Recap of the 2017 Geotechnical Frontiers conference

June 1, 2017

More than 2,100 attendees and some 200 exhibitors flocked to the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Florida, March 12–15, 2017, for the jointly sponsored Geotechnical Frontiers conference. A major event in the geosynthetics world, the once-every-six-years conference unites the Geosynthetics Conference of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and its division, the Geosynthetics Materials Association …

Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) Model

May 10, 2017

Ask a technical expert                                                          Got a question about our research model? Want to give us feedback? Contact a technical expert about the HELP Model. The HELP model estimates water balances for landfills and other land disposal systems. The program models rainfall, runoff, infiltration, and other water pathways to estimate how much water builds up above …

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State-of-the-art fuel storage facility at Point Loma

August 1, 2016

Refueling the life span: Effective secondary containment system Introduction In 2008, an eight-year military construction project was approved to replace the aging Point Loma Navy fuel storage facility that had been intermittently constructed between 1917 and 1954. Located at Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Point Loma, San Diego, this was the largest construction project ever …

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July 26, 2016

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The status of coal ash regulations … four months out

April 1, 2015

EPA’s ruling on Coal Combustion Residuals. By Boyd Ramsey Introduction On December 19, 2014, the United States Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) from Electric Utilities final rule. The rule will take full effect 180 days after the publication in the Federal Register. The text for …

Geosynthetics solutions for Australian desalination plant

August 1, 2014

By Pat Elliott Introduction Climate changes and drought have prompted major coastal cities in Australia, and worldwide, to construct desalination plants large enough to provide major populations with rainfall-independent sources of drinking water. In July 2009 the Australian state of Victoria signed a $3.5 billion contract with a private consortium to finance, design, build, operate, …

Geosynthetic reinforced soil system for bridge building

April 25, 2014

PennDOT demonstrates value to taxpayers Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) has several success stories to brag about, including geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS). But a clear benefit of the group, according to Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, is that it shows taxpayers that the highway agency and its stakeholders are working to …

Duke puts $7B–$10B price tag on North Carolina coal-ash cleanup

Estimated $2B-$2.5B for Dan River, Riverbend, Asheville sites Paul Newton, Duke Energy’s state president in North Carolina, spoke this week before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) regarding the company’s response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state, according …

Deadline approaching for Geosynthetics 2015 abstracts

March 31, 2014

Submit paper synopses by April 15 The Call for Abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, varied, and exciting Technical Paper Program for the Geosynthetics 2015 conference. Submit your 200-300 word abstract by Tuesday, April 15, and become part of the Geosynthetics 2015 technical sessions. Abstracts are being accepted on any topic relevant to the …

IECA’s early-bird pricing ends Dec. 13

December 6, 2013

Environmental Connection-’14 Feb. 25-28 in Nashville The International Erosion Control Association’s early-bird pricing for its Environmental Connection 2014 conference and expo ends Friday, Dec. 13. View EC-’14 pricing information here. Also, until Feb. 5 IECA has a special room rate of $159 plus tax per night at the host hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort. This …