Windfall: Substantial water infrastructure funding is in the infrastructure law

December 3rd, 2021

Photograph courtesy U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Following the passage and signing of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be making significant investments in the health, equity and resilience of American communities. With unprecedented funding to support our national infrastructure, EPA will improve people’s health and safety, […]

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International Energy Agency says renewable electricity growth is accelerating worldwide

December 2nd, 2021

Photograph courtesy International Energy Agency The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report. Despite rising […]

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Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1st, 2021

TenCate Geotube dewatering solutions offers substantially lower energy consumption. Photograph courtesy TenCate Geosynthetics When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the energy required is a decisive factor when it comes to the operation’s carbon footprint. Over the years, and because of its distinctive and proven specific […]

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Tensar International Eastern Hemisphere promotes Buchanan and Taylor

November 29th, 2021

Chris Buchanan. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Eastern Hemisphere Based on his strong contributions to the success of the organization since joining Tensar six years ago as director of marketing EMEA, Chris Buchanan has been promoted to vice president of commercial excellencefor the Eastern Hemisphere, a position that also includes responsibilities for marketing and business development, the company […]

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GSI to host webinar on disposal of coal combustion residuals

November 26th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals,” on Dec. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. With coal representing more than 25% of energy […]

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COMANCO completes Crystal Lagoon lining in southwest Florida

November 24th, 2021

By David Ramirez, project engineer, COMANCO Crews lining the lagoon with a white LLDPE geomembrane. Photograph courtesy of COMANCO A COMANCO crew led by Superintendent Alejandro Loza has completed a Crystal Lagoon geosynthetics installation in Bradenton, Fla. The COMANCO lagoon liner consisted of smooth and textured 80-mil (2-mm) linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) white geomembrane. Overall, […]

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Blown-film production line manufacturer Bandera U.S. under new management and organization

November 23rd, 2021

Mattia Gambarotto, general manager of Bandera U.S. LLC. Photograph courtesy of Bandera U.S. Bandera U.S. LLC, the new North American branch of Bandera, a market leader for blown film and recycling production lines, is under a new organization. Mattia Gambarotto has been named general manager. He will focus his activity to strengthen the company’s market […]

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HUESKER Nederland and partners are developing GeoDuct, a circular viaduct

November 22nd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of ZJA Infrastructure projects have large ecological footprints with an environmental impact due to the extraction, processing, and transport of resources and materials. However, large parts of the existing Dutch infrastructure are due to be replaced or renovated soon. The demand for innovative solutions is becoming increasingly urgent, especially with the national ambition […]

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GeoStabilization International expands capabilities in rail with cutting-edge technology

November 19th, 2021

The RailJET Subgrade Stabilization System increases efficiency and safety in railway repair and maintenance—while extending infrastructure longevity Photograph courtesy of GeoStabilization International Railways are critical for efficient and cost-effective movement of commodities across long distances. But they are only as productive as they are operable—making it crucial for track maintenance downtime to be minimal and […]

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Propex stabilizes the Des Moines River’s bank with geosynthetics systems

November 18th, 2021

Installing SCOULOK and ARMORLOK along the banks of the Des Moines River. Photograph courtesy of Propex The West Fork of the Des Moines River in Palo Alto County, Iowa, had experienced years of erosion and flooding. From 2006 to 2019, the riverbank had receded up to 215 feet (65.5 m) in the middle of the […]

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