Wesley Michael joins Propex as market manager for CCRs

April 28, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex GeoSolutions issued a press release this week announcing the addition of Wesley Michael as its new coal combustion residuals (CCRs) market segment manager. The release said that Michael comes from a project and operations management background, most recently as senior projects coordinator at Talen Energy in York Haven, Pa. He supervised CCR …

DFI announces keynote speakers for 41st annual conference

April 27, 2016

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced in an April 26 press release its three keynote speakers for the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation — DFI’s 41st annual conference Oct. 12-15, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. The release noted that the 2016 conference introduces a new …

Stenlund is Environmental Connection’s 2016 Presenter of the Year

April 26, 2016

The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an April 22 press release that Dwayne Stenlund of Minnesota is the recipient of its annual Environmental Connection (EC) Presenter of the Year. The 2016 EC show was held February 16–19 in San Antonio, Texas, where Stenlund gave his presentation “Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix …

Registration open for GeoChicago 2016

April 25, 2016

Registration for GeoChicago 2016 opened last Friday, April 22, for the conference, “Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment,” August 14–18 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Chicago. This conference is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Geo-Institute. It promises to explore the expanding geotechnical disciplines developing in response to global concern about …

Avoiding geomembrane whales and hippos in surface impoundments

The incidence of geomembrane whales/hippos in surface impoundments containing various types of liquids is, unfortunately, not uncommon. See, for example, GSI White Paper #30, which discusses corrective actions after they occur. This article, however, addresses the situation before it occurs. Clearly, the presence of a geomembrane creates anomalies in the underlying subgrade that can cause …

Congressman Fleischmann to speak at GMA meeting

April 14, 2016

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R–Tenn.), the author of the “geosynthetic language” included in the FAST Act, has accepted an invitation to speak to attendees during spring Lobby Days for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). The GMA briefing dinner will be held at the Old Ebbitt Grill on Tuesday evening, April 26. Keith Gardner, chairman of …

Raven announces new 7-layer cast extrusion line

April 12, 2016

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division (EFD) announced in a press release last week that it has installed a new seven-layer cast extrusion lamination line. The press release noted: “Designed with leading-edge technology, the new line boasts advanced wide-width cast capabilities for both sheet extrusion and reinforced composite structures as wide as 150in., …

GMA cited for 30 years of IGS membership

April 7, 2016

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is among a handful of members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) that will be recognized for their 30th year of continuous IGS corporate membership. The IGS awards program takes place at the GeoAmericas 2016 conference on Monday, April 11, in Miami, Fla. The GeoAmericas opening keynote lecture on April …

TJ Ryan promoted at Maccaferri

April 6, 2016

Maccaferri Inc. announced in an April 5 press release that Tonja (TJ) Ryan has been promoted to inside sales for the following areas: nine northeastern U.S. states and D.C. 20 midwest and southern states She is based at Maccaferri’s U.S. headquarters in Williamsport, Md. TJ has been with Maccaferri for eight years and started in …

StormCon 2016 registration and program tracks

April 1, 2016

StormCon organizers announced in an April 1 press release that registration for the Aug. 22–25 event in Indianapolis is now open; and that early bird prices will end May 1. The release also noted that the StormCon 2016 event program is now available. Presentations will take place in seven program tracks: BMP Case Studies, Green …