Geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation

March 31st, 2022

By Amy Woods, Technical Product Manager, Layfield Group Ltd., and Prabeen Joshi, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group Ltd. Layfield Group Ltd. discusses geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation, including the pros and cons of flat bottom and arched tank types. In a typical urban setting, runoff from impervious surfaces—such as pavement and rooftops—should be managed effectively […]

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GeoStabilization International chooses Ivankovich as CEO

March 30th, 2022

GeoStabilization International chooses Ivankovich to lead the company; depth in acquisition integration/construction management is critical. GeoStabilization International CEO Dominic Ivankovich. Photograph courtesy of GeoStabilization International GeoStabilization International of Commerce City, Colo., a geohazard mitigation firm, announced that Dominic Ivankovich is joining the company as CEO. Ivankovich succeeds Colby Barrett, who has led GeoStabilization since 2008. […]

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Wrekin hires geosynthetics division leader

March 29th, 2022

Wrekin Products Ltd. commercial and technical manager for the geosynthetics division, David Fisher. Photograph courtesy of Wrekin Products Ltd. Wrekin Products Ltd. of Lichfield, England, hired civil engineer David Fisher as commercial and technical manager to head up its geosynthetics division, the company said in a prepared statement. Fisher joins Wrekin with more than ten […]

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Geocells for Suriname mine haul roads

March 28th, 2022

Presto Geosystems deploys the GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System geocells for Suriname gold mine haul roads. Infilling the GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System geocells at the Suriname gold mining site. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Due to its location in a tropical climate near Paramaribo, Suriname, on the northeastern coast of South America, a remote gold mine sustains […]

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GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning  

March 25th, 2022

GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning at Outlook Conference 2022, with a focus on infrastructure and coal combustion residuals, as well as other important topics and current trends. The lobby of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., in 2016. Photograph by Antony-22. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Geosynthetic Materials Association […]

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BontexGeo acquires Geotexan

March 24th, 2022

Belgium-based BontexGeo acquires Geotexan, which has a strong presence in Spain, other countries in the European Union and South America. Inside BontexGeo Group geosynthetics manufacturing plant. Photograph courtesy of BontexGeo Group The BontexGeo Group of Zele, Belgium, a manufacturer focusing on the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, will acquire 100 % […]

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International Achievement Awards submissions portal opens

March 23rd, 2022

Winner of the 2021 IAA Award of Excellence in the Tensile Structures < 600 square meters category, the PFEIFER Structures-designed Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal in Alameda, Calif. features a spectacular canopy. Photograph courtesy of PFEIFFER Structures For more than 75 years, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has recognized outstanding and innovative projects representing the latest accomplishments in […]

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Geosynthetics innovation gaps and opportunities

March 22nd, 2022

Some see the geosynthetics industry as complacent and slow to change. Is there room to address geosynthetics innovation gaps in the industry? Photograph courtesy of Solmax Solmax said in a prepared statement that it believes there is a fundamental place for innovation in the geosynthetics industry. The company asserts that innovation will be critical in […]

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IECA announces board members

March 21st, 2022

IECA announces new and returning board members at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minn., in February. New IECA board member Oliver Norton. Photograph courtesy of the International Erosion Control Association The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) welcomed two new members and one returning member to its board of directors at the IECA […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 call for abstracts opens

March 18th, 2022

Geosynthetics Conference 2023 call for abstracts opens—submit your abstracts by April 29, 2022, for the Kansas City, Mo., conference. Downtown Kansas City, Mo., at night. Kansas City is the host city of Geosynthetics Conference 2023. Photograph by CalendarGuy. Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The call for abstracts for Geosynthetics Conference 2023 is now open. You can […]

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