Hayward Baker acquires Ellington Cross

October 13, 2015

Acquisition of Charleston, S.C.-based regional geotechnical contractor expands the company’s ‘EQ drain’ capabilities Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) announced in an Oct. 13 press release that it has acquired Ellington Cross LLC (EC), a regional geotechnical contractor that provides Earthquake Drain™ design and installation. Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., EC operates primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina, …

IFAI wraps up a successful 2015 Expo

October 9, 2015

The Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) annual textile trade event, IFAI Expo 2015, concluded its four-day run Oct. 9, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. IFAI is also the not-for-profit organizing committee of the biennial geosynthetics conferences, most recently its Geosynthetics 2015 event in Portland, Ore., last February. Geosynthetics 2017 will be held March 12–15 in Orlando, …

IFAI announces 2015 IAA winners

October 8, 2015

Winners of the 2015 International Achievement Awards (IAA) were announced today at IFAI Expo 2015, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., through Oct. 9. Sponsored by IFAI, the IAA program has recognized excellence in design and innovation for more than six decades, highlighting craftsmanship in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. …

Geocomp restructures; hires new L.A. manager

With the retirement of Bill Rizzo, president and COO of Massachusetts-based Geocomp/GeoTesting Express, the company recently instituted a collaborative management structure to oversee its five offices, according to an Oct. 6 press release. The company has created a three-person executive committee that reports to Geocomp founder and CEO W. Allen Marr. Committee members are: Gary …

Industrial Fabrics Foundation announces student scholarship winners

October 6, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. Oct. 6, 2015—The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners were announced today at the 2015 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. …

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 call for proposals

October 2, 2015

‘Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice’ The theme of Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is “Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice.” The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions, and paper presentations. The objective of the event is to share new developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. Call for proposals …

Raven announces new wide-width fabrication capacity

October 1, 2015

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries announced in a Sept. 30 press release its addition of wide-width fabrication capacities at its Madison, S.D. facility.
Operating in the company’s Engineered Films Division (EFD), these new capabilities generate additional capacity—specifically wide-width layflat materials—decreasing the fabricated-product lead times of geomembrane liners, custom grain covers, and other converted products, according to the release.

The 2nd International GSI–Asia Geosynthetics Conference

Some of you know that the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and Inha University, Incheon, Korea (Rep.), have had an association for more than 20 years. In June, we advanced this relationship during the 2nd International GSI–Asia Geosynthetic Conference. The conference chairman was Prof. Han-Yong Jeon of Inha University, the conference secretary was Dr. Jungjo Yuu of Golden-pow Co. Ltd…

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Geocomposite drainage layers

Flammability? Zip ties? MARV? Ponds? GT specs? Questions and answers from the GMA Techline. I wonder about your opinion on the use of a triplanar geocomposite for landfill drainage layer. We have not approved these in our jurisdiction to date. I have a current application where this is proposed to be used (vertical expansion). I …

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Saturated soil cover on liner question

Questions and answers from the GMA Techline. I need your advice on a reservoir we are designing. It is an irrigation reservoir with a 40-mil HDPE geomembrane liner on a 3:1 slope. The client wants to cover the liner with 1ft of silt loam soil. The water elevation in the reservoir will fluctuate about 15ft …