Geomembrane freshwater bladders for eco-friendly beach resort

August 31st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax An eco beach resort in an undeveloped wilderness area in Panama needed to find a way to store fresh water (rainwater) for use during dry spells. The goal of the resort is to educate while entertaining and to reduce the impact on the environment. It was thus important to the resort […]

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, local officials pitch $60 billion proposal to restore western forests, watersheds

August 30th, 2021

By Chase Woodruff, Colorado Newsline Reporter Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, right, and Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead discuss the Outdoor Recreation Partnership Act at Denver’s Confluence Park on Aug. 24, 2021. Photograph by Chase Woodruff; courtesy of Colorado Newsline Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet visited Denver’s Confluence Park on Aug. 24 to launch a multistop tour in […]

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime predictions of nonexposed and exposed geosynthetics

August 27th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 8, 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. A most […]

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Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26th, 2021

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC The University of Arizona Solar Zone at Tech Park, Tucson, Ariz. Photography courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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ARTBA says House to consider infrastructure bill before Sept. 30 deadline

August 25th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of ARTBA The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a plan to consider the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) no later than Sept. 27, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The plan emerged Aug. 24 as a compromise between moderate Democrats, who wanted an immediate vote on […]

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How to install a liner in a large pond

August 25th, 2021

An AGRU HDPE geomembrane installed in Tulfes, Austria. Photograph courtesy of AGRU Austria Ponds are useful in a variety of functions, serving in processes such as water treatment, thermal storage, farming and more. Regardless of their function, one of the most important considerations in pond design is containment. Containment is often handled through compacted clay […]

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IECA and Storm Water Solutions offer webinar on exploring sediment control during inclement weather events

August 24th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the City of Pacific Grove, Calif. The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and Storm Water Solutions will host a free webinar, “Exploring Sediment Control During Inclement Weather Events,”on August 26 at 1 p.m. CDT. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of how different modes of sediment control affect the discharge […]

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Constructing a refuge for healthcare staff: Geofoam backs plaza renovation

August 23rd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of InsulFoam The University of Utah, bound by mountain ranges and the city of Salt Lake City, offers one of the nation’s top academic healthcare systems. The college’s Health Business Services Building (BSB), the system’s primary administration office, houses 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than 5,000 support staff. On the perimeter of the […]

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GSI offers geosynthetics short courses online

August 19th, 2021

MSE wall in Franklin, Tenn. Photograph courtesy of Pinnacle Design/Build Group Inc. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is hosting three short courses on-demand online. GSI and Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI short course registrations. Course 1: Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities Recording […]

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Seattle awards Layfield with large CSPE floating cover project

August 18th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Layfield USA Corp. Layfield USA Corp. announced the award for the supply and installation of a new chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system for the Seattle Public Utilities Lake Forest Park Reservoir project in Washington State. The project is a unique and challenging double reservoir system with 60 million gallons […]

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