Lake Francis Dam maintenance with GCCM

December 11th, 2020

By Kurt Chirbas Installing the GCCM at Lake Francis Dam The Yuba Water Agency in Yuba County, Calif., was established in 1959 to reduce flood risk and provide a sustainable water supply to the people of the region. Yuba County has historically endured devastating floods, due in part to Gold Rush-era hydraulic mining practices that […]

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New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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Geosynthetics are uniquely suited

October 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are found in the strangest of places. But that just speaks to how versatile and useful they are for a wide variety of applications. Dewatering, energy-site closure, erosion control, reinforcement and stabilization are just a few applications that geosynthetics address in this issue. In addition, many of the geographic areas discussed here are sensitive […]

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Nature area drainage control with GCCM

October 1st, 2019

By Joe Royer, Kurt Chirbas and Ziad Mazboudi The City of Laguna Niguel in Orange County, Calif., has its origins in the Rancho Niguel Mexican land grant, acquired in 1959 by the Laguna Niguel Corp. to develop one of California’s first master-planned communities, which has become predominantly a bedroom community. The city encompasses a total […]

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Concrete Canvas signs Titan as new exclusive sales partner for Canada

April 25th, 2019

Concrete Canvas Ltd. (Concrete Canvas), manufacturer and inventor of the innovative Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM), and Titan Environmental Containment Ltd. (Titan), a leading Canadian geosynthetics supplier, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a distribution agreement granting Titan exclusive rights to distribute Concrete Canvas in Canada. UK-based Concrete Canvas Ltd. […]

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ASTM releases new geosynthetic cementitious composite mat standard

March 27th, 2018

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) released a standard March 26, 2018, for geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCM), a new family of materials that can help control erosion, protect slopes and berms, and line ditches and culverts. The new standard (D8173) identifies proper layout, installation and hydration procedures for GCCM. It also describes […]

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