IECA’s Environmental Connection-2016 to feature ‘Learning Lounge’

August 28, 2015

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an Aug. 24 press release that is continuing its exhibit hall “learning lab” from the Portland, Ore., Environmental Connection show. But in 2016 in San Antonio, it will be renamed the Learning Lounge and it will be in the Town Hall in the center of the exhibit …

Leigh joins GSE as president of the Americas

August 25, 2015

Houston-based GSE announced in an Aug. 24 press release that Mark Leigh has joined the company as president of the Americas. The release said that the addition of Leigh completes a strategic reorganization and realignment of each of GSE’s global regions that began last year with the appointments of Paul Firrell as president of Europe, …

Containment short course Sept. 16 in SLC

A full-day short course, “Current Advances & Trends in Containment Technology” will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Salt Lake City. Presented by the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), this short course will include a range of applications including: (1) mining, (2) waste containment, (3) oil and gas …

Alliant, Hanwha unveil plans for solar energy plant at coal ash landfill site

August 19, 2015

An August 17 joint announcement by Alliant Energy and Hanwha Q CELLS USA described plans that are in place for a 2.25-megawatt solar installation to be built on Alliant property near its Rock River Generating Station in Beloit, Wis. The Aug. 17 press release said that Germany-based Hanwha, with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., will …

EPA proposes tougher landfill gas emission rules

August 17, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued two proposals designed to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. An Aug. 14 press release from the EPA stated that under the proposals, new, modified, and existing landfills would begin collecting and controlling landfill gas at emission levels nearly one-third …

ASU taking reins of new national research center

August 11, 2015

Well-known in geosynthetics community, Ed Kavazanjian to lead biogeotechnical engineering effort An August 10 press release from Arizona State University said that ASU will lead a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center to pioneer advances in geotechnical engineering that promise solutions to some of the world’s biggest environmental and infrastructure development challenges. The …

47th annual Kansas geotechnical engineering conference

August 10, 2015

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 University of Kansas Memorial Union Lawrence, Kansas Join colleagues and a host of industry experts for a day of exploring the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field. Highlights include: earning 6.5 professional development hours (PDHs). the Karl Terzaghi Lecture by Donald Bruce, Geosystems LP, “The Evolution of Specialty …

Agru announces retirement of Paul Barker

August 7, 2015

Georgetown, S.C.-based Agru America Inc. announced in a July press release the retirement of senior vice president and officer, Paul W. Barker, effective Aug. 31, 2015. Barker joined Agru America in 1997 and has played an integral part in Agru America’s growth and success. The release noted that “Over the last half-century, Mr. Barker has …

Geosynthetics Middle East call for papers

August 6, 2015

The call for papers for Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 has started. Conference organizer SKZ Germany invites all industry experts to submit their proposals. The call for papers deadline is Aug. 31, 2015. Under the patronage of the municipality of Abu Dhabi City, UAE, the 2015 conference is taking place Nov. 16–17, 2015. With a main …

Brawler’s geomembrane manufacturing expands by $10 million

August 5, 2015

Brawler Industries announced in a July 29 press release that it is investing more than $10 million to expand its Houston manufacturing facility. The release described Houston-based Brawler as “a long-time industry leader in the development and manufacture of specialty-engineered liners for containment and fluid management applications.” The release noted that the expansion will “enhance …