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Geosynthetics: The science that makes green roofs work

June 1, 2014

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 …

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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. …

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Performance, design, and redundancy

June 1, 2013

Geosynthetic reinforced walls in the public sector By Dov Leshchinsky and Fumio Tatsuoka Introduction Geosynthetic reinforced soil can be viewed as a subset area of slope stability. In slope stability analysis, the factor of safety signifies the margin of safety against failure. It physically means that its reciprocal value signifies the average mobilization or utilization …

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Marine works, geotextile characteristics

From the GMA Techline RE: Marine works, geotextile characteristics I want to know your point of view concerning the selection of the correct geotextile as a separation layer below a submerged reef. The submerged reef section … includes a 2–3 ton double layer laid directly on a geotextile, without insertion of sublayer, because they wanted …

TenCate completes RSi geotextile series

May 16, 2013

New woven geosynthetic product is RS280i. In a May 16 press release, TenCate Geosynthetics Americas announced its third patent pending geosynthetic for road and railway reinforcement—TenCate Mirafi RS280i. The release noted that this woven geotextile completes the Mirafi RSi series of geosynthetics for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization, preceded by RS580i in 2010 and RS380i …

New C-Class geotextiles from Typar

April 4, 2013

Tennessee manufacturer received AASHTO-NTPEP certification Typar Geosynthetics announced in a press release a new addition to its 40 years of Typar geotextile manufacturing: Typar C-Class Construction Fabrics. Engineered for use in AASHTO M-288 applications and to provide strength, uniformity, and durability characteristics, the C-Class provides stabilization, separation, drainage, and erosion control. The release noted that …

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Use of geosynthetics in wind farm access roads

April 1, 2013

Case histories from Poland, Canada, and U.S. By Stephan M. Gale, P.E., D.GE., Mark Kurtz, Fred Chuck, P.E., and Dick Janse Introduction The location of a renewable energy project is based on many technical and political issues. Sites are selected because of available wind forces, power distribution, and land leasing issues, but not normally on …

Texel invests $15 million in new multifunctional production line

New line to increase capacity, offer 5.25m widths Production and finishing equipment designed specifically to hold the different components of its production line for needle-punched nonwoven materials are now installed in Texel’s new $15 million, 35,000-square-foot facility extension in Sainte-Marie, Quebec, the company announced in a March press release. The new multifunctional equipment, manufactured by …

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs

March 19, 2013

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs Company’s first iPad app focuses specifically on design software A new app from TenCate Geosynthetics Americas is described in a March 14 press release as an assist for engineers in flexible pavement design, while concurrently demonstrating the …