GeoAmericas-2008 and GRI-21 proceedings now available

April 1, 2008  |  News

All of the educational tracks from GeoAmericas- 2008 in Cancún are now available on CD: 238 papers from 44 technical sessions, more than 2,100 pages! The CD also contains the papers from all the sessions at GeoAmericas, including the Robert D. Holtz Symposium and all of the “Best Papers…
Marr named to Academy of Engineering

April 1, 2008  |  News

W. Allen Marr, Ph.D, P.E., and president of Geocomp Corp., has been named to National Academy of Engineering. Marr, who has spent his entire 40-year professional career focused on incorporating the benefits of applied research in geo-engineering into civil engineering practice, was selected for the …
Sprague honored for technical paper

April 1, 2008  |  News

C. Joel Sprague of Greenville, S.C., won the 2008 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award from the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) earlier this year. His paper, “Slope Erosion Testing: Identifying ‘Critical’ Parameters,” describes how different lab testing p…
Growing use for geosynthetics: “living walls”

April 1, 2008  |  News

By Shelby Gonzalez With the recent explosion of eco-awareness, demand is growing for a new geosynthetic-dependent product: living walls. Living walls–also called “vertical gardens”–are walls of living plants anchored in geocomposite systems. Different manufacturers use differ…
Peter Kesser named president at Stevens

April 1, 2008  |  News

JPS Industries Inc. announced earlier this year that Peter A. Kesser was named president of Stevens Roofing and Geomembrane Systems. Kesser was most recently vice president of sales and marketing at Stevens. JPS is a U.S. manufacturer of extruded urethanes, polypropylenes, and mechanically formed gl…
New manager at Cooley

April 1, 2008  |  News

The Cooley Group has named Don Nelligan regional sales manager for the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. He will be responsible for direct and distributor sales for all Cooley products throughout those territories. The four divisions of the Cooley Group are Cooley Building Products, Coo…
Promotions at Weldmaster

April 1, 2008  |  News

Miller Weldmaster Corp., Navarre, Ohio, has promoted Jeffrey N. Dimos and Jeffrey P. Sponseller to executive vice president positions. Dimos will continue to serve as the CFO for the company as well as responsibilities for manufacturing/engineering, finance and information technology teams. Sponsell…
Hayward Baker opens new office in Twin Cities

April 1, 2008  |  News

Hayward Baker Inc. geotechnical contractor has opened a new sales, project management, and engineering services office in the Twin Cities. The office is located in Bloomington, near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. According to HB, the opening of the Twin Citie…
GRI Standards

April 1, 2008  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline Subject: GRI Standards — I am seeing references to GRI Standards GM 10, GM 14, and GM 18 in a project spec for a facility that will be under construction soon. There are other references too, of course, but these I’ve listed are not current, according to your Web si…
“Aqua” and “agri” featured at GSI’s 21st conference

February 1, 2008  |  News

The closely related topics of agriculture and aquaculture are the focus of our 21st Annual Conference on March 5, 2008 in Cancún, Mexico. As the date suggests, our conference will be “nested” within GeoAmericas 2008, which is being held at the same location March 2-5, 2008. For co…