HeatGard® used in next-generation solar and thermal pit storage project

September 29th, 2023

With the need to transition away from fossil fuel-based energy generation, large-scale and long-duration energy storage has become critical. RayGen, an Australian technology company, has created an innovative cost-effective solution to combine renewable solar power generation, energy storage, and regeneration to provide reliable and flexible dispatchable power on demand. The system utilizes mirror arrays to […]

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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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Geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation

March 31st, 2022

By Amy Woods, Technical Product Manager, Layfield Group Ltd., and Prabeen Joshi, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group Ltd. Layfield Group Ltd. discusses geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation, including the pros and cons of flat bottom and arched tank types. In a typical urban setting, runoff from impervious surfaces—such as pavement and rooftops—should be managed effectively […]

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Western Green’s WattleFence launches

January 11th, 2022

Western Green's WattleFence combines the best features of wattles (aka, logs and sediment retention fiber rolls [SRFRs]) and silt fences. Western Green's WattleFence for erosion control. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Geosynthetics Western Green's WattleFence has launched; it is designed for treatment of sediment-laden flows, quickly and cost-effectively replacing more traditional technologies for perimeter control, slope interruption, […]

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Geosynthetic portable cofferdams for civil construction applications

August 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 Four-foot (1.2-m) flood control cofferdams in Greece, N.Y. Cofferdams are an enclosure built within or across a body of water to allow the enclosed area to be dewatered. This creates a dry working environment so construction can be carried out properly and safely. Typical cofferdams are welded-steel structures consisting of sheet piles, wales […]

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What is the difference between a woven and nonwoven geotextile?

June 16th, 2021

By Joshua Venters, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group The use of geotextiles has steadily grown over the past century. Geotextiles were initially derived from existing textiles that were readily available on the market, such as carpet backing and upholstery fabric. Manufacturers have modified geotextiles to provide increased benefits to roadway construction. While there are two […]

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Layfield USA announces Rankinen as business development manager for the East Coast

June 11th, 2021

Layfield has hired Eric Rankinen in the position of business development manager. Rankinen is based out of Williamsport, Pa., and will be managing sales and business development for the East Coast region. Rankinen is a biologist by education and has extensive experience in water management and water consulting. He will be responsible for the business […]

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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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Layfield USA completes two CSPE reservoirs

February 15th, 2021

Layfield USA Corp. announced the completion of the supply and installation of a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system as part of a refurbishing and upgrade project for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Lanpher Reservoir. The Lanpher Reservoir is a double reservoir, potable water storage system (East and West reservoirs) with a […]

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Layfield sponsors Contractor Seminar in Edmonton

February 11th, 2020

Layfield is excited to announce the 2020 Contractor Seminar in Edmonton, Alb., Canada. Layfield will share its knowledge and experience on the following topics: geosynthetic solutions for building roads, pads and yards in Alberta; jobsite erosion and sediment control measures; and geomembranes for containment and vapor management in 2020. The speaker for the day is […]

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