GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

June 11, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports for introduction of infilled material, which is usually dredged and in slurry form. After an overview, a …

SKAPS Industries acquires Matrix Composites

May 16, 2018

SKAPS Industries of Athens, Ga., completed an agreement on May 1, 2018, to acquire Matrix Composites of Henderson, Ky., and Seguin, Texas. The acquisition includes all Matrix Composites technologies, operations and assets, SKAPS said. Matrix Composites, Inc. was started in 1996 in Henderson to produce woven fiberglass fabrics, SKAPS said. Under the ownership of Don …

HUESKER releases video on SoilTain geotextile tubes for dewatering

April 26, 2018

HUESKER Group made public a YouTube video on the company’s SoilTain geotextile tubes for high-flow dewatering of waterlogged sediments and residues from mines, industrial plants, construction sites and sewage works, applications, the company said, that are often expensive and labor intensive if dewatering is not undertaken. The SoilTain dewatering tube is a technical textile containment …

Underground gardens

August 1, 2015

Efficient landscape engineering and effective geosynthetic materials built Maple Garden Park In Taichung City, Taiwan, city dwellers wandering through Maple Garden Park are actually meandering below ground level. In November 2012, landscape engineers working with the aid of geosynthetic products converted a large hole in the heart of the city into an urban park oasis. …

Geotextile + polyurea pre-sprayed panels

June 1, 2015

1-2 combo delivers waterproofing at Hawaii water impoundment structure By Del Williams Introduction For decades, polyurea coatings have been spray applied directly to properly prepared concrete, metal, and geotextile substrates on the jobsite using special equipment and trained applicators. However, recent polyurea products and process improvements are now speeding the installation process with even higher …

Geotextile tubes as submerged breakwaters

August 1, 2014

Improvements in wave transmission reduction for beach restoration By Alfonso Solís Pimentel, González Leija Mariana, Aguilar Escalante Sergio Abstract The north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico has been in a regression process for decades. After Hurricane Gilbert (1988) and Isidore (2002), beach erosion increased dramatically. Human actions around the development of harbors and …

Geotextile tube coffer dam provides solution to hydroelectric project construction challenge

June 1, 2014

By Gerardo Marti Introduction South-central Chile is blessed with mountains, rivers, an abundance of rain, and usually a predictable annual snowmelt runoff. All of these natural environment and climate conditions allow for the inexpensive sustainable hydroelectric generation of electricity. With Chile’s burgeoning economy and its mining sector growth, the demand for electricity is increasing to …

Geosynthetics: The science that makes green roofs work

Green roofs 101: From bottom to top By Allan Wingfield Introduction Most green roofs use a variety of geosynthetic materials to support healthy and sustainable installations. Geosynthetics contribute in many ways to the operational success and long-term sustainability of green roof systems. Because they are lightweight, they reduce green roofs’ structural loading on buildings and …

Embraport container and bulk fuel terminal

February 1, 2014

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2013 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2014 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

Geotextile tube application on containment breakwater

This project, submitted by ACE Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2013 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2014 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …