Essential evaluations for when your geomembrane system encounters unexpected containments – Part 2

March 13, 2024  |  News

By Felon Wilson The first part of this series identified ways a geomembrane lining system may encounter unexpected contaminants. This second part will focus on methods to handle changes in chemical makeup of contained liquids and ways to build safety factors by the selection of the geomembrane its…
DFI announces formation of Foundation Reuse Committee, names chair

March 12, 2024  |  News

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces the formation of the Foundation Reuse Committee, which had been a task force under the DFI Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations Committee. The  mission of the new committee is to reduce impediments to foundation reuse through outreach, prom…
Innovations in aquaculture with engineering plastics

March 11, 2024  |  News

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is essential to the global food system (1). In 2020, the combined output of fisheries and aquaculture set a record, reaching 236 million tons (2). In 2020, the U.S. aquaculture market was $1.5 billion. Notably, imports comprised up to 85% of U.S. seafood consumption, of…
FHWA announces NPRM to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federal-aid highway projects

March 8, 2024  |  News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federal-aid highway projects. In the rulemaking, the agency proposes di…
ASTM International honors Kurt Kelsey with Outstanding Achievement Award

March 8, 2024  |  News

ASTM International’s soil and rock committee (D18) has presented its A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award to Kurt Kelsey, director of earth science division at American Excelsior Company. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to the s…
Officine Maccaferri bets on IoT and acquires Nesa

March 7, 2024  |  News

Officine Maccaferri has finalized the closing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Nesa S.r.l., a technology-driven company and a leading provider of environmental and industrial monitoring and early warning systems. Founded in 2004 in Vidor, Treviso, Italy, by engineers Pierluigi Bassetto and …
Rivercyclon DW receives AS/NZS 4020:2018 certification

March 6, 2024  |  News

Rivertex, a leading supplier of innovative textile solutions, announces the release of its new Rivercyclon® drinking water range, in conjunction with approved certification to Australian and New Zealand drinking water standard 4020:2018. This certification validates that the Rivercyclon® 385 DW, R…
Webinar – Improving Infrastructure Resilience Against Extreme Weather Events – May 7

March 6, 2024  |  News

A one-hour live webinar – Improving Infrastructure Resilience Against Extreme Weather Events – will be held on May 7 at 11 a.m. CDT. It is presented by Sam Justice, P.E., civil engineer, Presto Geosystems, you can earn 1 PDH credit, and you can register here. When extreme weather events occu…
Herculite Products Inc. promotes Jake Ritchie to business manager

March 5, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Herculite Products Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced the appointment of Jake Ritchie as the new business manager for its Custom Engineered Solutions – Agricultural Barn Curtain division. As business manager, Ritchie will oversee the strategic direction of H…
Navigating unexpected contaminants with your geomembrane system

March 5, 2024  |  News

By Felon Wilson Geomembranes are long-term containment barriers. As such, it is not uncommon for them to be called upon to contain liquids not originally planned. That is particularly true in applications which are more likely to produce changing or varying liquid containment requirements. This blog…