Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site

February 1st, 2018

A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, […]

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TenCate sand mattress video at Waikiki released

December 20th, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2017, HawaiiNewsNow released a video news report on the installation of a TenCate Geosynthetics sand mattress for erosion control on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell told reporter Jobeth Devera of HawaiiNewsNow, “The goal here is to see if it works and if It does, to repeat it in […]

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Panorama: IFAI IAA Awards

October 1st, 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, […]

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SWS opens registration for Webinar Fest

September 26th, 2017

On Sept. 20, 2017, Storm Water Solutions (SWS) opened registration for Webinar Fest, a new, free three-day educational event featuring two keynote webinars, live and on-demand webinars, and a comprehensive agenda of storm water management and erosion control topics. The event is Oct. 17–19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Through a combination […]

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IECA 2018 registration open

September 13th, 2017

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 11–14, 2018, has opened online registration for the event at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visit http://bit.ly/2vUfvyc to register, view the schedule and learn more about speakers. The conference’s hotel block, as announced last week, is also open. To see […]

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ECTC releases RECPs spec

September 6th, 2017

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) recently updated their Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specification includes charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the industry […]

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IECA 2018 hotel reservations open

September 6th, 2017

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 11–14, 2018, announced the opening of the conference Hotel Block at agreed-upon rates at several hotels near the Long Beach Convention Center. The special rates are available Feb. 5–19, 2018, and include rooms at the Hyatt (conference headquarters hotel), Courtyard […]

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor […]

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History of geosynthetics use on national forest roads

June 1st, 2017

Introduction The objectives of this article are to document the long history of geosynthetic materials used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and other rural roads, to document the many creative and useful ways geosynthetics have been used, and to promote the cost-effective uses of geosynthetics in road projects today, particularly on […]

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Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1st, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics […]

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