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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IGS-NA news

April 1st, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis […]

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Layfield presents April seminar on geosynthetics products and services in Fort McMurray, Alberta

February 24th, 2018

Layfield Construction Products announced it will present an on-site seminar on “New Geosynthetic Products and Services for Municipal and Civil Infrastructure Applications” at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Fort McMurray, Alb., Canada, on April 28, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MDT. The company said the seminar will include multiple presentations throughout the […]

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Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for odor control at wastewater treatment plant

January 17th, 2018

A large, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in western Canada has selected Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for an odor control project. The WWTP treats millions of gallons of wastewater annually—and with that comes the accompanying foul odors. After a competitive bid process, a design/build team including Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies was chosen to provide a solution to the […]

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Solmax acquires GSE Environmental

December 20th, 2017

Groupe Solmax, a Canadian-based company and an industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications has acquired GSE Environmental based in Houston, Texas, from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, as well as certain funds and accounts managed by Strategic Value Partners LLC, both of which are Greenwich, Conn.-based private investment […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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