Montreal to host 13ICG

April 25th, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chose Montreal to host 13ICG, to be held Sept. 13–16, 2026, in Canada for the first time. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced that Montreal, Que., Canada, has been selected to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13ICG) in 2026. The bidding process began last August, when IGS President Chungsik […]

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Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board

April 20th, 2022

Layfield’s Fraser joins GSI board of advisors, bringing his 40+ years' experience in the geosynthetics industry to GSI. Brian Fraser joins GSI board of advisors. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Layfield Group Ltd. announced that Brian Fraser, vice president of business development for Layfield Geosynthetics, has been appointed to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) […]

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Geocells and geotextiles for separation/reinforcement at an oil-drilling platform

April 1st, 2022

Installing and filling in the GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System at the Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform, Olds, Alta., Canada. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems An Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform in northern Canada required year-round access for equipment to service and maintain a conventional wellsite pad. Several new wells were to be […]

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Layfield to distribute Western Green in Canada

September 1st, 2021

Layfield Group LLC and Western Green announced Layfield to distribute Western Green geosynthetics products in Canada. Headquarters in Edmonton, Alb., Canada, for Layfield Group LLC's Geosynthetics and Industrial Fabrics divisions. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group LLC Layfield Group LLC of Richmond, B.C., Canada, and Western Green of Evansville, Ind., announced a new partnership, allowing Layfield […]

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Titan opens new Ontario location

June 17th, 2021

Titan Environmental Containment announced a new corporate location in Burlington, Ont., Canada. The new facility includes a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-m2) building complete with offices and stockyard. To support this expansion, Titan hired Wes Anderson and Fraser Robinson to join the company’s existing Ontario team made up of industry veterans John Mooney, Sam Bhat and Manoj Amuzuri, […]

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FC Géosynthétiques acquires Innovex Produits Techniques Inc.

June 16th, 2021

FC Géosynthétiques, a leader in the installation of geosynthetic products, announced the acquisition of Innovex Produits Techniques Inc., a company specializing in the distribution of geosynthetic materials, and Hydrosol Construction Inc. This acquisition will allow FC Géosynthétiques to strengthen its positioning and leadership in the geosynthetic product installation market while enhancing its offerings. “We are very […]

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Layfield Group to distribute Tensar products in Canada

March 26th, 2021

Layfield Group announced an agreement with Tensar International Corp. for Canadian distribution of Tensar geosynthetics products. Tensar is the industry leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement. Over the past three decades, the company has developed products and technologies that have been at the forefront of the geotechnical industry. As a result, you know you can […]

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High-strength geocell and geogrid hybrid reinforcement

June 1st, 2020

Compressor station gravel pad on soft subgrade By Sanat Pokharel, Timothy Yii, Marc Breault and Meisam Norouzi Infrastructure development in natural resources rich Alberta, Canada, often encounters very soft ground conditions that pose several construction and sustainability challenges to transportation infrastructure, such as roads, rails and pipelines. As the conventional construction practices may not always […]

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Multilinear drainage geocomposites to filter oil sands tailing slurries

October 1st, 2018

Mining and some energy operations generate large quantities of water-containing tailings. These tailings are made of crushed-rock particles that are deposited in a slurry form. This is the case for coal, tar sand, lead, zinc, gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, nickel, taconite (iron), phosphate, bauxite (aluminum oxide), uranium, trona (soda ash) and potash, for example. There […]

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Automation of large-scale geotextile and geomembrane fabrication

October 1st, 2018

The development of a large-scale fabrication machine was conceived during the fabrication of geotextiles for a tailings pond cap in 2010. The machine joins five strips of material at a time to create fabricated panels for large projects. It is capable of both welding geomembranes and sewing high-strength geotextiles. This machine was specifically designed to […]

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