GSI to host webinar on MSE remediation and monitoring

February 28, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall Remediation and Monitoring,” on March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The GSI database of failed MSE walls indicates that 44 out of …

IECA Region One board of directors elect new positions

February 27, 2019

Each year, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One elects board members to serve as association officers at the IECA Annual Conference in February. The following board members were re-elected to their current officer positions: Charles R. Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, administrative vice president Don Thieman, CPESC, LEED-AP, secretary Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, …

FGI to present GCL shear testing webinar

February 26, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar “GCL Shear Testing,” on February 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. The webinar is free to student and industry professionals. In this presentation, Chris Bareither, P.E., Ph.D., will discuss the internal and interface shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). General topics covered will …

GMA/IGS North America to host webinar on geopipe

February 25, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America will sponsor a webinar “An Introduction to Geopipe,” on March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to students and industry professionals. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Pluimer, P.E., Ph.D., will open a series on applications, specifications and test methods associated with …

Good energy at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019

February 20, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 was a huge success in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, with some 1,100 engaged attendees, presenters, speakers and exhibitors contributing to the intellectual and commercial hum felt throughout the Marriott Marquis. “We were delighted with the enthusiasm of the attendees and exhibitors,” said Industrial Fabrics Association International president and CEO Steve Schiffman. …

Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that …

Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

February 11, 2019

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company, …

Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

February 8, 2019

Thrace-LINQ in Summerville, S.C., announced the completion of the installation of a new Andritz needlepunched nonwoven line. The Thrace Group invested more than $9 million in this project to satisfy the growing demand for high-performance nonwoven fabrics in North America. This state-of-the- art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class-quality fabrics for geosynthetics, automotive …

Preview Geosynthetics Conference: 2019 Show Guide now available

February 7, 2019

View the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Show Guide for a preview of all of the excitement going on during the conference in Houston, Texas, next week. As you will see, the conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on fundamental knowledge and the latest developments with the opportunity to earn up …

EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium accepting abstracts

February 6, 2019

The China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and EDANA have issued a call for papers for the second EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS), to be held Nov. 18–19, 2019, in Beijing, China. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the ISO TC 221 annual meetings on Nov. 20–22. The conference and exhibition will cover …