With a little help from my friends

February 1st, 2016

With the addition of John Gardner (Smith-Gardner Inc. in Raleigh, N.C.) to Geosynthetics magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee, it reminded me once again to offer my heartfelt thank you’s to this wonderful group that you see listed on the lower-right of this page. So, here goes: Thanks Melody—after many peer reviews, we finally meet at Geosynthetics […]

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Lach Huyen Bridge work platforms

February 1st, 2016

Outstanding Achievement Award TenCate Geosynthetics Introduction More than 27km of geotextile tubes were installed to reclaim the 4.1km × 26m work platforms to construct the 600,000m³ dredged sediment containment facility for construction of Lach Huyen Bridge in Vietnam. The in-progress 5.44km (almost 3.5 miles) bridge, which accommodates a four-lane highway, spans across the combined estuary […]

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Geogrid proven in logging industry demonstration

February 1st, 2016

Introduction During a 2014 logging industry event in the Pacific Northwest, geogrid was used to reinforce portions of a heavily travelled logging road. The demonstration was conducted during the Pacific Logging Congress, 7th In the Woods, held in Molalla, Ore. An aggregate haul road was constructed to demonstrate the difference of an unreinforced road section […]

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Conductive geomembrane

February 1st, 2016

We are developing a conductive liner. I want to know if there is any kind of small-scale test that I can apply in our laboratory as a quality control test. Pacqua | Mexico Pacqua, Great to hear from you and nice to know that you are developing a conductive GM. What is typically done in […]

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Exposed geomembrane cover

February 1st, 2016

I am evaluating the feasibility of constructing an exposed geomembrane cover on a coal combustion residuals (CCR) fly ash impoundment. The evaluation includes scenarios of: (1) allowing surface water to shed and (2) intentionally impounding water. In reviewing the available literature, I came across your article “Traditional vs. exposed geomembrane landfill covers” (Geosynthetics, October/November 2012). […]

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Spray over HDPE?

February 1st, 2016

Is it possible to spray over an HDPE liner? Can you provide me with spray manufacturers? Abbey | Saudi Arabia Abbey, There is no need to spray on HDPE, and even if you did it wouldn’t stick very easily. Regarding spray manufacturers, just Google “spray applied membranes” and you will get information in this regard. […]

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