Hybrid TMAX Calculating

June 1st, 2023

Q: As of 2020, there are new, updated designs for mechanically stabilized earth walls in AASHTO. In short, there are new methods to calculate the maximum force (Tmax) that incorporates design methods for extensible reinforcements (i.e., geosynthetics). They include limit equilibrium and stiffness methods. I was wondering if you can mix and match concepts from […]

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Commercial Metals Company acquires geogrid manufacturing plant

May 19th, 2023

Commercial Metals Company has acquired a geosynthetics manufacturing facility from BOSTD – America. The facility, located in Blackwell, Okla., currently produces several product lines for Tensar Geogrid under a contract manufacturing arrangement. This acquisition will not immediately increase Tensar's manufacturing capacity, but provides enhanced flexibility in Tensar's supply chain, as well as the opportunity for low capital cost […]

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Conserving natural resources using geosynthetics

May 16th, 2023

Natural resources are finite, or at a minimum, can easily be consumed faster than they can be replaced. As such, the conservation of natural resources is a pragmatic endeavor. Geosynthetics—widely available materials used in construction, civil engineering, and environmental protection—can be useful in promoting the conservation of these resources. When used as intended, geosynthetics can […]

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Titan’s footprint in moderating environmental challenges in mining: An interview with president Juice Lambert

April 11th, 2023

What is the suite of products Titan Environmental Containment has tailored for the mining industry? Juice Lambert, president of Titan Environmental Containment: Titan is a solutions provider and installer of geosynthetic products, which are mainly resin-based materials used in civil infrastructure construction projects. These include geogrids used in base reinforcement for heavy-haul road building and […]

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Wrekin Products reflects on geosynthetics success, announces appointments

March 16th, 2023

As Wrekin Products Ltd. reflects on another year, the company is proud to have grown its geosynthetics division to deliver even more solutions to everyday problems in the civil engineering industry. Being at the center of ongoing expansion plans, its geosynthetics division is home to two of its best-selling products – the FasTrack 609 woven geotextile and […]

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Core & Main acquiring geosynthetics products supplier Landscape & Construction Supplies

February 23rd, 2023

Core & Main Inc., a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Landscape & Construction Supplies LLC, a full-service provider of geosynthetics products, with two locations in the Chicago metropolitan area. "Landscape & […]

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COMANCO completes final geosynthetics layer at Trail Ridge Landfill

February 7th, 2023

COMANCO has completed the sixth and final layer of its geosynthetics (primary geocomposite layer) and leachate collection system at the Trail Ridge Landfill in Jacksonville, Fla., a project that broke ground in 2022. Because the 30-acre containment site needed a six-layer geosynthetic system, the crew used 180 acres of material to finish the expansion.  The […]

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AFITEXINOV Geosynthetics introduces new management team

February 6th, 2023

Yves Durkheim Yves Durkheim, president of the AFITEX Group, will soon leave his position after 31 years at the head of the group he created in 1992 with Didier Benamu. Sébastien Mathiot, CEO since January 2023, will succeed him. Sparring Capital, an independent management company, is taking a majority stake in the capital of the […]

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Innovative solution for ballast fouling

February 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Initial installation of BaseLok® BallastGuard™ along a seawall at the Port of Texas City – May 2021. Photo courtesy of Al Florez Remy Steffer, director of engineering at the Port of Texas City, Texas City Terminal Railway Company, and Houston Belt and Terminal Railway, is very familiar with ballast fouling. Overseeing operations at […]

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Carpi Tech names global sales manager

December 28th, 2022

Carpi Tech has announced that Allan Jackson will join the company in February 2023 as global sales manager. He comes to Carpi Tech with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering, geosynthetics and geosynthetics installation. Jackson recently resigned from Solmax  as director for EMEA. Carpi Tech installs exposed SIBELON® geomembrane systems that are used […]

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