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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IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers

March 14th, 2022

IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers by announcing its Awards of Excellence during the IECA Annual Conference and Expo 2022. Western Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, winner of the IECA Environmental Excellence Award, will open in 2026. Architectural illustration courtesy of Western Sydney Airport The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) recognized winners of its Awards of […]

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IECA and Storm Water Solutions offer webinar on exploring sediment control during inclement weather events

August 24th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the City of Pacific Grove, Calif. The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and Storm Water Solutions will host a free webinar, “Exploring Sediment Control During Inclement Weather Events,”on August 26 at 1 p.m. CDT. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of how different modes of sediment control affect the discharge […]

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The GMA Techline

February 1st, 2021

Moderated by George R. Koerner BIOLOGICAL DEGRADATION OF PE AND PP Q: Can you please enlighten me on the biological degradation of polyolefin polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)? A: Within the various plant forms of biological life, i.e., bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi and algae, polymer degradation is essentially nonexistent due to high molecular weight of the common […]

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Presto Geosystems presents solutions for managing stormwater and wastewater webcast

September 9th, 2020

Presto Geosystems will present a webcast “Innovative Solutions for Managing Stormwater and Wastewater” on Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT. The webcast is free, and participants can earn 1 PDH. Are you looking for a better way to control stormwater and wastewater? As current systems get overtaxed due to rising populations and […]

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2018 International Achievement Awards

February 1st, 2019

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications. The awards 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 […]

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Registration opens for 2019 IECA conference and expo

September 26th, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has opened registration and published the full schedule for the 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colo., Feb. 19–22. The 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo brings together the most innovative minds in the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Attend this one-of-a-kind conference to connect with […]

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency updates geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management

August 30th, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota PCA) revised and released new geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management in August. The guidelines specify where liners are required and where liners are recommended, liner specifications (e.g., HDPE, GCL, PVC), and how to select an appropriate liner. “Liners are designed to limit infiltration of water from a stormwater […]

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The GMA Techline answers all

August 1st, 2018

UV Weathering of Geotextiles Q: My firm is providing construction quality assurance services for a landfill cell expansion. We are having an issue with our contractor and are going to be in a position of having 8 ounces/square yard (271 g/m2) of nonwoven geotextile exposed for a period of time, which exceeds the seven-day limit […]

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2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo abstracts due Friday

May 29th, 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference and Expo, Feb. 19–22, 2019, in Denver, Colo., is this Friday, June 1, 2018, the association said.                 Speaking at the conference will allow participants to gain exposure for their work while providing advancements to the […]

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