Geosynthetics support circular economy

March 18th, 2022

Geosynthetics support circular economy by helping to reuse and recycle waste materials, and by reducing the carbon footprint of sites Geogrids at a sewage treatment plant help reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. The circular economy is an essential response to the growing scarcity and cost of natural resources, and […]

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All about geotextiles

March 17th, 2022

Ocean NoOcean Non Wovens Pvt. Ltd. provides a detailed overview of geotextiles, which are useful for many infrastructure projects. Geotextile roll. Photograph courtesy of Ocean Non Wovens Pvt. Ltd. A geotextile is a geosynthetic material used to improve soil characteristics. It can separate, filter, harden, protect and drain water when used in conjunction with soil. […]

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Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers

March 14th, 2022

IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers by announcing its Awards of Excellence during the IECA Annual Conference and Expo 2022. Western Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, winner of the IECA Environmental Excellence Award, will open in 2026. Architectural illustration courtesy of Western Sydney Airport The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) recognized winners of its Awards of […]

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Glisson has joined DFI to direct technical activities

March 11th, 2022

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) heralded that Glisson has joined DFI as director of technical activities. Matthew Glisson of the Deep Foundations Institute. Photograph courtesy of the Deep Foundations Institute The Deep Foundations Institute—an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry—announced that Matthew Glisson has joined DFI […]

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DOT hosting brainstorming call on strategic plan

March 10th, 2022

DOT hosting brainstorming call on the agency's Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan on March 18. The March 18 DOT call for ideas will focus on the Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan, including many aspects of U.S. infrastructure. Photograph by Npangarkar (WMF), Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)   The U.S. […]

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Engineered earth with greywater systems

March 10th, 2022

Propex incorporates a system of engineered earth with greywater irrigation on slope at residential site in Malibu, Calif. By Jeff Hoilman, P.E., market development manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC FIGURE 1 Initial installation of the ARMORMAX 75 Slope Stability System in Malibu, Calif. Photograph courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC The increasing need for sustainable design […]

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Geomembranes for agriculture protect environment

March 9th, 2022

Experts at International Cover Systems Inc. discuss two major applications of geomembranes for agriculture that protect the environment. FIGURE 1 Large geomembrane-lined agricultural lagoon before filling. Photograph courtesy of International Cover Systems Inc. Many of us love meat and dairy, but most put little thought into the waste produced by the animals that bring us these tiers […]

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AECOM ends Russia operations

March 8th, 2022

AECOM ends Russia operations after the Russian invasion of Ukraine; the move may cost the company as much as $50 million. AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas, announced in a prepared statement it is immediately exiting its business operations in Russia. “We support the people of Ukraine who are facing tremendous suffering […]

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GMA elects Selander as vice chair

March 7th, 2022

GMA elects Selander of Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics Inc. as the association’s executive council vice chair, finishing the term of Thaxton. Newly elected vice chair of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council, Daniel Selander. Photograph courtesy of Daniel Selander The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) elected Daniel Selander, who handles sales and technical support at Willacoochee […]

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