Navigating geomembrane selection: HDPE Vs. LLDPE – Which fits your project best?

May 15, 2024  |  News

During the geomembrane selection process, a common question raised is: Which geomembrane is most suitable for my application? This article will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the two most common geomembranes, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), …
DFI announces 2024-2025 traveling lecturer

May 14, 2024  |  News

Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., BC.GE, principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, has been selected as the 2024-2025 Traveling Lecturer. A well-known geotechnical expert with more than 29 years of experience, Meyer will travel and present a series of lectures to university students, profess…
FHWA prepares for Climate Challenge &  EDC-7 EPDs for Sustainable Project Delivery Symposium 

May 13, 2024  |  News

On June 5-6, 2024, FHWA is hosting the FHWA Climate Challenge/EDC-7 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Sustainable Project Delivery National Symposium. During the meeting, Climate Challenge and EDC-7 EPDs for Sustainable Project Delivery participants will make presentations and participat…
Mastering geomembrane selection: Utilizing standards in 3 steps for project evaluation

May 10, 2024  |  News

By Felon Wilson For the most part, all geomembranes have a similar broad function: A fluid barrier. When comparing, the confusion lies in the fact that they are manufactured by different methods and constructed differently, which result in varying properties to accomplish the broad fluid barrier fun…
AASHTO President Thompson: ‘Togetherness’ key to success

May 9, 2024  |  News

Craig Thompson, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and 2023-2024 president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, talked about the importance of “togetherness” when tackling critical industry issues during a visit to the AASHTO office in W…
Stark honored as ASCE distinguished member

May 8, 2024  |  News

Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., BC.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2024 class of distinguished members for his exemplary career as a researcher and educator, most in n…
GEOWEB® Load Support System strengthens parking infrastructure at Orlando Police Training Facility

May 7, 2024  |  News

The Orlando Police Training Facility faced challenges due to inadequate parking space for overflow, storage, and heavy vehicle access. This limitation was affecting operational efficiency and prompted the need for a dependable solution to expand parking capacity and accommodate the facility’s vari…
IGS and GMA sign MOU

May 6, 2024  |  News

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a general working relationship. The IGS and the GMA seek a partnership with the intention of cooperating and thereby strengthening their respect…
Seventh AASHTO Re:source Technical Exchange sees growth

May 3, 2024  |  News

AASHTO re:source is a technical service program offered by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that provides services and tools through three major programs: the Laboratory Assessment Program, the Proficiency Sample Program, and the AASHTO Accreditation Program. Th…
Solmax Americas modernizes Houston facility to expand geomembrane manufacturing

May 2, 2024  |  News

Solmax Americas (AMS) has commissioned an additional geomembrane manufacturing line at its Houston, Texas facility with a ribbon cutting and celebration. Solmax’s executive council joined Houston teammates to mark the occasion. “Solmax Americas is focused on improving quality, reliability and fl…