Bernardi joins Strata as director of engineering

June 11th, 2015

Cumming, Ga.-based Strata Systems Inc. announced in a June 11 press release that it has hired Michael Bernardi as its new director of engineering. The release noted that Bernardi has more than 30 years of soil reinforcement experience and has been “at the center of the mechanically stabilized earth structures industry since its beginnings.” Bernardi […]

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IECA extends abstracts deadline: June 13

June 8th, 2015

The deadline for presentation abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association’s annual Environmental Connection conference has been extended to June 13, 2015. IECA is currently accepting submissions for Environmental Connection 2016, Feb. 16–19 in San Antonio, Texas. Who should submit? Professionals involved with Erosion and Sediment Control and related issues are encouraged to submit an […]

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Registration open for IFAI Expo 2015

June 3rd, 2015

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2015, the most comprehensive industrial and technical textiles event of the year. This year’s event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 6–9. Programming begins Oct. 6; trade show opens Oct. 7. Attendees can save up to $300 when registering by July 4 […]

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Miller Weldmaster unveils new Resolution Center

June 2nd, 2015

Miller Weldmaster (MW) announced in a June 1 press release the opening of its new Resolution Center. The center is designed for customers to have access to technical service and support for their MW machines after point of sale. Navarre, Ohio-based MW has made rotary hot-air, hot-wedge, and impulse welding equipment for the industrial fabrics […]

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World of coal ash

June 1st, 2015

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports issa goin’ on here? —Slim Pickens as Taggart in “Blazing Saddles” By Ron Bygness I could not help recalling that memorable line from the classic Mel Brooks movie while I was first investigating an industry conference on the subject of coal ash. Truly, what is going on […]

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Gaining a better understanding of the porometer test (ASTM D6767)

June 1st, 2015

By Bruce Lacina and Melissa Medlin 1. Introduction The ASTM international standard test method for pore size characteristics of geotextiles by capillary flow test provides a wealth of information about the physical makeup of the structure and pore spaces in a geotextile sample. This test is often referred to as the pore size distribution (PSD) […]

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Overlapping standardized test methods

June 1st, 2015

GSI News By Bob & George Koerner It is generally recognized that generic test methods for all geosynthetic products are essential to manufacturing, design, permitting, specifying, and acceptance organizations to provide for a successful project at reasonable cost. Even further, it is desirable that such test methods are generated and accepted on a worldwide basis. […]

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2014 International Achievement Awards: Fort Pierce City Marina

June 1st, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE Complete information regarding the parties and all Maccaferri solutions and products involved in the award-winning reconstruction of the Fort Pierce City Marina were not included in the original article. –R.B. In rebuilding the Fort Pierce City Marina, the storm protection breakwater system was anchored by a 10.5-acre peninsular island, known as Tern Island, […]

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Stormwater detention pond

June 1st, 2015

Geomembrane testing? Root penetration? Welding HDPE with LLDPE? Woven geopipe? Questions and answers from the GMA Techline We are designing a campus that has a pond for stormwater detention, as well as an architectural/aesthetic pond that is about an acre in area, 6 feet deep, sideslopes 4H:1V, and is right up against a building. The […]

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Woven Geopipe?

June 1st, 2015

Geomembrane testing? Root penetration? Welding HDPE with LLDPE? Woven geopipe? Questions and answers from the GMA Techline We hope you can give us contacts for some fabricators who could supply geosynthetic pipe or equal. We want to make woven pipe for water—sizes from 3 to 30 feet and pressures 10 to 100 feet of head. […]

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