Techtextil-2007 held in Frankfurt

June 1, 2007

Exhibitors, presenters, and other industry visitors gathered June 12–14 for Techtextil-2007 in Frankfurt, Germany. Techtextil is a featured international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. A global market of technical textiles was showcased.

Ten reasons why you should be in Cancún next March

By Beth Wistrcill, Manager, Geosynthetics Conferences and Events Editor’s Note: We asked the new Manager for Geosynthetics Conferences and Events, Beth Wistrcill, to offer her take on why you should attend the GeoAmericas2008 Conference and Exhibition in Cancún March 2-5, 2008. The first. This is the first-ever Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition! It promises to …

Geosynthetics-2007 is a hit in D.C.

April 1, 2007

After more than 1,000 participants and 76 exhibits, more than 60 papers and presentations, 9 short courses, 4 special sessions, 3 keynotes, and 2 panels—after all that in just 4 days, the Geosynthetics-2007 Conference and Trade Show came to a close in Washington, D.C. The Jan. 16-19 event marked an enthusiastic high point on the …

IECA rolls into Reno

Environmental Connection—EC-’07—filled the halls of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Feb. 12-16. The event featured full-day training courses addressing topics such as wind erosion, construction site management, and NPDES regulations and compliance. PHDs and CEUs were available for participants. More than 50 case studies and technical papers providing original research and proven techniques were also presented. …

Geosynthetics sessions packed at GeoDenver

Nearly 70 eager attendees crowded into each of the three technical sessions on geosynthetics held during the annual Congress of the Geo-Institute of ASCE at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver Feb. 18-21. Two of the sessions focussed on “Deficiencies of Current Design Methods and Construction Guidelines for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil (GRS) Systems.” Eleven papers total …

U.S. geosynthetics demand to reach 870 million yards2 by 2010

Geosynthetics demand is projected to increase 4.4% per year through 2010 to 870 million yards2. Geosynthetics include geotextiles, geomembranes, geonets, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, preformed geocomposites, geocells, and geofoams. Advances will be fueled by a recovery in nonbuilding construction. Additionally, geosynthetics will continue to increase their use in a wider range of applications, such as …

ASTM committee developing drain test

ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics is currently developing a proposed new standard that covers the test procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of prefabricated vertical drains to enhance the consolidation of soils under specified conditions. The proposed standard, WK13402-Test Method for Large Scale Consolidation Test for Prefabricated Vertical Drains, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee …

Richardson company now has new name

Richardson Smith Gardner and Associates is the new name for the former G.N.Richardson and Associates, based in Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Gregory Richardson, the company has served a variety of municipal, private, and industrial clients across the country. The new officers include Stacey Smith, P.E., president and senior engineer, and John Gardner, …

GMA-Mexico offers classes

February 1, 2007

The Mexico office of the Geosynthetic Materials Association designed and delivered two courses last fall. One was for the Mexican Army’s Departament of Engineering; the other with open enrollment for civilian engineers and academics. The military engineers were very receptive last September to see new materials and tools to use in finding solutions in their …

Geosynthetics wins gold award

Geosynthetics magazine was recently cited with a Gold Award/Best Technical Article for the story and graphics in the June/July 2006 issue titled “Back to the beach in Mexico.” “Back to the beach in Mexico: Shoreline restored with geotextile tubes as submerged breakwaters” was originally written by Enrique Álvarez, Ramiro Rubio, and Herbert Ricalde. The article …