Award-winning landfill cap in Colorado

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

Project description Phase 1: Construction of an RCRA cap/cover system over the triple-lined enhanced hazardous waste landfill at the U.S. Army CERCLA (“Superfund”) Rocky Mountain Arsenal Site in Commerce City, Colo. Construction included a multilayered landfill cover system for a 26-acre…
Green geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

An option for ecological and environmental projects. By Guerra Escobar and Roberto Madriz For some projects, the environmental and landscaping requirements have obliged engineers and architects to look for novel methods of constructing retaining walls and slopes. Thus, the advent of “green&rdq…
The High Line

August 1, 2010  |  Case Studies

An urban promenade for the 21st century, the High Line’s linear roof garden offers sophisticated drainage and planting solutions. By Frank Edgerton Martin The reborn High Line is one of the first places in New York City that really has a 21st century feel. The irony is that the High Line&rsquo…
Proven geosolutions for Florida landfill expansion

August 1, 2010  |  Products

Introduction The combined efforts of industry experts make it possible to complete large, complex projects on time, on budget, and with the highest regard to quality. In 2009, the 62-acre expansion of the Sarasota Municipal Landfill was the state of Florida’s largest single landfill installati…
GeoAmericas 2012 announced

July 22, 2010  |  Events

GeoAmericas 2012, the 2nd Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be May 6-9, 2012, at the Swissôtel in Lima, Peru. It is organized by IGS Peru, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The official language of the conference is English. GeoAmericas 2012 will highlight…
EPA gives OK for Kettleman Hills restart

July 22, 2010  |  News

The U.S. EPA has given its permission for Waste Management‘s Kettleman Hills hazardous waste landfill to restart operations after its cleanup of cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the site. But the company must also continue searching for the source of other PCBs and remove t…
New Layfield fabrication and warehousing facility

July 22, 2010  |  News

To accommodate its expanding operations in Vaughan, serving Ontario and Eastern Canada, Layfield has announced the opening of a new fabrication and warehousing facility. Layfield, a geosynthetics, industrial fabrics, and polyethylene packaging manufacturer, is currently in its 13th year of operation…
India’s $100 billion highway investment

July 22, 2010  |  News

India intends to continue its massive investment in highway spending, according to a news report from the World Highways newsletter. Predictions for the next five years estimate that up to $100 billion (USD) will be spent on road building in the country in the next five years. The Ministry for Road …
TenCate appoints global group directors

July 15, 2010  |  News

The Executive Board of Royal TenCate appointed Dave Clarke as its new global group director for TenCate Advanced Composites, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Jorg Huber, the current global group director of Advanced Composites, is retiring at the end of this year and will continue to share his experience wit…
Guideline for subgrade preparation for fabricated geomembranes

July 15, 2010  |  Products

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has produced a new guideline titled “Subgrade requirements for fabricated geomembranes.” The document details proper preparation of the subgrade for installation of fabricated geomembranes. It is written so that the guidelines can be used up by …