6 event. A June 3 press release announced that Seville, Spain, is the host city for Congress Geosintec Iberia1, Nov. 5–6, 2013. The event is organized by the Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), with the collaboration of other institutions, both public and private. Last September, the …

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Evaluations of engineered cover systems for mine waste rock and tailings

June 1, 2013

Geosynthetics for mining waste rock and tailings. By Mark E. Smith and Christos Athanassopoulos Introduction Waste rock dumps and tailings impoundments are common features at mine sites. Many of these waste disposal facilities contain sulfide-rich minerals that generate acid mine drainage (AMD) when they oxidize in the presence of oxygen and water. Control of AMD …