Webinar: Geosynthetic Application Guidelines for Ground Infrastructures

June 30th, 2022

The New Zealand Geotechnical Society will host Dr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla, a world-renowned expert in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, to discuss Geosynthetic Application Guidelines for Ground Infrastructures on July 11, 2022. The webinar will focus on several general aspects of applications of geosynthetics, namely geosynthetic selection and test methods, protection before application, site preparation, geosynthetic installation, […]

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DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference coming to Australia

June 29th, 2022

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place November 16-18, 2022 at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference — hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) — promotes all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. […]

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Beaulieu Technical Textiles goes green with woven sustainable geotextiles

June 28th, 2022

Beaulieu Technical Textiles, a globally represented and established manufacturer of woven technical fabrics, introduces product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), an essential tool for communicating sustainability performance to fully support green-certified construction projects by providing accurate information in readily available formats. EPDs on geosynthetics bring more transparency and help carbon-conscious purchasing and decision making. An […]

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WOCA announces 2022 award winners

June 27th, 2022

The World of Coal Ash 2022 (WOCA 2022), the largest ash-related event in the world, welcomed 1,057 attendees from 11 countries, hosted 42 sponsors and 107 exhibitors, and saw a WOCA-record-setting 245 presentations at its mid-May conference in Covington, Ky.  Here are the WOCA 2022 award winners:   The Alice Marksberry Memorial Award, sponsored by […]

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TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24th, 2022

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geosynthetics in accordance with ASTM D6706 and a large direct shear apparatus for evaluating the interface […]

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OSHA training

OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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TenCate Geosynthetics introduces Bidim Bamboo high-strength geotextile

June 22nd, 2022

TenCate Geosynthetics, the world’s leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, introduces a high-strength geotextile that can be used with all soil types in dry as well as wet conditions. With a service life of more than 50 years, a particularly high puncture resistance and coating on both sides to safeguard against strong roots, TenCate […]

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Maccaferri constructs rockfall protection system for Sydney Trains network

June 21st, 2022

Maccaferri, a producer of a wide range of geosynthetics including geogrids and geocomposites, recently completed construction of a rockfall protection system for the Sydney Trains network. The rockfall barrier is used to protect and arrest falling rocks and boulders near the Coledale Train Station in Sydney, Australia. This project is one of the winners of the […]

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Core & Main acquiring Earthsavers Erosion Control

June 20th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Core & Main. Core & Main, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of northern California-based Earthsavers Erosion Control, LLC, a full-service provider of geosynthetics products. “Earthsavers Erosion Control has a strong presence in their market and a loyal customer base that asks for their […]

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Formosa Plastics constructing $207 million HDPE geomembrane resin plant in Texas

June 17th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Focus Taiwan CAN English News Formosa Plastics Corp., the flagship entity of the Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group, plans to build a new production site in Texas at a cost of $207 million. The projected completion date is October 2025, and mass production is scheduled for December of that year following a […]

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