Streambank restoration using engineered bank stabilization

June 1st, 2019

By Jeffery T. Hoilman and Stanley M. Miller FIGURE 1 Mountain Creek streambank restoration—September 2018. View looking upstream nine months after installation. Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank near Chattanooga, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. Mountain Creek has been identified by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC 2018) as a […]

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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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The magic of water and geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Water is a fundamental issue in many projects using geosynthetics. From erosion control to reservoir liners and covers, from landfill leachate pond barriers to coal ash dewatering, handling water and the effects of water are considerations nearly every engineer employing geosynthetics considers. Geosynthetics can effectively manage water applications of erosion control, reinforcement, barriers, filtration and […]

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Maccaferri North America hires new area managers and a sales representative

April 3rd, 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.   Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and […]

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Part 2: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

October 1st, 2017

As discussed in Part 1 of “The Regulation of CCR in the United States,” for the first time in decades, nationwide regulation of CCR (coal combustion residuals) surface impoundments expands the regulated use of geosynthetic materials. While the CCR Rule (2015) allows continued operation of existing CCR surface impoundments, it provides criteria for the disposition […]

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Part 1: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

August 1st, 2017

The regulation of coal ash (coal combustion residuals or CCR) has significantly expanded the market for geosynthetics within the United States. Further, there is interest in these regulations around the globe in every country using coal as an energy source. These regulations are the result of recent environmental incidents. The regulations call for the increased […]

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