TenCate Geosynthetics replaces heat shrink packaging

January 23, 2023  |  News

Due to the demand for higher packaging capacity and improved packaging, TenCate has installed a RoRo StretchPack® solution to replace heat shrink packaging at its production site in Bezons near Paris, France. RoRo StretchPack® by Tentoma is a cold packaging technology using a tubular stretch hood …
Containment vapor barrier system features reinforced geomembrane

January 20, 2023  |  News

Land Science®, a division of REGENESIS®, and supplier of contaminant vapor intrusion mitigation technologies, was recently awarded a U.S. patent for the innovative use of a reinforced geomembrane comprised of an encapsulated, metalized layer and installed with Nitra-Core™, a spray-applied nitril…
The importance of soil resources: Overlooked and undervalued?

January 19, 2023  |  News

“The thin layer of soil covering the earth’s surface represents the difference between survival and extinction for most terrestrial life.”1 This quote demonstrates the vital importance of soils to human existence, by delivering multiple goods and services to all of society. These soil-depende…
FHWA launches geosynthetic installation notes tracker mobile application

January 18, 2023  |  News

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker Mobile Application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on the v…
Enhancing performance with internally cured concrete (EPIC2)

January 18, 2023  |  News

Shrinkage cracking in concrete is a key issue for long-term performance in concrete bridges, roads, and repairs. When this cracking occurs early on, it leaves the concrete and embedded reinforcement exposed to degradation, reducing the service life of the structure. Enhancing Performance with Intern…
FEMA Dune Enhancement Project includes buried seawalls with geotextile tubes

January 17, 2023  |  News

While crews finish final details of a widespread St. Johns County beach repair project in St. Augustine Beach, Fla., county officials are considering work next year to undo erosion from tropical storms Ian and Nicole. “In five to six months, we could see construction happening,” said Stephen…
Dewatering bags – How do they work?

January 16, 2023  |  News

Made of a durable, porous geotextile fabric, dewatering bags are a type of filtration bag that allows water to pass through while trapping debris, sediment, and other particles. Primarily used for Best Management Practice (BMP) purposes to prevent the runoff and flow of contaminants and sediment int…
Register now for EDC-7 Virtual Summit

January 13, 2023  |  News

The EDC-7 Virtual Summit registration link is now live! The summit, taking place from February 14-16, 2023, brings together transportation leaders and frontline professionals responsible for developing and delivering highway projects. We welcome participation from all of our partners—state transpo…
Kansas providing nearly $41 million for local bridge projects

January 12, 2023  |  News

FHWA issues grants to four major bridge projects

January 11, 2023  |  News

The Federal Highway Administration has issued the first round of large bridge project grants from the Bridge Investment Program established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. FHWA noted that its Bridge Investment Program will provide nearly…