Thrace-LINQ adds market development manager

May 14, 2010  |  News

Thrace-LINQ has promoted Daniel Selander to the new position of market development manager/geosynthetics. “This newly created position fits perfectly with our geographic expansion plans,” said Davis Taylor, the company’s vice president of operations, in a mid-May press release. &ld…
Soft clays symposium registration still open

May 13, 2010  |  News

The Organizing Committee (OC) of the SSC 2010 “Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays” reminds prospective attendees that the registration for this event is still open. This two-day symposium is May 22-23, 2010 in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, i…
EPA announces plans to regulate coal ash

May 4, 2010  |  News

Agency proposals would address risks of unsafe coal ash disposal, while supporting safe forms of beneficial use WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power pl…
Bernard Myles: geosynthetics pioneer

April 26, 2010  |  News

From Sam Allen, 4-26-2010 It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you that Bernard Myles died last night (4/25/2010), following his long and courageous fight against cancer. His wife Jan, has instructed that cards and letters may be sent to her address at (Jan Blackwood, 15 Greystones Driv…
ASCE inducts new class of certified geo-professionals

April 22, 2010  |  News

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Geo-Professionals inducted the newest class of recipients of the Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) certification. The group of 41 engineers completed a certification process that includes graduate coursework, professional ex…
Geogrids remedy poor site soils at World Cup stadium in South Africa

April 16, 2010  |  News

A systematic geogrid installation by South African World Cup 2010 contractors overcame poor load-bearing ground encountered on the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town (“Cape Town Stadium”). Construction of the stadium, which will play host to a World Cup semifinal in July, was made prob…
IFAI seeks candidates for board positions

April 15, 2010  |  News

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now seeking candidates to be considered for three director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. All candidates must be employed by either an End Product or Supplier member who is in good standing.…
IFF announces Innovation Award

April 7, 2010  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) announced the development of the Innovation Award, a new award program created to inspire imagination and innovation within the specialty fabrics industry. Any company that has developed and manufactured an innovative product related to the industry is eligibl…
23rd annual workshop’s focus: ‘Geosynthetic materials durability’

April 1, 2010  |  News

Recap of ASTM/GRI-23. By Bob Koerner A workshop on field and laboratory experiences of geosynthetic materials durability was held in conjunction with ASTM’s Committee D35 meeting in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 29, 2010. This one-day event was organized by Sam Allen of TRI Environmental and Geor…
Carlisle Energy introduces new landfill closure system

April 1, 2010  |  Products

Carlisle Energy Services Inc., (CES) a wholly owned subsidiary of Carlisle Construction Materials Inc., has introduced its Spectro PowerCap landfill closure system: a dual-purpose system that provides environmental protection while generating clean, solar electricity, according to a press release fr…