ASTM International’s Geotechnical Testing Journal receives increased impact factor rating

July 30th, 2021

ASTM International announced today the Geotechnical Testing Journal received an increased 2020 impact factor rating of 1.469, up nearly 14% from the previous year. The impact factor is calculated each year by Clarivate Analytics and given to journals that appear in their database, Science Citation Index. Launched in 1978, the Geotechnical Testing Journal covers test […]

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Tensar International to host InterAxion Conference focusing on infrastructure and launching new geogrid

July 29th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. In response to the urgent demand for innovative approaches to cost-effectively improve infrastructure resiliency and sustainability, Tensar International Corp. has announced the launch of its InterAxion Conference, to be held on Aug. 10–12, 2021.  The virtual conference features a series of brief TED-style talks from key infrastructure industry influencers […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in heap leach mining

July 28th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining,”on August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The chemical extraction of precious metals […]

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How do you select geosynthetics for biogas containment systems?

July 27th, 2021

By Hermann Ng, Senior Technical Sales Manager, APAC FIGURE 1 Photograph courtesy of Solmax Biogas production from anaerobic waste stabilization ponds, typically used for treatment of wastewater from farms and industry, is a smart, sustainable, eco-responsible option. A key component of these systems is the geosynthetic material used for the sealing system. Why are polyethylene geomembranes a better choice and how do you select the right material?  […]

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CSPE: The “Benjamin Button” of polymeric liners

July 26th, 2021

CSPE-lined Palos Verde Reservoir in Los Angeles County, Calif. Photograph courtesy of Raven Engineered Films Most polymeric liners undergo oxidative aging immediately after installation, and this continues over time, ultimately leading to a reduction of their molecular chain length (this destructive process is referred to as oxidative degradation). In particular, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density […]

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Brown and Caldwell appoint vice president to accelerate Midwest growth

July 23rd, 2021

Seasoned leader Tracy Ekola brings 28 years of environmental engineering nous to expanding region Tracy Ekola. Photograph courtesy of Brown and Caldwell Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced Tracy Ekola has joined the company as vice president and senior director of client services for the Midwest region. The strategic hire highlights […]

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Safe filling in geotextile tube dewatering

July 22nd, 2021

TenCate Geotube with EyePort opening before filling. Photograph courtesy of TenCate Geosynthetics A product is only as strong as its weakest point. In the case of dewatering tubes, this applies to the fill openings, since in conventional manufacturing the opening is a round cut through the fabric, which essentially weakens it. Under the Geotube brand, TenCate Geosynthetics has developed an innovative solution that does not damage the fabric structure. Thus, it increases safety […]

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IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21st, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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What role can plastics and geogrids play in sustainability?

July 21st, 2021

By Andrew Lees, Senior Application Technology Manager, Tensar Corp. Tensar geogrids helped reduce carbon footprint at Beverley Waste Water Treatment Works in Beverley, England, by 40%. Photograph courtesy of Tensar Corp. Recently, President Joseph R. Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate—proof, if any is required, that sustainability continues to be a key issue around […]

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Geosynthetic clay liners in landfill engineering

July 20th, 2021

Installing a geosynthetic clay liner at a landfill. Photograph courtesy of ACF Environmental A critical component of a well-conceived waste management plan, landfills are highly engineered facilities. In particular, the design and management of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills carry environmental significance. The site, design, construction and operation of landfills require stringent compliance with government […]

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