Geocells stabilize steep Virginia stone cart path

January 7, 2022  |  Case Studies, News

Lake Anna, near Belmont, Va., 70 miles (113 km) south of Washington, D.C., is one of the largest freshwater inland reservoirs in the state. The lake covers 13,000 acres (5,300 ha), making it a popular destination for sailing, waterskiing and sportfishing. Waterfront homes enjoy spectacular views and…
ASTM International going virtual for January Committee Week

January 6, 2022  |  Events, News

Due to COVID-19 and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced that the January in-person standards development meetings scheduled for Jan. 26–28 in Houston, Texas, are transitioning to all virtual. These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not …
Associated General Contractors of America says construction spending in November increased

January 5, 2022  |  News

Association officials call on Congress to promptly enact funding to fulfill promises for wide range of highway, transportation and other public sector projects included in recent bipartisan infrastructure bill. Total construction spending increased in November compared to levels in October and a yea…
How pavements become more resilient with interlayers

January 4, 2022  |  News

By Andrew Dietz, Creative Influence LLC  At first blush, the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill appears to be very good news for road contractors. Clocking in at more than one trillion dollars, it holds the promise for a lot of road and highway work to be done in the coming decad…
Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to stage webinar on textured geomembrane/nonwoven geotextile interfaces

January 3, 2022  |  Events, News

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will present a webinar, “Behavior of Textured Geomembrane–Nonwoven Geotextile Interfaces,” on Jan. 13, 2022, beginning at noon CST. The webinar is free for industry professionals and students, and 1 professional development hour (PDH) is available. Th…
Transitioning the mining industry to sustainability with geosynthetics

December 31, 2021  |  News

By Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems Mined materials are essential to our everyday lives. We use these valuable minerals in nearly every sector of the economy—they are necessary to construct roads and buildings, manufacture vehicles, build computers and generate electricity. Additi…
Geotextile covers preserve glacier resources

December 30, 2021  |  News

How geotextiles preserve natural snow and ice from melting in summer In Austria, glaciers are considered a national treasure. During summer, glaciers are covered with geotextiles to preserve the natural ice and snow from the winter season. That way, energy expenditures for the production of artifici…
Pavement base reinforcement with geocells and geotextiles at a railway distribution facility

December 29, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

In 2018, BNSF Orillia Railway began making extensive upgrades to its automotive distribution facility in Renton, Wash. The upgrades were required to support the increased demand for new automobiles. As new-car sales soared, so did the demand for rail capacity for vehicle shipments arriving from over…
Fabricated Geomembrane Institute issues guideline for desert installation of fabricated geomembrane panels

December 28, 2021  |  News

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has issued this guideline to provide recommendations for installation and maintenance of fabricated geomembrane panels in desert environments, such as desert mining applications in North and South America. Guidelines for deploying geomembranes in elevated t…
Slope stability with geocells at a New Zealand playground

December 27, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

Aronia Park is a colorful new playground in South Auckland, New Zealand, that includes two multihued slides. The challenge arose with the specified topsoil thickness for the steep slope beneath the slides. There was a risk of the slope soil sliding off and requiring costly repair. Greenscene, the co…