Uses for marine mattresses in coastal engineering

August 1st, 2006

By Steven A. Hughes Purpose: The Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) described herein provides basic information on the Triton Marine Mattress System, describes potential applications for marine mattresses in coastal engineering, and summarizes previous successful deployments of marine mattresses in projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others. Description of marine […]

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Geotube dewatering containers help in cleanup of the Fox River

August 1st, 2006

Cleansing the Fox: Decades of PCB contamination in Wisconsin’s lower Fox River will take decades to clean up. Today, geotextile dewatering containers are helping with that job at the Fox’s Little Lake Butte des Morts The largest river cleanup project ever attempted in North America is using geotextile tubes as a key component in the […]

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Geofoam provides lightweight fill for York Bridge in Washington

August 1st, 2006

A King County DOT bridge project illustrates the use of geofoam fill. Abstract An interesting project under way in the Seattle area is the reconstruction of the York Bridge on Northeast 116th Street north of Redmond, Wash. After the supports for the new bridge were completed, crews worked on the deck and approach roadways using […]

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Designing for geoelectrical liner integrity and leak-location surveys

August 1st, 2006

What to look for (and to look out for!) when designing lining systems for electrical integrity/leak-location surveys. By Ian D. Peggs As the need to perform geoelectrical liner integrity (for CQA) and leak-location (problem resolution) surveys becomes more of a regulated requirement, it becomes more necessary to design lining systems so that single and primary […]

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Geopipe (aka ‘buried plastic pipe’)

August 1st, 2006

Identification, history, testing, and usage. By George R. Koerner Perhaps the original geosynthetic material is buried plastic pipe, which is called “geopipe” in this article. Geopipe is being used in many aspects of geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering. It sees uses in water and gas distribution, sewer and wastewater, oil and gas production, industrial and […]

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Q & A with Ernie English

August 1st, 2006

Ernie English Vice President and General Manager for North American Operations, GSE Chairman, GMA Executive Council Geosynthetic Materials Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Geosynthetics: How would you describe the status of the geosynthetics industry today? Ernie English: I see a large market, a growing market but at a relatively modest […]

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