Geosynthetics Pavilion at 2018 IFAI Expo booth booking opens

January 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for exhibit booths at the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 15–18, 2018, with the exhibit floor open Oct. 16–18, 2018. The Geosynthetics Pavilion is part of IFAI Expo, the largest industrial fabrics …

WisDOT issues geosynthetics standards for roadways

January 18, 2018

In December 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new standards for geosynthetics in roadways, part of WisDOT’s comprehensive Highway Construction Roadway Standards. The new standards include geotextiles for subgrade separation and stabilization, drainage, filtration, subgrade reinforcement, and under culverts and riprap, as well as geogrids for subgrade, marsh and slope stability reinforcement. To …

Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for odor control at wastewater treatment plant

January 17, 2018

A large, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in western Canada has selected Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for an odor control project. The WWTP treats millions of gallons of wastewater annually—and with that comes the accompanying foul odors. After a competitive bid process, a design/build team including Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies was chosen to provide a solution to the …

HUESKER webinar on conservation of irrigation water

January 16, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Conservation of Irrigation Water,” on Jan. 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Engineers use geocomposites for water conveyance, containment and conservation. HUESKER Canal3® provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades and is available in several styles. This webinar will …

GSI offers webinar on pond liners

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The first ponds were lined with geomembranes in the 1930s, and the application has grown enormously to the present. For example, of the many kinds of contained liquids, hazardous types …

FGI offers pond liner leakage calculator

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) Pond Liner Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet based on Darcy’s Law that produces a comparison between leakage rates for compacted soils and geosynthetic liners. The FGI calculator allows the user to input the size of the containment basin (including length, width, depth, side slope angle and freeboard); the anticipated level …

Alexiew, formerly of HUESKER, launches consultancy 

Long-time HUESKER leader Dr.-Ing. Dimiter Alexiew has formed an independent consultancy, specializing in geosynthetics in the fields of earthworks, road and railway construction, landfill construction, brown field sites, land reclamation, stockyards, foundation engineering and sludge lagoons.  Dr.-Ing. Alexiew began work at HUESKER in 1993 as the deputy head of engineering in Gescher, Germany, taking over …

Geosynthetics 2019 conference issues Call for Abstracts

The Geosynthetics 2019 conference, Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, has issued a Call for Abstracts. Abstract submission is now open, and abstracts are due on or before April 6, 2018. This premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International and supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, brings together …

FGI launches new website

January 15, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) launched its new website at https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com. The website is intended to highlight FGI research, short course information, testing specifications and guidelines, member information, geomembrane and equipment guides, technical papers and articles, and geosynthetic industry news and events. In addition to providing current information on FGI events, …

GSI releases RFP for graduate student fellowships

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announced a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. In 2018 awards will be given in two categories: 1. Unsolicited geosynthetic topics at $5,000 each 2. Solicitated topics at a grant level to be decided (> $5,000) A list of topics …