New training video available

February 25, 2010

Cadwallader Technical Services (CTS) has announced the release of a new 80-minute geosynthetics training video “How to Heat Seam and Field Test Geomembranes” as an updated, menu-driven DVD. The DVD is divided into 25 sections and subsections, each accessible and viewable on field laptop and office computers. A preview and other information about this training …

Mackey named chair of ASTM International Geosynthetics Committee

February 19, 2010

ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has named Robert E. Mackey, a partner and senior design engineer at S2L Inc. in Maitland, Fla., as its new chair. The 300-member committee oversees 130 ASTM standards related to the geosynthetics industry. Mackey is a long-time contributor to Geosynthetics magazine and is a member of the magazine’s Editorial …

Number of ‘ready-to-go’ projects approaches five figures as states await new jobs bill

February 11, 2010

As states continue to wait for action on a jobs bill, the list of ‘ready-to-go’ state infrastructure projects has surpassed the 9,800 mark, based on a December 2009 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). These projects, valued at more than $79 billion, project that state departments of transportation will …

First GSI-Asia Geosynthetics Conference set for November

February 8, 2010

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) have announced the 1st GSI-Asia Geosynthetics Conference. The conference is scheduled for Nov. 16-18, 2010, in Taichung, Taiwan. Sponsors for the event include: the National Science Council and the Taiwan ministries of economy and education. The conference theme is Geosynthetics in …

9th International Conference on Geosynthetics, May 23-27, 2010

February 1, 2010

Guarujá, Brazil The 9ICG is organized by the Brazilian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS Brasil) and the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS), under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and supported by the Brazilian Association of Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Industries (ABINT). Geosynthetics magazine is a Strategic …

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Prospects for geosynthetic containment systems at Marcellus Formation shale-gas drilling projects

By Robert M. Koerner Background The Marcellus Formation, also known as the Marcellus Subgroup of the Hamilton Group, Marcellus Member of the Romney Formation, or simply the Marcellus Shale, is a unit of marine sedimentary rock found in eastern North America. Named for a distinctive outcropping near the village of Marcellus, N.Y., it extends throughout …

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New wall repairs erosion damage, widens road

Introduction The main objectives of this project were to build a retaining wall to support a road and to create more room for the width of the road, especially at the turn. Potential problems A primary goal was the repairing and widening of an existing 4m- (13ft)-wide road to 5m (15.5ft). In addition, the roadbed …

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Geotextile containers for dewatering septage

TenCate Geosynthetics wins in 2009 International Achievement Awards In 2002, Ontario’s provincial legislature and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) produced a policy paper announcing its intent to eliminate the land application of untreated septage (septic tank waste). While 90% of residents in Ontario used local sanitary sewers to dispose of waste and, therefore, were unaffected …

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Using geotextile containers for coal-slurry disposal

TenCate Geosynthetics wins in 2009 International Achievement Awards The processing of raw coal to a saleable clean coal requires that mine operators wash the run-of-mine product using a processing plant. The raw coal contains impurities composed of rock and fireclay. Two waste streams are created by this process: coarse rock and fine rock particles. At …

Geosynthetics wins Silver Award

Geosynthetics magazine received a second-place Silver Award for Best Technical Article at the 2009 Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association’s annual awards event Nov. 5 in Minneapolis. It marked the fifth consecutive year that Geosynthetics has won an MMPA award. The cover story, “Pyrite remediation: Geosynthetic answers for I-99’s problems” was written by Archie Filshill of …