Panorama

August 1, 2018

Tensar arranges Australian distribution for mining geosynthetics Tensar International announced June 15, 2018, that Chris Taylor of C&C Taylor Enterprises (CCTE) has agreed to become the exclusive distributor agent for Tensar Underground Mining Products in Australia. For more than 40 years, Taylor has worked in various mining industry roles, from the shop floor to director, …

Geogrid study initiative wins Center for Transportation Research Award

June 1, 2018

The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) selected Tensar International and its research partners as the winners of the 2018 CTS Research Partnership Award for their work on geogrid usage in paved-road infrastructure. The award recognizes a new pavement design and analysis tool, which enables geogrid benefits to be quantified using an aggregate-geogrid …

WisDOT publishes study on geotextile puncture test methods

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded research into puncture test methods for geotextiles, and the report from this study is now available online. Various tests are conducted to assess and classify a geotextile’s suitability for different applications. One of these tests is the puncture strength test. This test …

IFAI IAA Awards: Dewatering with geotextile tubes in a D.C. tunnel

April 1, 2018

Completion Date: March 1, 2017 Fabric Name: Flintex™ OS425 Hi-Flo Fabric Producer: Flint Industries In 2013 DC Water in Washington, D.C., awarded the Impregilo-Healy-Parsons joint venture $254 million to design and build the second portion of a large tunnel system. The purpose of the tunneling project was to separately direct wastewater and stormwater to relieve …

IFAI IAA Awards: Innovative capping system for supersaturated sludge

Completion Date: Aug. 15, 2016 Fabric Name: Geogrid Fabric Producer: Tensar International Corp. Fabric Name: HDPE Geomembrane Fabric Producer: Groupe Solmax A large multinational company closed a manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Sludge was one of the byproducts of the manufacturing process. As part of the closure protocol, the company needed to cap its 12-acre …

IFAI IAA Awards

February 1, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 years, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, …

Panorama: IFAI IAA Awards

October 1, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 years, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, …

Panorama: ASTM D35.06 on Geosynthetic Specs takes shape

At the January 2017 meeting of the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics in Norfolk, Va., the executive subcommittee approved the formation of a new subcommittee D35.06 on Geosynthetic Specifications with L. David Suits as chair. The scope of D35.06 is to implement the scope of Committee D35 with a focus on the development of …

Panorama: California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure, and EPA’s hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) model

August 1, 2017

California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California. “Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy,” said Gov. Brown. “This legislation will put thousands of people to …

Panorama: IFAI Advanced Textile Conference Testing Program and ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

June 1, 2017

IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017 At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics, and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products, and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. ATC, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans, La., …