GMA and IGS-NA to host webinar on leak detection sensitivity

April 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a webinar, “Leak Detection Sensitivity — What Does It Mean?” on April 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The ASTM standardized methodologies detail leak detection sensitivity testing for the various electrical leak location (ELL) methods. The term “sensitivity testing” is misleading, since …

FGI to host webinar on interface shear testing for geocomposites

April 4, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar, “Multi-Layer Interface Shear Testing” on April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will discuss multi-layer interface shear testing for composite liner systems including the pros and cons of multi-layer interface testing compared to single-layer interface testing and best-practices for performing multi-layer interface tests. Finally, …

AGRU America celebrates 10th anniversary of ClosureTurf

April 3, 2019

AGRU America, the waste industry’s leading manufacturer of structured geomembranes, is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the first ClosureTurf landfill installation with partner Watershed Geo, a leader in civil engineering and erosion control technologies. To date, ClosureTurf spans approximately 1,500 acres of closure, safely and effectively reducing the environmental and operational impacts of landfills across …

TenCate launches geotextile continuous moisture management system

April 2, 2019

Moisture is the enemy of roadway and civil structure durability. It accelerates the deterioration of assets and increases the financial loss and risk for everyone. Unchecked, the challenges brought about by moisture drain time, money and resources that could otherwise be used to fund new projects. In 2011, TenCate Geosynthetics initially launched Mirafi® H2Ri woven …

Applications being accepted for DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations professional development grants

April 1, 2019

The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee are awarding five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, Oct. 15–18, 2019. The grant includes free conference registration and covers related expenses for attending …

GSI to host webinar on geotextile filters

March 27, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geotextile Filters: Concerns and Issues,” on April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. It is roughly estimated that geotextiles have been used in more than …

Plastatech unveils line of prefabricated geomembrane accessories

March 26, 2019

Plastatech Engineering launched a new line of prefabricated accessories, featuring product styles such as a straight pipe boot, angled pipe boot, inside corner, outside corner and other customizable options. Designed to provide time-saving solutions for a variety of geomembrane projects, accessories are available in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), reinforced polyethylene (RPE), linear low-density …

Solmax introduces RockArmour geomembrane for oil and gas pipeline protection

March 25, 2019

Solmax has partnered with Rock Armour LLC to introduce an innovative rockshield pipeline protection offering to the oil and gas industry. RockArmour is a conductive geomembrane material designed to shield pipelines from rock impact damage during backfilling and problems caused by land movement after pipeline installation. “Solmax has a long-standing relationship with Rock Armour LLC and we …

Tenax presents GRAVEL LOCK, a composite for retaining gravel

March 21, 2019

Italian company Tenax’s new product GRAVEL LOCK is a geocomposite made up of a cuspated, rolled high-density polyethylene geogrid coupled with a polypropylene nonwoven fabric. It is ideal for creating draining and stable gravel floors for pedestrian and vehicular passage, the shape in rolls and the reduced amount of gravel required for filling (less than …

DFI to present S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization Seminar in Minneapolis

March 20, 2019

Registration is open for the Deep Foundation Institute’s (DFI’s) S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization seminar, Aug. 6–9, 2020, at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Minn. This two-day technical seminar, organized by eight DFI Technical Committees, focuses on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. The state-of-the-practice technical program …