ASCE offers virtual workshop: Geosynthetic-reinforced MSE walls, berms, embankments and slopes

February 10th, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will offer a two-day virtual workshop, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced MSE Walls, Berms, Embankments and Slopes,” on March 2 and March 4, 2021. Participants will have access to the virtual workshop video archives and materials for 60 days from the start day of the workshop. Virtual workshop brief Mechanically stabilized earth […]

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50 years of HUESKER HaTelit asphalt reinforcement

February 9th, 2021

A success story that began 50 years ago: HaTelit asphalt reinforcements were first used in road construction in 1971. Today, they lead conventional rehabilitation methods in terms of sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Potholes, cracks and deformations are not only an annoyance for every car or bicycle user, they also pose a great danger to traffic participants […]

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Raven adds smooth-edge technology to extruded geomembranes

February 8th, 2021

Raven now offers HydraLine in 23-foot (7-m) wide seamless, smooth-edge, textured mill rolls. Raven Industries Inc. announced that its Engineered Films division has incorporated new smooth-edge technology onto its seven-layer barrier extrusion line for the production of 23-foot (7-m) wide textured sheet geomembranes. The new smooth-edge extrusion process creates a high-quality smooth surface edge on […]

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Conductive liner for a copper mine reservoir

February 5th, 2021

At a large copper mine in the U.S., a lined stormwater reservoir needed to be constructed for containment of runoff and process water. The integrity of the reservoir liner was critical as failure could result in contamination of groundwater. Solmax installed a double liner system, using Leak Location Conductive liner. This would ensure reliable electric […]

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Civil engineers to grade Texas’ infrastructure through virtual news conference, Feb. 10

February 4th, 2021

The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card Feb. 10, 2021, through a virtual news conference. The report analyzes 12 infrastructure categories pertinent to Texas: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, flood risk mitigation, levees, public parks and recreation, highways and roads, solid waste, transit, […]

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ASCE recognizes outstanding projects and leaders, and outstanding civil engineering achievements

February 4th, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced its 2021 recipients of the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leadership (OPAL) awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in each of five categories: construction, design, education, government and management. These individuals have furthered the civil engineering profession and improved local communities by contributing to thriving local economies and superb […]

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Women in Textiles Summit going virtual

February 3rd, 2021

Due to continuing concerns regarding the coronavirus and feedback from conference participants, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has decided to transform the Women in Textiles Summit 2021 into a virtual event taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5. The timing will mimic an in-person show, immersing […]

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CETCO’s new RESISTEX Universal GCL Series unveiled

February 2nd, 2021

As a new class of polymer-modified geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) that will be added to CETCO’s existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series performs well against calcium chloride (CaCl2). CETCO can now offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address a wide spectrum of leachates. Designed to withstand medium- to high-strength leachates, […]

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Stabilizing Oyster Lake’s outfall

February 1st, 2021

The completed outfall with sea oats beginning to grow Preserving a unique ecosystem with an environmentally friendly solution By Drew Loizeaux Coastal dune lakes are freshwater lakes located within 2 miles (3.2 km) of an ocean coastline. These rare ecosystems are only found in a handful of locations around the globe, including Madagascar, New Zealand, […]

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The business of geosynthetics goes on during COVID

February 1st, 2021

This is the show issue for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021, coming up February 22–25. In addition to the two features, you will find in this issue the Geosynthetics Product Showcase, highlighting a plethora of new and existing products and services from companies, some of whom will be exhibiting at the conference’s virtual show floor. […]

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