Using geosynthetics in flexible airport pavements

June 1, 2019  |  Feature

By Benjamin Mahaffay, Jeremy Robinson, Jeffrey Gagnon and Gregory Norwood In recent years, there has been an increasing interest to improve pavement structures through mechanical stabilization by incorporating geosynthetic products within the structure. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) h…
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust foundation improvement

June 1, 2019  |  Final Inspection

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust needed a foundation improvement solution for its new and innovative earth-sheltered facility. Jon Irvine, the project engineer, of Irvine Geotechnical Inc., suggested using a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) mattress as an affordable alternative to overexca…
Clarifying the nomenclature of Elvaloy-based geomembranes: EIA, EIP or KEE

June 1, 2019  |  News

By E. Silva and T. D. Stark  Since the first flexible membrane liner (FML) was used as part of an environmental liner system, the geomembrane industry has always looked for innovative solutions for chemical containment applications. Although there have been many innovations over the last 50 yea…
Solmax introduces RockArmour geomembrane for oil and gas pipeline protection

June 1, 2019  |  News

Solmax has partnered with Rock Armour LLC to introduce an innovative rockshield pipeline protection offering to the oil and gas industry. RockArmour is a conductive geomembrane material designed to shield pipelines from rock impact damage during backfilling and problems caused by land movement after…
Tenax launches a composite for retaining gravel

June 1, 2019  |  News

Italian company Tenax’s new product GRAVEL LOCK is a geocomposite made up of a cuspated, rolled high-density polyethylene geogrid coupled with a polypropylene nonwoven fabric. It is ideal for creating draining and stable gravel floors for pedestrian and vehicular passage. The shape in rolls and th…
Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

June 1, 2019  |  News

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI …