Geosynthetics: Update from Korea

June 1, 2006  |  Features, News

The infusion of geosynthetics in Korea has been accomplished in a relatively short time. A look at potential growth, research, and markets. By Han-Yong Jeon 1. Introduction The geosynthetics industry in Korea is a promising field for investment and development. Many types of domestic geosynthetic pr…
A great story to tell

June 1, 2006  |  News

By Andrew Aho “You have a wonderful story to tell.” Those words came from a Washington, D.C. lobbyist after a meeting where I had presented an overview of the geosynthetics industry, the benefits of geosynthetic products, and the variety of geosynthetics applications. “And the timi…
Further comment on ‘Landfill closure’ column

June 1, 2006  |  News

To the editor: I want to express further thoughts on the Designer’s Forum column in the June/July 2005 issue of GFR (now Geosynthetics), titled “Landfill closure: A lesson in crisis management” by Gregory Richardson and William Chicca. This article is interesting but does not present the real …
A most-interesting article…with one correction

June 1, 2006  |  News

To the editor: I really enjoyed reading the article on the use of synthetic and/or manufactured soil stabilization materials in World War II by Mr. Gregory Richardson (Geosynthetics, February-March, “Lost in history: Geo-Airdromes”). I am very much an amateur historian on WW II and have quite a …
Ecosystems, soil present challenges for levees

June 1, 2006  |  News

There is no shortage of challenges to building hurricane protection in Gulf Coast USA. Soils are so soft that it’s difficult to get the land to support massive levees. The landscape itself continues to sink through natural and man-made processes. And a fragile ecosystem of coastal marshland li…
Apax acquires Contech

April 1, 2006  |  News

CONTECH® Construction Products Inc., a civil engineering site solutions products and services company based in Ohio, and funds advised by Apax Partners Worldwide, a private equity investment group, announced that Apax has completed its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Contech. The tr…
New silt-fence installer ready

April 1, 2006  |  News

Burchland Mfg. LLC has announced the introduction of its XT-Series Silt Fence Installers. Designed to install 36-in. to 48-in. erosion-control fabric, Burchland XTs offer a 3-point hitch or quick-attach plate for mounting on tractors or skidsteers. The XTs install fabric to a choice of depth down to…
FLI lands $12 million lining contract

April 1, 2006  |  News

FLI Environmental, the Waterford, Ireland-based international environmental solutions provider, has won a $12.3 million (€10 million) contract for the installation of containment facilities at a $1.9 billion nickel mine on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. FLI will supply and instal…
Bolivar to get $1.4M to fix, cover sand socks damaged by hurricane

April 1, 2006  |  News

The hurricane-beaten sand socks on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas will get about $1.4 million worth of attention from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), providing money for repairs and a new sand cover, according to information from the agency. Hurricane Rita left some of the sand-filled so…
GreenSpec Directory now available

April 1, 2006  |  News

The expanded and revised 6th edition of the GreenSpec® Directory of environmentally preferable building products contains nearly 2,000 listings, providing architects, building owners, and builders with the most complete source for green building product information. The directory is published by Br…