Geosynthetics installer AEG recognized as ‘outstanding business partner’

October 21, 2013

Arizona Public Service cited the company’s work at Palo Verde Nuclear Station Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest electricity utility, recently recognized six of its suppliers—including American Environmental Group (AEG)—as “outstanding business partners.” AEG is an Ohio-based company that provides specialty construction and construction management services to select solid waste, environmental, and industrial clients. …

Further comment on ‘4-out-of-5’

October 1, 2013

Colleagues, The “4-out-of-5” question (Geosynthetics, Aug./Sept. 2013, page 8) is rather interesting and brings forth several quick thoughts. As a construction quality assurance (CQA) subcontractor supplying technician resources to engineering firms throughout the United States, I can say that this has been a topic of debate between myself and my clients. Uniformity in interpretation of …

Cooley earns ISO environmental standard certification

August 14, 2013

Recognition for company’s commitment to sustainability and process-efficiency improvement The Rhode Island-based Cooley Group announced in an Aug. 14 press release its receipt of the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification. Cooley, a geomembrane manufacturer in Pawtucket, R.I., was recognized by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for its development of sustainable products, reduction and recycling …

GMA’s government relations program is delivering progress

August 1, 2013

By Andrew Aho This is a proactive season for GMA’s government relations program, which will be punctuated with GMA’s annual Fall Lobby Day in September. Our efforts have been particularly effective in the following areas: State and local advocacy GMA’s State and Local Government Advocacy (SLGA) program has made significant progress in its efforts to …

10-ICG update for papers, exhibitors

July 16, 2013

The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics is Sept. 21–25, 2014, in Berlin Call for papers Potential presenters are invited to send in abstracts for the conference dealing with the use of geosynthetics in the topics below The deadline for Abstracts is July 31, 2013. Submission guidelines: Submission is possible until July 31, 2013. All abstracts …

Call for papers: Geosynthetics Middle East 2013

June 26, 2013

Deadline is July 31 for Oct. 29–30 conference in Abu Dhabi. SKZ Germany, conference organizer for Geosynthetics Middle East 2013, has extended the call for papers deadline until July 31, 2013. With a main focus on infrastructure, transportation, oil and gas, water, waste, and energy, this event provides a platform for international geotechnical and environmental …

Atlas adds civil engineer, Doug Hula

April 29, 2013

Support for the company’s geofoam products Atlas EPS announced in an April 29 press release its recent addition of civil engineer Doug Hula, P.E., to support its Elevation geofoam product line. A licensed professional engineer, registered in the state of Michigan, Hula brings more than 14 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction materials …

Special session added to Geosynthetics-2013 program

August 28, 2012

Ryan Berg presentation on new ‘GeoTechnologies Toolbox’ The title of a recently added special information session at Geosynthetics-2013 is “GeoTechnologies Toolbox: Technology Selection Guidance and Engineering Tools.” Well-known engineering consultant Ryan Berg will conduct this session on the third day of the Geosynthetics-2013 conference—Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:30–5 p.m. Geosynthetics-2013 is April 1–4, 2013, in …

IGS’s goal to identify filtration issues

August 22, 2012

Take the technical committee’s survey here In its effort to target regions and topics needing more attention, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Filtration has created a 20-question online survey. Participants from the geosynthetics community are asked to take a few minutes to report on the state of practice from their region or …

Welcome to EuroGeo5

August 1, 2012

From 16–19 September, 2012, Valencia, Spain, is the host of EuroGeo5, the 5th European Geosynthetics Congress organized by the Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and with the collaboration of other institutions, both public and private. Due to the success of previous EuroGeo congresses, this 5th congress seeks to become an international benchmark …