The World of Coal Ash 2022 announces new dates

February 24th, 2021

The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research announced the dates for the World of Coal Ash 2022. The conference was originally scheduled for May 2021, but it was delayed due to Covid-19 precautions. WOCA 2022 will be held May 16–19, 2022, at the Northern Kentucky Convention […]

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Impermeable geomembrane for a Baltimore reservoir cofferdam

February 22nd, 2021

Druid Hill Reservoir is a one-billion-gallon (55-acre) potable water storage reservoir that supplies Baltimore, Md., and surrounding counties. Druid Hill Reservoir was constructed between 1863 and 1871 and is one of the largest earthen dammed lakes in North America. In 1971 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of […]

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Geosynthetic prices increase due to spike in polypropylene resin costs

February 19th, 2021

Polypropylene (PP) resin and other plastic resins have experienced a rapid price increase over the past three months, affecting the cost of geosynthetic products, according to Fred C. Chuck, P.E., executive director of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) at Industrial Fabrics Association International. “Market conditions continue to remain highly volatile, with resin availability and pricing […]

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IECA Region One aligns association structure with strategic plan

February 18th, 2021

With the reunification of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One and Region Two, the IECA board of directors is making structural changes to support incoming members and to create a solid backbone for the future. Structural changes include: The board promoted Samantha Roe, IOM, to Chief Executive Officer of the association.Members from Region […]

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Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17th, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. […]

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Twenty-five states introduce transportation funding bills

February 16th, 2021

State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Layfield USA completes two CSPE reservoirs

February 15th, 2021

Layfield USA Corp. announced the completion of the supply and installation of a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system as part of a refurbishing and upgrade project for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Lanpher Reservoir. The Lanpher Reservoir is a double reservoir, potable water storage system (East and West reservoirs) with a […]

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ASTM International geosynthetics committee developing proposed vinyl sheet piling standard

February 12th, 2021

ASTM International’s geosynthetics committee (D35) is developing a proposed standard that covers vinyl sheet piling used in marine and geotechnical fields for seawalls, retaining walls, flood walls, erosion control and pollution cutoff. According to ASTM member Steve Hargrave, innovation and engineering director at CMI Limited, the proposed standard (WK75165) will fill the need for a […]

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Civil engineers give Ohio’s infrastructure a “C-” in 2021 Infrastructure Report Card

February 12th, 2021

Grades across 16 categories span from a B to a D. The Ohio Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) unveiled its 2021 Report Card for Ohio’s Infrastructure on Feb. 11, issuing grades from B to D for 16 categories pertinent to Ohio, including: bridges (C+), dams (C-), drinking water (D+), energy (C), hazardous […]

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Tensar (U.K.) commits to 100% renewable energy

February 11th, 2021

All the electricity used by Tensar International Ltd. in the U.K. in manufacturing its geogrid products is now certified to come from renewable sources. The switch to a renewable energy supplier, which took place on Oct. 1, 2020, is one of several initiatives introduced by Tensar in recent years to reduce its environmental impact, said […]

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