Rebuilding roads, replacing transmission lines damaged during Hurricane Michael in Florida’s Panhandle

March 1, 2019  |  Case Studies

Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Florida’s power grid network, leveling more than 100 transmission towers in a 34-mile (55-km) right-of-way from Port St. Joe to Callaway. This right-of-way crosses swampy, remote and hard-to-reach areas, making rebuilding the grid even more challenging.…
GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2, 2018  |  Geocells, Geogrids, Geotextiles, News, Transportation

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadw…
Registration open for 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo

October 30, 2018  |  Erosion Control, Erosion Control Materials, News

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) will host their annual educational conference and expo Feb. 19–22, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. “IECA’s Annual Conference and Expo is the most beneficial event in the country for those involved in or concerned about soi…
Geosynthetics magazine offers free sponsored webinar on natural facings for steep slopes and walls

October 24, 2018  |  Erosion Control, Erosion Control Materials, News, Reinforcement

Geosynthetics magazine will present the Tensar Corp.-sponsored webinar “Natural Facings for Better Performance and Value on Very Steep Slopes and Walls” on November 8 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will provide a case study example of how natural facings provide better performance and value…
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions wins award for geosynthetic coal ash project in South Carolina

October 22, 2018  |  Containment, Environmental, Geosynthetic Clay Liners, News

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) received the Project Management Institute (PMI) Award for Project Excellence at the PMI Professional Awards Gala held in Los Angeles, Calif. in October for work completed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) D-Area Ash Basin Project in South Carolina. The prestigi…
Geosynthetics magazine offers free sponsored webinar on natural facings for steep slopes and walls

October 9, 2018  |  Erosion Control, Erosion Control Materials, News

Geosynthetics magazine will present the Tensar Corp.-sponsored webinar “Natural Facings for Better Performance and Value on Very Steep Slopes and Walls” on November 8 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will provide a case study example of how natural facings provide better performance and value…
FHWA video features GRS–IBS history and construction techniques

October 5, 2018  |  News, Transportation

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) YouTube video showcases the history and construction techniques of the geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). The video illustrates how to build a GRS–IBS. It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspecto…
Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

October 5, 2018  |  Geogrids, News, Transportation

Two amendments introduced by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in M…
Construction inspection of MSE walls, berms and slopes is focus of GSI online course

September 27, 2018  |  GSI News, News, Reinforcement

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host an online short course entitled “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” Nov. 6–8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. Robert M. Koerner and George Koerner wi…
Registration opens for 2019 IECA conference and expo

September 26, 2018  |  Erosion Control, Events, News

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has opened registration and published the full schedule for the 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colo., Feb. 19–22. The 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo brings together the most innovative minds in the erosion, sediment contro…