Raven Industries expands operations to U.S. East Coast

January 2nd, 2020

Raven Industries Inc. announced that its Engineered Films Division is expanding its fabrication operations to the East Coast of the United States with the opening of a facility in Waynesboro, Va. This new location will allow Raven Engineered Films to provide a heightened level of service and faster product delivery to customers of its Energy, […]

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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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ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18th, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary […]

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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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VA Commonwealth Transportation Board approves $18.6 billion for transportation projects

June 30th, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The program includes $18.6 billion for transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. Projects include highway, road, bridge, […]

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