ASTM proposes standard for shale oil, gas ‘fracking’

August 29, 2013

To provide best practices for data management and reporting. A proposed new ASTM International data management and reporting standard for shale oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, will provide support for public discussions at the state, national, and even international level, according to an August press release from the Pennsylvania-based standards organization. Many applications …

Solmax hires new technical manager

August 28, 2013

Mathieu Cornellier joins Canadian geomembrane firm. Canadian geomembrane manufacturer, Solmax Intl. Inc., announced in an Aug. 20 press release that Mathieu Cornellier has joined the company as technical manager, covering the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Cornellier is a certified civil engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Polytechnique de Montreal. For the last …

New journal to focus on transportation infrastructure

August 27, 2013

Quarterly publication available in 2014. Professors Jonathan Wu and Hoe Ling announced in an Aug. 26 press release the launching of their new quarterly journal, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, scheduled to debut in January 2014. The new publication will focus on the “advancement of geotechnology in transportation infrastructure.” The press release noted that “Transportation infrastructure in …

GMA’s Fall Lobby Day Sept. 18-19

August 21, 2013

Baseball, congressional visits, geosynthetics promotion on the agenda By Ron Bygness With fall fast approaching, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is gearing up for its semi-annual Lobby Day visits with Members of Congress, Sept. 18–19, 2013. GMA members will strategize and network starting with a 5 p.m. meeting Sept. 18 at the Capitol Hill Club, …

Ian Fraser joins Fiberweb

August 15, 2013

Geosynthetics veteran named new business director Fiberweb announced in an Aug. 15 press release its appointment of Ian Fraser as the company’s new business director of geosynthetics. Fraser has more than 25 years of experience working in the geotechnical industry and has played a visible role in increasing the profile of geotechnical and geosynthetic solutions …

Cooley earns ISO environmental standard certification

August 14, 2013

Recognition for company’s commitment to sustainability and process-efficiency improvement The Rhode Island-based Cooley Group announced in an Aug. 14 press release its receipt of the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification. Cooley, a geomembrane manufacturer in Pawtucket, R.I., was recognized by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for its development of sustainable products, reduction and recycling …

SWEMA annual meeting announced

August 8, 2013

Stormwater association meets at StormCon Aug. 20, prospective members invited The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) has announced that its annual meeting during the StormCon conference and exposition is open to prospective members. This breakfast meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 7 a.m. in the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. SWEMA members are …

Thrace Linq joins GMA Executive Council

August 7, 2013

South Carolina company is 8th to join governing body The Executive Council of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is a membership level open to all companies that are suppliers of geosynthetic materials. Executive Council members provide the main source of funding, serve on the GMA Board of Directors, and direct all activities of the association. …

Tensar North American Green introduces new TRM

August 6, 2013

Cited as first multi-layered woven turf reinforcement mat Atlanta-based Tensar North American Green announced via an Aug. 5 press release its launch of the new VMax W3000 high-performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM). The VMax W3000 is the only multi-layered woven HPTRM on the market, according to the release, providing “increased strength and protection for effective …

Synopsis of panel discussion on liner integrity surveys

August 5, 2013

From presentation at Geosynthetics 2013 conference By Abigail Beck A standing room only crowd gathered April 3, 2013, for the panel discussion “How to specify a geoelectric leak location survey,” presented during the Geosynthetics 2013 conference April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif. The varying viewpoints of the panel members and the challenging questions and comments …