L. David Suits, MSCE, receives Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

June 30th, 2023

Marquis Who's Who, publisher of biographical profiles, recently presented L. David Suits, MSCE, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Suits celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. L. David Suits, […]

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UNO professor tracks grains of sand for coastal restoration projects

June 29th, 2023

While finding the proverbial needle in a haystack might be difficult, University of New Orleans (UNO) earth and environmental sciences professor Mark Kulp and his research team have enlisted technology to help them with an equally daunting task—tracking grains of sand. Researchers release fluorescent sand pellets off the shoreline in Lafourche Parish, La. Photo courtesy […]

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Glen Raven selling Strata business to construction leader Infra.Market

June 28th, 2023

Glen Raven, a leading provider of innovative textiles and performance solutions, has reached an agreement to sell its Strata geosynthetics products and related construction business to Hella Infra Market Private Limited (“Infra.Market”), an India-based B2B online procurement marketplace for construction materials. This sale represents the next step in executing Glen Raven’s long-term global investment strategy […]

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Crucial I-95 road link fixed in weeks thanks to geosynthetics

June 27th, 2023

Repairs to a crucial roadway using aggregates made from recycled glass and polymeric geosynthetic reinforcements have allowed commuters to get back on the road sooner than expected. An elevated section of Interstate 95 that passes through northeast Philadelphia, Pa., collapsed on June 11 after a fuel tanker crashed onto the road below killing its driver […]

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Advantages of solar farm construction with InterAx geogrid

June 26th, 2023

Rapid technology improvements and decreasing cost of solar energy resources, along with the increased competitiveness of battery storage, have made solar one of the most competitive energy sources. It's no wonder that the development of solar farms is expected to accelerate rapidly over the next few years. As a result of this rapid growth, solar […]

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Polyester geogrid production: From raw materials to finished product

June 23rd, 2023

Because of its capacity to support soil and other materials, polyester geogrids are a crucial part of many building projects. Where do geogrids come from, though? This article will examine the production of PP geogrid in detail, from the procurement of raw materials through the final product. Obtaining and processing primary resources Getting the raw […]

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Naue Academy concludes first series

June 22nd, 2023

A new series of events called the Naue Academy took place for the first time this Spring. Numerous participants interested in geotechnical solutions attended the seminar days. The Naue Academy was represented throughout Germany with locations in Leipzig, Hamburg, Cologne and Ulm. Each of the academy days included several expert lectures on one of these […]

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Biodiversity net gain and how geosynthetics products can help make it a reality

June 21st, 2023

Those in the UK construction industry will have heard and read about “biodiversity net gain” or BNG, and the implications that it will have as a part of government policy for future land development and to help meet carbon net zero sustainability targets. It is an approach that those overseeing sustainable drainage (SuDS) and new […]

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Reducing carbon footprints: How Global Synthetics stacks up against traditional methods

June 20th, 2023

Global Synthetics and its partners have undertaken significant efforts to minimize the carbon footprint caused by the manufacturing processes, products, and installation in civil engineering projects. By comparing its geosynthetic solutions to traditional methods, the company shed light on the carbon savings achievable with its products, showcasing how sustainable solutions stack up against conventional practices. […]

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DFI announces 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer

June 19th, 2023

Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, vice president, GEI Consultants, has been selected as the 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer. He is available, on request of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), to present lectures September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE A well-known geotechnical expert, and member of DFI, Gómez will travel and present […]

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