Enviro-Pro cites ‘unproven allegations’ in response to lawsuit

October 31, 2014

 Tensar’s actions filed in Canadian court In a letter dated Oct. 21, 2014, and titled “Unproven Allegations,” Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics Ltd. responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Tensar International vs. Enviro-Pro. The letter from Jeff Prodahl, Enviro-Pro’s vice president of sales & marketing, stated: “The lawsuit cited in this article contains unproven allegations …

IECA revamps its educational services

October 27, 2014

 ’On Location’ to deliver at customer’s site The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an Oct. 27 press release that it is launching a new educational service-“IECA on Location.” The program is designed as customizable educational courses created by IECA faculty and delivered live at a customer’s site. According to the release: …

FHWA’s Innovator newsletter highlights geosynthetic reinforced soil bridge building

October 23, 2014

Expanding the use of GRS–IBS Eight innovations are new to Every Day Counts, but three are carried over from earlier rounds of the FHWA initiative because the need to expand their implementation continues. They include … geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS). Geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems use alternating layers of compacted granular …

Strata hires Midwest region sales manager

October 21, 2014

 Scott Czewski has engineering, sales background Strata Systems Inc., the Cumming, Ga.-based soil reinforcement product manufacturer and distributor, announced in a press release issued last week that it has hired Scott Czewski, P.E., as its new Midwest regional sales manager. Czewski joins Strata “as part of an initiative to develop new business opportunities in …

Nominations open for IECA awards

October 20, 2014

 Oct. 31 deadline; winners recognized at EC’15 The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an Oct. 16 press release that nominations for its 24th annual Awards of Environmental Excellence have been extended to Oct. 31. The awards program recognizes industry professionals and organizations for their contributions to the erosion and sediment control …

EPA plans to improve environmental health along U.S.-Mexico border

October 17, 2014

 Funding aimed at reduced water pollution, recycling e-waste Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is awarding more than $8.6 million in grants to fund environmental improvement projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Water, waste, and environmental health concerns cross national boundaries, and environmental solutions benefit communities on both sides of …

Fabrication agreement for Colorado Lining & CDI/Watersaver

October 16, 2014

 Factory equipment will re-locate at CLI Colorado Lining International (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver have finalized a factory fabrication agreement, according to a press release issued by CLI. The release noted that CLI has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s automated factory equipment and will re-install it in CLI’s Parker, Colo. facility. “This agreement allows CDI/Watersaver to concentrate on its …

Systematic approaches to environmental sustainability in transportation

October 15, 2014

 Aug. 2-5, 2015, in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Call for participation: The main objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for professionals to discuss environmental challenges associated with design, construction, and maintenance of multi-mode transportation systems and a showcase of recent development, practices, and advances to maximize environmental sustainability. Additional focal tracks within …

Presto offers retaining wall software

October 13, 2014

 Free and licensed for Geoweb system Appleton, Wis.-based Presto Geosystems, manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, has announced in a press release that it has introduced its new Geoweb MSE design freeware for geocell wall applications. The free, licensed software creates vegetated and non-vegetated MSE designs based on the Geoweb system for reinforced …

Geotechnical engineering conference offers special session on geosynthetics

October 9, 2014

 Zornberg to deliver Mercer Lecture 15ARC-the 15th Asian Regional Conference presented by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)-will be held under the auspices of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) at the Fukuoka International Congress Center in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan Nov. 9-13, 2015. The subtitle of this conference is “New Innovations …