Free brownfields publications from ASFE

February 11, 2011  |  News

Geoprofessional business association ASFE has added four brownfield-redevelopment publications to its online store, according to a Feb. 10 press release from the organization. Available free of charge, the four publications are: The Brownfields Tax Incentive, which includes a brownfields tax-incenti…
Strata offers free software

February 9, 2011  |  News

Strata Systems is offering a free software tool that assists in the design of reinforced steep slopes and walls, said a Feb. 7 press release from the company. The StrataSlope software includes material estimating, limit equilibrium analysis, direct sliding stability calculations, and internal stabil…
GSI’s fellowships for students: request-for-proposals

February 8, 2011  |  News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be multiple awards, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a tot…
TenCate developing new market group

February 7, 2011  |  News

Engineered Structures headed by John Lostumbo TenCate Geosynthetics has formed an Engineered Structures market group within the company’s sales organization. A Feb. 4 press release from the office of TenCate senior vice president for sales and marketing, John Henderson, said that John Lostumbo…
New sustainability group founded

February 4, 2011  |  News

Engineering, public works groups developing the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). A new, independent, nonprofit organization designed to develop and administer a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure-the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)-was offici…
Liner comparisons?

February 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: A few more online queries arrived regarding liner materials in the article “Background and most recent GRI standards.” Comment From: Nando Posted: Oct. 10, 2010 Liner comparison Dear sir/madam: Which one is the most-effective liner (including cost, installation, and …
Here is more information for two previous questions

February 1, 2011  |  News

To the editor: There are two GMA Techline responses in the October/November issue of Geosynthetics where additional information may be useful. Jorge in Mexico asked about Hypalon geomembranes. While Hypalon (CSPE) is no longer manufactured in the U.S., CSPE resin is available from Japan. Burke [I…
Missing information?

February 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: In a comment regarding “Tensar grid wins IGS award,” a reader asked a follow-up question regarding specifications for this particular geogrid. Inquiry From: Jorge Posted: Sept. 17, 2010 Congratulations to Tensar for the award [for TriAx geogrid], but what I would lik…
Biogas geomembrane?

February 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: This question came from a reader in Thailand after he read the “Floating geomembrane cover improves biogas collection, heat retention, and odor control” article. The response is provided by Dr. Robert Koerner of GSI and the GMA Techline. Inquiry From: Kraivich RE: Re…
Questions and answers RE: “Backfill depleted open-pit mines…”

February 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: A variety of comments and questions arrived following the April/May 2010 publication of Allan Breitenbach’s article, “Backfill depleted open-pit mines with lined landfills, tailings, and heap leach pads.” Comments From: Ana Posted: May 17, 2010 Re: Excellent ar…