Strata, Allan Block in new marketing agreement

October 25, 2010

In a move described as “making proper landscape retaining wall construction even easier and more accessible,” Allan Block Co. of Minneapolis and Strata Systems of Atlanta have reached “a cooperative marketing agreement,” according to an Oct. 25 press release. The new plan calls for marketing and promotion of Strata’s geogrid reinforcement as part of Allan …

GMA delivers more comments to EPA regarding coal-ash deliberations

October 18, 2010

September 29, 2010 Mr. Steven Souders Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery United States Environmental Protection Agency 5304P Washington, DC 20460 40 CFR Parts 257, 261, 264 et al. Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Special Wastes; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; Proposed Rule Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640 …

GRS bridges debut in N.Y.

October 15, 2010

Geosynthetically reinforced soil bridge abutments—engineering methodologies pioneered under the auspices of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and prominently featured several times in Geosynthetics magazine—have been built for the first time in the Empire State. The St. Lawrence (N.Y.) County Highway Department’s use of the innovative bridge-building method has caught the attention of FHWA officials. The …

Sediment: It’s in the bag

October 13, 2010

Construction activities in watery environments can stir up sediments that release stored pollutants; clog waterways; and are expensive to store, treat, or remove. Blue Boar Contracts from Midlands, England, had a national dredging contract with British Waterways to deepen canals and extract tons of sediment slurry for removal. The company called on Sedi-filter, a dewatering …

Leister acquires Concord Geotech

Concord Geotechnical (USA) has announced its recent acquisition by Leister Process Technologies (Switzerland). An Oct. 12 press release stated that Concord and Leister have joined forces to bring a combination of manufacturing and innovation to the plastic welding industry. The release, written as “an open letter to the geosynthetics industry,” was signed by Concord’s managing …

Huesker’s Incomat system helps to cross the Ruhr

October 11, 2010

Installation of a double-pipeline for water conveyance across the Ruhr River in Germany was completed last year with the help of a sheathing of Incomat, an industrial woven synthetic material manufactured by Huesker, according to a press release from the company. The tailor-made “jackets,” produced to encompass the two steel water pipes, were made from …

Seaman names co-presidents

October 8, 2010

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp., maker of XR Technology geomembranes, has issued a press release announcing a new management, organization and leadership structure that includes Alex Williamson and John Crum as co-presidents. Both were promoted to executive vice president a year ago as part of a two-year succession plan. Richard N. Seaman, now assumes the titles …

O’Malley departs Propex

Paul O’Malley, national sales manager at Propex Geosynthetics, has resigned. In an Oct. 8 e-mail, O’Malley wrote: “I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and thank you. After nearly 10 years, I am leaving Propex to pursue other interests. My tenure here has been tremendously rewarding and I owe that to you.” …

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Life after golf: The greening of Cheviot Hills

October 1, 2010

By Chris Kelsey Historic Cheviot Hills Golf Course opened in Raleigh, N.C., in 1930. But during the early 2000s, declining economic conditions and an abundance of golf courses in the region forced some course owners to make challenging decisions about whether to continue operations. Cheviot Hills’ ownership chose to shutter the course and put up …

Comment on the High Line

Editor’s Note: This article from August/September 2010 Geosynthetics prompted a reader’s comment about green roof thickness. Comment From: Al Barth Posted: Aug. 25, 2010 The article on the High Line says the green roof system is 25mm thick. This seems quite small to accomodate all the component layers. Should this read 25cm? Response From: Ron …