Huesker expands with new Russian subsidiary

October 31, 2013

Moscow location to concentrate on Eurasian business fields The Huesker Group is expanding its geosynthetics business opportunities in Eurasia with the opening of a new subsidiary in Moscow, Russia, according to an Oct. 29 Huesker press release. Germany-based Huesker said the Moscow operation—Huesker OOO—opened Oct. 1, with managing director Stanislav Khmelnitskiy saying: “Our aim is …

NAGS director Suits receives ASTM award

October 30, 2013

His work with geosynthetics testing cited ASTM International announced last week that L. David Suits, executive director of the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), is the recipient of the A.Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award from the Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. This award is presented to a member whose efforts have produced a particularly …

IFAI announces the 2013 International Achievement Award winners

October 29, 2013

Two geosynthetics projects are recognized The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced its 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications Oct. 24 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Two geosynthetics companies received IAAs: Award …

AASHTO elects Kentucky’s Mike Hancock and Wyoming’s John Cox

October 23, 2013

Transportation association has worked with GMA’s focus groups The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) board of directors announced in an Oct. 21 press release the election of Mike Hancock as president and John Cox as vice president. The elections took place during the 2013 AASHTO annual meeting in Denver Oct. 17–21. …

Geosynthetics installer AEG recognized as ‘outstanding business partner’

October 21, 2013

Arizona Public Service cited the company’s work at Palo Verde Nuclear Station Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest electricity utility, recently recognized six of its suppliers—including American Environmental Group (AEG)—as “outstanding business partners.” AEG is an Ohio-based company that provides specialty construction and construction management services to select solid waste, environmental, and industrial clients. …

Sediment management symposium Sept. 17-19

October 16, 2013

4th international conference at RemTech Expo in Ferrara, Italy The 4th International Symposium on Sediment Management (I2SM) will be held in Ferrara, Italy, Sept. 17-19, 2014, during the annual RemTech Expo. The symposium is organized by Ferrara Fiere Congressi, Politecnico di Milano–Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering–Environmental Section, and the École des Mines de Douai. …

IECA to develop online training modules

October 14, 2013

Walmart education grant launches 2-year project The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an Oct. 10 press release that is has received an education grant from Walmart to develop online training content. The two-year project will consist of creating 10-12 modules within IECA’s current educational tracks: Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Surface Water …

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Planes, trains, and geofoam

October 11, 2013

EPS geofoam fills void for Chicago metro airport and train station Expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam has been used in several recent Windy City construction projects, among them, Millennium Park, Soldier’s Field and, most recently, the Gary Chicago International Airport roadway expansion and the Metra 35th Street train station adjacent to the White Sox U.S. Cellular …

Register this week for ‘Geosynthetics in Roadways’

October 7, 2013

Barry Christopher, Dave Suits are instructors for Oct. 23 short course in Orlando The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has teamed up with the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) to host a series of short courses around the country. These courses provide training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynthetic materials in transportation applications. The courses …

Geosynthetics Middle East announces conference program

October 4, 2013

Technical sessions for Oct. 29-30 event in Abu Dhabi (Subject to change) Greater safety for geosynthetic-reinforced earth (GRE) systems—noise protections, impact and fire performance in full-scale trial Mr. Andreas Herold IBH – Herold & Partner Ingenieure, Germany Modern breakwater solution of geotextile tube in UAE Ms. Cherry Wang, Speaker: Marios Economides ACE Geosynthetics Enterprise Co. …