Geomembrane freshwater bladders for eco-friendly beach resort

August 31, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

An eco beach resort in an undeveloped wilderness area in Panama needed to find a way to store fresh water (rainwater) for use during dry spells. The goal of the resort is to educate while entertaining and to reduce the impact on the environment. It was thus important to the resort that the water sto…
Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mit…
Constructing a refuge for healthcare staff: Geofoam backs plaza renovation

August 23, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

The University of Utah, bound by mountain ranges and the city of Salt Lake City, offers one of the nation’s top academic healthcare systems. The college’s Health Business Services Building (BSB), the system’s primary administration office, houses 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than …
Seattle awards Layfield with large CSPE floating cover project

August 18, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

Layfield USA Corp. announced the award for the supply and installation of a new chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system for the Seattle Public Utilities Lake Forest Park Reservoir project in Washington State. The project is a unique and challenging double reservoir syste…
Innovative design of sludge drying beds using geocells

August 17, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

Wastewater treatment facilities have long had to contend with the challenge of dewatering sludge to minimize waste and achieve overall cost-efficiency for disposal. Large-scale facilities commonly use mechanical filter presses or centrifuges to dewater sludge. This equipment is often too cumbersome …
Bentonite mats allow fish to migrate

August 1, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

The Schwabentorwehr (Swabian Gate Weir) in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, was in disrepair and insurmountable for fish. With the help of bentonite mats, the fish now have a free run again. The historic Schwabentorwehr on the Dreisam River was a federally listed building for monument protection. Howe…
Solmax pit thermal energy storage with geosynthetics on the Tibetan Plateau

July 19, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

Tibet has an average elevation of more than 13,100 feet (4,000 m), reaching to 16,400 feet (5,000 m). At these heights, temperatures can remain below freezing all day in winter, plunging to –4°F (–20 °C). In 2018, Tibet’s first large solar thermal district heating system was designed and bui…
Coastal protection solution with geotextile sand containers

July 15, 2021  |  Case Studies, Products

Due to climate change, storm surges are becoming more frequent. The coast in the seaside resort of Lubmin, Germany, was exposed to several storm surges over a short time. In case of an additional storm surge, the existing coastal protection dune was in danger of breaking. In 2017 and 2019, a total o…
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NPA geocell for railway line repair in permafrost region

June 1, 2021  |  Case Studies, Feature

Churchill is a port city located on Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, Canada. The nearest roadhead village of Gillam is 156 miles (252 km) south. Hudson Bay Railway (HBR), the only mode of land transport to Churchill, was completed in 1929. This single-line railway track has served the northern port …
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Design of reinforcement geosynthetics in landfill piggyback expansion

June 1, 2021  |  Case Studies, Feature

An operator at a nonhazardous waste storage facility proposed extending the facility’s life, within the existing perimeter, by vertically expanding the cells in operation to a maximum thickness of waste of 52.5 feet (16 m). This project is based on nonhazardous waste storage cells 49.2-feet (15-m)…