GZA opens new office

August 1, 2007  |  News

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., an environmental and geotechnical consulting firm based in Massachusetts, has named Gary R. McAllister, P.E., head of its new office in Portsmouth, N.H. McAllister is a senior project manager for GZA and is a registered professional engineer with more than 17 years of expe…
Armtec CFO resigns

August 1, 2007  |  News

John Slattery, senior vice president-finance and chief financial officer at Guelph, Ont.-based Armtec, has resigned to pursue a new opportunity, according to a press release from the company. Carrie Boutcher, vice president-finance, was appointed interim CFO. Armtec is a manufacturer and marketer of…
New books for the geosynthetics industry

June 1, 2007  |  News

Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering A new book, Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering, includes contributions from a cavalcade of international academics and professional engineers. Part 1 of the book covers the fundamentals of geosynthetics. Chapters include discussion of the design and durability of g…
ASTM Vol. 04.13 Geosynthetics

June 1, 2007  |  News

Published: May, 2007 Volume 04.13 focuses on the mechanical, endurance, permeability, and filtration properties of geosynthetics. Applications such as roadway stabilization and repair, erosion control, geomembranes, soil drainage, and reinforcement, as well as hydraulic barriers composed primarily o…
Techtextil-2007 held in Frankfurt

June 1, 2007  |  News

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.
Product specification

June 1, 2007  |  News, Q&A: GMA Techline

From the GMA Techline Subject: Product specification We are proposing to stabilize a section of eroded riverbank with riprap. We would like to install a fabric beneath the riprap to hold the existing sandy soils in place. Can you give us a recommendation? The river is tidal and the area is exposed t…
Ten reasons why you should be in Cancún next March

June 1, 2007  |  News

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 firs…
Geosynthetics-2007 is a hit in D.C.

April 1, 2007  |  News

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 mark…
IECA rolls into Reno

April 1, 2007  |  News

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 fo…
Geosynthetics sessions packed at GeoDenver

April 1, 2007  |  News

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 Guide…