Geo textbook now available

October 1, 2006  |  News

Fundamentals of Geosynthetics Engineering by Sanjay Kumar Shukla ©2006. Geosynthetics has emerged as an innovative area for designers and specifiers, with an enormous growth in civil engineering applications, making geosynthetics a favored construction material throughout the world. Fundamentals of…
A long-term solution for grease removal

October 1, 2006  |  News

As the Environmental Protection Agency increases its water requirements for businesses, products that are effective and affordable in solving these problems are needed. The old, small, high-maintenance, concrete grease traps that are common in multiple industries are now ineffective because they do …
New release of Geomagic Studio

October 1, 2006  |  News

Geomagic®, provider of digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) software and services, has released Geomagic Studio 9. As a software tool, Geomagic Studio processes 3D scan data for applications ranging from reverse engineering to design and analysis. This latest release of the digital reconstr…
IECA director killed in helicopter crash

October 1, 2006  |  News

Carol Forrest, a board director for the International Erosion Control Association, was killed Aug. 13 in a helicopter crash outside of Astoria, Ore. She was preparing to participate in Flight of Discovery, an aerial expedition to study the environmental and cultural changes along the Lewis and Clark…
ASTM update: Committee D35 on Geosynthetics

October 1, 2006  |  News

By Elizabeth Peggs ASTM Committee D35 met June 14-16 in Toronto for its 2006 semiannual session. There were many interesting meetings and activities held in Toronto, and there were eight awards given to task group leaders following the completion and acceptance of new standards. One of the clear hig…
IGS update: Report from Yokohama/8-ICG

October 1, 2006  |  News

By Elizabeth Peggs The Japan Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) organized the 8th International Conference on Geosynthetics in Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 18-22, 2006, under the auspices of the IGS. The conference and exhibition featured 58 exhibitors and 850 participants from aroun…
First organized lobbying for geosynthetics

October 1, 2006  |  News

GMA members meet with lobbyist partners, congressional reps in D.C. By Andrew Aho For the first time in its short history, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has a professional lobbying program. The impetus for the program is a strategic plan written by the GMA Executive Council in 2004 th…
Retaining-wall dialog: ‘A tale of two walls’

August 1, 2006  |  News

By Bob Barrett Introductory note from the letter writer: Geosynthetics editor, Ron Bygness, originally invited an article from me on the first GRS wall with negative batter in New Zealand. In order to explain why the Kiwis were different, I found it necessary to comment on why the U.S. is so far beh…
Tensar Corporation to acquire Tensar Group Limited

August 1, 2006  |  News

The Tensar Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of technology-driven site solutions, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Tensar Group Limited (TGL), parent company of Tensar International Limited. Founded in Blackburn, England in 1952, Tensar International (formerly Netlon Lim…
New DuPont additive promises enhanced performance of oriented polypropylene and polyester

August 1, 2006  |  News

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced that it is introducing DuPont™ Entira™ Strong, a polymeric additive that helps improve the performance and processibility of tapes, filaments, and films made out of oriented polypropylene and polyester. The addition of Entira Strong, even at l…