West Valley TRAX project to use an estimated 1,846,000ft3 of geofoam

August 27, 2009

Salt Lake City’s West Valley TRAX project, commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority, is the nation’s second-largest geofoam project, with an anticipated total of 1,846,000ft3 of ACH Geofoam installed along the light-rail tracks. Geofoam was selected in place of soil to save time and money constructing the embankment, which is up to 50ft high in …

Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association launches new website

August 26, 2009

A new website launched by the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association is designed to assist users of stormwater BMPs (best management practices). The site features information on the association’s membership, activities and a buyer’s guide on stormwater equipment and services.

Cell-Tek launches new bonded aggregate system

August 25, 2009

Cell-Tek Geosynthetics Crofton, Md., has introduced Gravel-Lok, a new system intended for bonding a variety of aggregates for use in industrial, civil and residential applications. Gravel-Lok is a moisture-curing liquid, comprised of a single component, and is non-toxic and eco-friendly.

ASCE elects new officers

August 24, 2009

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has elected officers who will be installed Oct. 30, 2009, during the business meeting at ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The new board members include: President—Blaine D. Leonard, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, a research program manager for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt …

Geosynthetics: Present and Perspectives in México

Objectives: To learn about current reality in the use of the geosynthetic materials, presenting also the perspectives for the near future and the potential applications of these products in the Mexican Engineering. Who should attend? Project designers, specifiers, geotechnical and environmental engineers, university professors and students, researchers, and all professionals from the government agencies, private …

Second Year of Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Fellowships

By George R. Koerner and Robert M. Koerner The GSI Fellowship program funds graduate students performing research on geosynthetic topics for up to three years of continuous activity. The first year awards are for $10,000 and the second and third are for $5,000 each. The criteria are: Students must have passed their candidacy examinations leading …

Tensar grants exclusive distribution rights to CETCO

CETCO Sediment Remediation Technologies signed an agreement with Tensar International Corporation gaining exclusive rights to distribute the Triton Marine Mattress System. The system, made for subaqueous capping of contaminated sediments, will be distributed by CETCO in the United States and Canada.

BLM distributes draft of Environmental Impact Statement regarding proposed phosphate mine

August 21, 2009

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began distributing a draft of an Environmental Impact Statement in response to a proposal by P4 Production LLC, a subsidiary of Monsanto, to open a phosphate mine near Soda Springs, Idaho. The BLM is releasing the statement to generate public feedback on the project, which could result in …

The FICCI makes recommendations for geosynthetics industry

August 20, 2009

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has announced a variety of findings and recommendations for the geosynthetics industry. The FICCI teamed up with the Office of Textile Commissioner in the Ministry of Textiles to hold a conference titled “Geosynthetics: Opportunities and Challenges” in Mumbai, India, where the industry was discussed at …

Profile Products releases wider turf reinforcement mats

August 19, 2009

Profile Products now offers Enkamat Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) in Enkamat R20 and Enkamat R30. Both of the mats, which span 8ft, feature improved UV resistance and are reinforced with a flexible polyester geogrid. The mats are ideal for establishing vegetation and have no seams or welds.