Contech announces new ownership structure and new corporate name

February 9, 2012

Company obtains new long-term financing; improves liquidity position to execute global strategy Contech Engineered Solutions LLC (formerly Contech Construction Products Inc.), a provider of engineering and site solutions for the residential, commercial, and infrastructure markets, announced in a Feb. 8 press release changes that re-position the company for the future. West Chester, Ohio-based Contech said …

ADS’s Goddard named TRB emeritus member

February 8, 2012

James Goddard, recently retired from Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) as the company’s chief engineer, was named member emeritus of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction during the TRB’s 91st annual meeting in January 2012. Goddard received the honor for his years of service to TRB, representing the corrugated polyethylene pipe …

After record year, Tensar moves to restructure loans

Atlanta-based Tensar Corp. announced in a Feb. 6 press release a strong performance in 2011, with double digit income growth compared to 2010. The release also acknowledged that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded the company’s corporate credit rating and the rating on TCO Funding Corp.’s first-lien term loan. The 2011 performance was achieved “through …

Huesker names new Asia director

February 7, 2012

Huesker Synthetic GmbH announced in a Feb. 6 press release that Graham Thomson has been appointed as the company’s area director for Asia. “I’m really looking forward to the new challenge of the Asian market and I’m glad to be given the opportunity to represent Huesker in Asia,” Thomson said. With more than 20 years …

FGI offers graduate research grant

February 3, 2012

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) announced in a Feb. 2 press release the availability of a graduate research grant. The founding principles of FGI have been research and education, the release said; and in support of these principles, it plans to award research funds for an initial two-year period to support ideas that advance the …

Call for proposals—deadline extended to Feb. 8

February 2, 2012

Geosynthetics 2013: Geosynthetics for Water & Energy Challenges The objective of Geosynthetics 2013 is to share new developments in geosynthetic engineering and technologies. The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and papers. Call for Proposals This Call for Proposals is issued to solicit topics and programs that will …

5th RemTech grows in Italy

February 1, 2012

By Daniele Cazzuffi RemTech 2011—the fifth Remediation Technology Exhibition and Conference—showed continued growth Sept. 28-30 in Ferrara, Italy, with 130 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees. The annual event in Ferrara in northern Italy is dedicated to remediation techniques and features sessions on characterization, analysis, monitoring, demolitions, general contractors, dredging, geosynthetics, asbestos, requalification, insurance, and other services. …

Specifier’s Guide wins award

The 2011 Specifier’s Guide from Geosynthetics magazine received a silver (second place) award at the 15th Annual Excellence Awards presented by the Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association on Nov. 3. The 2011 edition of the annual “Spec Guide” was named runnerup in the Best Directory category. Specialty Fabrics Review was one of three Industrial Fabrics …

Geotextile-reinforced soil retaining wall for Hetaoyu Mine coal processing plant

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2011 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

Reader wants more info about GRS

Editor’s Note: Reader, Taher, offered this question after reading the June/July 2010 Geosynthetics article, “Building bridges the geosynthetic-reinforced soil way.” Question As mentioned [in this article, RE:] use of geosynthetic-reinforced soil. Could you elaborate, exactly what are all materials used and in [what] quantity? And also its economy. Taher Reply Dear Taher, My best advice …