Leister to debut new GPS-based welding system at Geotechnical Frontiers

February 28, 2017

Leister Technologies AG issued a press release Feb. 27 that announced it will debut the Leister Quality System (LQS) to the North American geosynthetic audience at Geotechnical Frontiers in Orlando, Fla., March 12–15, 2017. The company’s new GPS-based geo-welding technology enables geosynthetic installers to record primary weld parameters and create enhanced reports. The press release …

New acquisition for Solmax

February 27, 2017

Montreal-based Solmax Inc. announced in a press last week that is has acquired assets of now-defunct Brawler Inc. These assets, located in Houston, Texas, will belong to the newly incorporated company, Solmax USA LLC. Solmax is the second geomembrane producer to scoop up Brawler assets. (Earlier this month, Inland Tarp & Liner announced that it …

Report from the ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics, February 2017

February 23, 2017

The ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics met in Norfolk, Va., February 1–3, 2017. Among the topics addressed were these three subcommittee reports. Under ASTM D35.01 Subcommittee on Mechanical Properties, a task group is working to develop a protocol for biaxial testing of geosynthetics. This test would describe the tensile properties of the geosynthetic as it …

New subcommittee ASTM D35.06 on geosynthetic product specifications

February 22, 2017

Notification to ASTM D35 Members During 2016, representatives of ASTM International and ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics were in discussion with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Subcommittee 4e regarding their current revision efforts on Standard Specification for Highway Applications, AASHTO M288. SOM Subcommittee 4e includes 26 …

Inland acquires Brawler equipment and facilities

February 20, 2017

In a press release issued last week, Inland Tarp & Liner (ITL) announced that it has acquired the physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment located in Midland, Texas. The release said that ITL has hired most of the former Brawler employees and is updating equipment to supplement production of pit …

Dave Suits launches LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services

February 17, 2017

As of December, 2016, L. David Suits is doing business as LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services. Well-known in the industry, Suits has more than 40 years of experience with geosynthetics. He retired in 2005 from the New York State DOT where he oversaw the testing and acceptance of all geosynthetics for use on DOT projects. During …

11-ICG abstracts due by Feb. 28

February 16, 2017

The Organizing Committee of the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) invites all interested geotechnical and geosynthetics professionals and academics to submit oral and poster abstracts. The 11ICG welcomes contributions for the most up-to-date research and latest developments from around the world. All abstracts will be reviewed by the 11ICG Scientific Committee and, if accepted, …

2/22/2017—Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) webinar: “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance”

February 15, 2017

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 GSI members: $200 USD Non-GSI members: $250 USD www.geosynthetic-institute.org 610-522-8440 Webinar overview Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or geospacer) with geotextiles bonded to one or both surfaces. Their in-plane flow capacity is equivalent to 300mm (12in.) of sand with permeability of 0.01cm/sec or …

GSE announces patent for geocomposite

February 14, 2017

Houston-based GSE Environmental announced in a Feb. 14 press release that it has received a patent for CoalDrain, an engineered geocomposite designed specifically for coal combustion residuals (CCRs or “coal ash”). The press release noted that the new product replaces the filter layer and the leachate collection layer in a typical Subtitle D liner system. …

‘Learn, Collaborate, and Innovate’ at IECA’s 2017 Environmental Connection

February 9, 2017

Join the industry’s best at the IECA Environmental Connection Conference February 21–24 in Atlanta. Learn how to navigate industry changes, gain insight into resources to advance your company and colleagues, and engage in knowledge sharing to help you succeed. Highlights for the 2017 EC show include: Keynote Speakers—Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel and Craig …