GeoAmericas extends abstract deadline

March 31, 2015

April 10 for 2016 show in Miami The organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to April 10, 2015. The conference-April 10-13, 2016, in Miami-is the 3rd Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. (Previous iterations were in Cancún, Mexico (2008) and Lima, Peru (2012). GeoAmericas 2016 invites abstracts up to 400 …

Terra Novo partners with distributor JMD Co.

March 27, 2015

Expands its eastern U.S. market reach Bakersfield, Calif.-based Terra Novo, manufacturer of erosion- and sediment-control, remediation, and reclamation products, announced in a March 26 press release that it has added an East Coast distributor, Pennsylvania-based JMD Co. The release said that Terra Novo products, including the EarthGuard line, will now be carried in JMD’s seven …

Award winners showcase the best in geosynthetics installation

March 25, 2015

IAGI presents four awards at Geosynthetics 2015 Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), a not-for-profit geotechnical professional association dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies, has issued a press release announcing its winners of the 2015 IAGI Installation Awards. The awards presented during Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Ore., recognize exceptional work …

Update: Elliott Bay seawall project

March 24, 2015

Seattle, Wash. Marine mattresses—geogrid bags filled with stone—have been installed along the new seawall panels. These mattresses provide a shallow water habitat for migrating salmon and other sea life as they travel along the seawall. After the face panels and marine mattresses were put in place, zee panels were installed—a critical step in building the …

CSUF student engineers repeat as ‘geo-wall’ champs

March 23, 2015

Annual competition held last week in San Antonio Cal State Fullerton student engineers captured the first place Geo-Challenge trophy in the national “geo-wall” competition March 17-18 in San Antonio, Texas. The team of four Titans finished ahead of the University of Texas at Arlington (second) and the University of Arkansas (third), making this their second …

IECA names Zech 2015 presenter of the year

March 20, 2015

Auburn professor spoke at EC15 show in Portland, Ore. The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a March 18 press release that its Environmental Connection (EC) 2015 Presenter of the Year is Wesley C. Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP, for his presentation “Evaluation of inlet protection practices using large-scale testing techniques.” The release quoted …

ASTM honors Craig Benson with Johnson Award

March 19, 2015

UW prof praised for work on D18 (soil and rock) and D35 (geosynthetics) ASTM announced in a March 19 press release that Craig Benson, Ph.D. and engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the recipient of the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to ASTM’s Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. …

Raven featured in S.D. profile

March 17, 2015

Geomembrane manufacturer cited for workforce development Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries Inc. is one of several South Dakota companies currently featured in a state-wide profile in the March 2015 issue of Delta Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Sky. The 22-page special section concentrates primarily on business and travel in the Mount Rushmore State. A member of the …

W.Va. landslide at Yeager Airport

March 16, 2015

Church, houses destroyed; flooding, evacuations followed. Keystone Apostolic Church and three houses near Charleston, W.Va., were destroyed by a landslide last Thursday. The structures were located at the base of a man-made 242-foot-high reinforced hill that was constructed in 2007 to make room for a runway extension to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) …

GeoAmericas issues call for abstracts

Deadline is March 30 for 2016 event. The GeoAmericas 2016 conference’s call for abstracts deadline is March 30. The 3rd Pan-American conference on geosynthetics will be in Miami Beach, Fla., April 10-13, 2016. Previous GeoAmericas events were in Cancún, Mexico (2008) and Lima, Peru (2012). Abstracts in English up to 400 words are invited on …