‘Geosynthetics in Roadway Design’ kicks off annual symposium

April 30th, 2014

65th Annual Highway Geology Symposium July 7-10 in Laramie The 65th Annual Highway Geology Symposium (HGS) will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie, Wyo., July 7-10, 2014. Monday, July 7, is devoted to a morning meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Geosynthetics Committee, followed by a half-day “Geosynthetics in Roadway Design” […]

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil system for bridge building

April 25th, 2014

Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) has several success stories to brag about, including geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS). But a clear benefit of the group, according to Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, is that it shows taxpayers that the highway agency and its stakeholders are working to use tax dollars efficiently and […]

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Duke puts $7B–$10B price tag on North Carolina coal-ash cleanup

April 25th, 2014

Estimated $2B-$2.5B for Dan River, Riverbend, Asheville sites Paul Newton, Duke Energy’s state president in North Carolina, spoke this week before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) regarding the company’s response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state, according […]

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil system for bridge building

April 25th, 2014

PennDOT demonstrates value to taxpayers Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) has several success stories to brag about, including geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS). But a clear benefit of the group, according to Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, is that it shows taxpayers that the highway agency and its stakeholders are working to […]

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Strata announces production of geocell line in India

April 24th, 2014

New manufacturing facility in Daman Strata Geosystems India Pvt. Ltd. announced in an Apr. 22 press release its new manufacturing unit in Daman, “the first of its kind in India.” The new facility, located on India’s west coast, will produce the company’s geocell line, StrataWeb, “a three-dimensional soil reinforcement system comprised of honeycombed high-strength cell […]

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EPA releases 2014-2018 strategic plan

April 23rd, 2014

Addressing climate change among top five agency goals The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month issued its 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, which it calls “a blueprint for advancing the EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country.” The plan calls for a new era of partnerships with state and local governments, […]

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Techline responds to question from website comment

April 18th, 2014

From the GMA Techline RE: Reader question from article: Floating geomembrane cover improves biogas collection, heat retention, and odor control I am interested to install cover lagoon digester at my farm. I search some material from Internet for this project. If you share with me some material related to design and installation of cover lagoon […]

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Be a presenter at Environmental Connection

April 10th, 2014

In Portland and co-located with Geosynthetics 2015 The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in an April 10 press release that it is now accepting abstract submissions for education courses and technical sessions at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Ore. EC-’15, which will be a co-located event with the Geosynthetics 2015 conference, is Feb. 15–18, […]

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GMA’s Geosynthetics Market Report now available

April 7th, 2014

Covers U.S. and Canada geosynthetics manufacturing A comprehensive review of all U.S. and Canada geosynthetics markets has been compiled by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The Geosynthetics Market Report 2011–2012 is described in an April 4 IFAI press release as “the most comprehensive and accurate measure […]

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Geosynthetics in new transportation applications

April 1st, 2014

Geosynthetic materials can decrease project costs and time while improving performance and stability. By Timothy D. Stark and David Paiko Introduction Geosynthetics are useful and versatile materials that have found a range of applications in transportation projects (Berg and Suits, 2000). Geosynthetic materials can decrease project costs and project time; increase design life, stability, and […]

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