UNSW Sydney professor awarded $450,000 for ARC Linkage project on geosynthetic-reinforced flexible pavements

February 16th, 2023

Dr. Jianfeng Xue from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra has received $450,000 for a project that aims to develop the mechanics of geosynthetic-reinforced flexible pavements as an urgent need for the Australian pavement industry to build more sustainable and economical roads. The outcomes will enable reliable prediction of reinforced pavement behavior, leading to […]

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In memoriam: John K. Robinson

February 15th, 2023

John Kenneth "Robbie" Robinson passed away on February 6th, 2023. Better known by his nickname, Robbie, he will be greatly missed by family and friends for his big personality, love of casual conversation, and the twinkle in his eyes. Professionally, Robbie was the CEO of the industrial fabrics company, ETP, Inc. which he started in […]

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ClockSpring |NRI| becomes Critica Infrastructure

February 15th, 2023

ClockSpring|NRI, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has announced a new corporate brand name and logo for the company: Critica Infrastructure. “As the company has continued to grow, both organically and through acquisitions, a new corporate brand and logo were necessary to better reflect the diverse industries we serve, including energy, water, storm and sanitation […]

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Evarplast develops automatic geomembrane welding machine

February 14th, 2023

Evarplast, an Iranian producer of plastic welding machines, says its new automatic geomembrane welding machine acts as a small robot that can perform the welding process automatically and continuously.  "The parameters in these plastic welding machines, developed based on mechatronics science, can be controlled in two analog and digital modes," says Pooya Tafreshi, Evarplast board […]

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Biden touts infrastructure in State of the Union address

February 13th, 2023

President Biden placed key emphasis on his administration’s success in promoting infrastructure investment across the country in his second “State of the Union” address to Congress last week. “To maintain the strongest economy in the world, we also need the best infrastructure in the world,” the president said in his remarks. “We used to be number […]

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Erosion control blankets production commences at WINFAB

February 9th, 2023

Manufacturing at Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics (WINFAB) is full speed ahead at the beginning of 2023, including the production of erosion control blankets at the newly constructed facility in Nashville, Ga. Located on an 18-acre parcel of land recently developed and incorporated into the WINFAB campus, the erosion control production facility was the first of two […]

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ITP’s Powerbase VOC barrier geomembrane used at Port of Genoa mega-infrastructure investment

February 8th, 2023

ITP’s Powerbase VOC ground barrier membrane was recently used for the development of industrial land as part of the Port of Genoa Mega-infrastructure Investment Program in Italy. The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority commenced the plan funded by a $2.3 billion Euro investment addressing the key European transport and logistic priorities of the Port of […]

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COMANCO completes final geosynthetics layer at Trail Ridge Landfill

February 7th, 2023

COMANCO has completed the sixth and final layer of its geosynthetics (primary geocomposite layer) and leachate collection system at the Trail Ridge Landfill in Jacksonville, Fla., a project that broke ground in 2022. Because the 30-acre containment site needed a six-layer geosynthetic system, the crew used 180 acres of material to finish the expansion.  The […]

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AFITEXINOV Geosynthetics introduces new management team

February 6th, 2023

Yves Durkheim Yves Durkheim, president of the AFITEX Group, will soon leave his position after 31 years at the head of the group he created in 1992 with Didier Benamu. Sébastien Mathiot, CEO since January 2023, will succeed him. Sparring Capital, an independent management company, is taking a majority stake in the capital of the […]

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AASHTO presents P.D. McLean Award

February 3rd, 2023

Greg Cohen (right) presenting Jim Tymon with the P.D. McLean Award. Photo by AASHTO. Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), has received the 2022 P.D. McLean Award from The Road Gang for outstanding contributions to the advancement of highway transportation in the public interest. Established in […]

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