IGS-NA hosts free electrical leak location webinar  

November 17, 2017

IGS North America (IGS-NA) presents the free webinar “Overview of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Methods and Their Application” on Nov. 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. All geomembrane-lined containment facilities should be tested for leaks before going into service. Early detection of leaks allows for swift and effective repair pre-service, protecting the engineer, contractor, owner …

Solmax offering asperity height vs. asperity concentration webinar

November 16, 2017

Solmax presents a free webinar on asperity height vs. asperity concentration with textured geomembranes on Nov. 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The objective of texturing is to prevent a geomembrane surface from being a critical slip plane that may induce, contribute to or make worse potential sliding of materials. As a slope angle increases, …

EPA awards $12.3 million to Iowa for water projects 

November 15, 2017

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced Nov. 14, 2017, that it has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. “Clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment are fundamental to protecting …

NEWS ALERT: GMA and SAME seminar in Maryland postponed

November 14, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) have postponed the planned Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures in Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. When the Technical Seminar is rescheduled, an announcement will be made. GMA and SAME apologize …

GSE Environmental awarded patent for high temperature geomembranes

November 10, 2017

GSE Environmental announced Nov. 9, 2017, the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,518,176 B2 for its High Temperature Geomembrane Liners and Master Batch Compositions. The company said the GSE High Temperature Liner is their newest innovative geomembrane, specially engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 212°F (100°C). “The High Temperature Liner continues GSE’s …

FHWA has grants available for Accelerated Innovation Development

November 9, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to have grants available and is requesting grant applications from eligible entities through the Accelerated Innovation Development (AID) Demonstration within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) of the Fixing America’s Surface Technology (FAST) Act. The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for …

Early bird deadline for 2018 TRB Annual Meeting registration upcoming

November 7, 2017

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting takes place Jan. 7–11, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The meeting covers all transportation issues, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions. The meeting is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. For those among …

Register now!: GMA and FGI present free webinar on fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 1, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will offer the webinar “Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes” discussing the types of geomembranes that can be fabricated in the factory and subsequently transported to the field for installation and testing. The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. EST and …

Haydale and Imagine IM establish graphene-based conductive coatings capability in North America

On Oct. 29, 2017, Haydale Technologies Inc. of Greer, S.C., and Imagine Intelligent Materials of Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia, signed a strategic agreement to establish graphene-based conductive coatings capability for geosynthetics in North America. “Combining Imagine IM’s proven graphene manufacturing processes with Haydale’s advanced materials manufacturing expertise will be a significant step toward delivering …

EduMine offering webinar on advanced tailings facility design, construction, operation and closure

October 31, 2017

EduMine will offer a three-day webinar on “Advanced Tailings Facility Design, Construction, Operation and Closure,” March 6–8, 2018, from 8–11 a.m. PST. The course will include presentations and discussions by experts on topics including: 2017–18 tailings failures and lessons learned New approaches in risk management and decision making about tailings The best of recent tailings …