Top 10 (Fabric) Innovations for 2011

March 13, 2012  |  News

TenCate recognized for new water-wicking material The FabricLink Network has announced its Top 10 Textile Innovations of 2011, including TenCate’s new H2Ri geosynthetic material. The specialty fabrics industry “depends on the technical innovations of talented product developers and desig…
Replacing U.S. water pipes: $1 trillion

March 9, 2012  |  News

The cost to replace U.S. drinking water pipes will top more than $1 trillion from 2011 to 2035, water experts have estimated. A report titled “Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge” by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) also said the cost of water infr…
GSE adds new facilities, jobs in S.C.

March 5, 2012  |  News

GCL manufacturing capability by May GSE Lining Technology, manufacturer of geosynthetic lining products, is expanding its current operations in South Carolina. The Houston-based company said it is investing $5 million for new manufacturing capabilities in Williamsburg County in rural, eastern South …
Colbond’s parent company invests in green roof market

March 2, 2012  |  News

Low & Bonar purchases Xeroflor Netherlands-based Low & Bonar, the parent company of Colbond Inc., announced in a March 2 press release the acquisition of Xero Flor International GmbH, a long-established supplier of green roof solutions, based in Germany. The company will continue its operati…
Short courses set for GeoAmericas

February 24, 2012  |  News

GeoAmericas-2012 pre-conference short and long courses are May 1, 2012. Registration for these courses is separate from conference registration. Please make sure to sign up early as space in these courses is limited. Please review the course descriptions below to learn more! Geosynthetic Reinforced …
International symposium: geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures

February 21, 2012  |  News

“Design and practice of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures” Oct. 14–16, 2013, in Bologna, Italy Call for abstracts This international symposium is held to honor the research achievements of Prof. Dov Leshchinsky, a world-renowned researcher and educator on reinforced soils and…
Cazzuffi elected chairman of standardization committee

February 20, 2012  |  News

Cazzuffi elected chairman of standardization committee Daniele Cazzuffi has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of the European Committee for Standardization on Geosynthetics (CEN TC 189). The vote in January 2012 for terms 2012–2014 included all standardization bodies of the 27 coun…
Geo-’13 conference call for abstracts

February 17, 2012  |  News

Geo–’13 conference call for abstracts The theme of Geosynthetics 2013 is Water & Energy Challenges. The conference in Long Beach April 1–4, 2013, will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and paper presentations. Official call T…
Brent Nussbaum is new sales engineer at MW

February 16, 2012  |  News

Brent Nussbaum is new sales engineer at MW Miller Weldmaster (MW), manufacturer of heat-sealing technology services and machinery for the industrial welding fabrics and thermoplastics markets, named Brent Nussbaum its applications sales engineer, the company announced in a Feb. 15 press release. In …
2012 Geosynthetic Materials Association Member Scholarship now available

February 15, 2012  |  News

2012 Geosynthetic Materials Association Member Scholarship now available Deadline for submission: May 18, 2012 The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced in a Feb. 13 press release a new Member Scholarship award that provides tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or tech…