GSI hosts webinar on wave management in geomembranes

January 31, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Wave (or Wrinkle) Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes,” on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is that they expand and contract depending upon ambient temperature. During times of elevated

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IFAI seeks geosynthetics professionals to share expertise at 2018–19 conferences

January 26, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, is inviting civil, environmental and geotechnical engineers; academics; and other geoprofessionals to share their insights with peers at IFAI’s two geosynthetics conferences in 2018–19. IFAI is now accepting presentations for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas,

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Western Excelsior announces new Texas manufacturing facility

January 26, 2018

On Jan. 25, 2018, Western Excelsior of Evansville, Indiana, announced a new manufacturing facility in Campbell, Texas. This facility represents both the partial replacement of capacity lost during a May 8, 2017, fire at the company’s Mancos, Colorado, plant and the continuing execution of Western Excelsior’s growth strategies. The company

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HUESKER webinar on geosynthetic tubes

January 26, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Geosynthetic Tubes for Dewatering,” on Jan. 31, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. HUESKER’s SoilTain® dewatering tube is a technical textile containment system made from a specially developed woven filter that is used to dewater a wide variety of sludge types.

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USACE proposes Houston flood control study

January 25, 2018

On Jan. 21, 2018, the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) advocated producing a comprehensive study of flooding in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and other major flooding events in the last few years. The study, dubbed the Metropolitan Houston Regional

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DFI issues Call for Papers for student and young professor competitions

January 23, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has opened the Call for Papers for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Competition. Abstracts are due on Friday, March 9, 2018. The winners are invited to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24–27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif., to present

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Geosynthetics Pavilion at 2018 IFAI Expo booth booking opens

January 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for exhibit booths at the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 15–18, 2018, with the exhibit floor open Oct. 16–18, 2018. The Geosynthetics Pavilion is part of IFAI

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WisDOT issues geosynthetics standards for roadways

January 18, 2018

In December 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new standards for geosynthetics in roadways, part of WisDOT’s comprehensive Highway Construction Roadway Standards. The new standards include geotextiles for subgrade separation and stabilization, drainage, filtration, subgrade reinforcement, and under culverts and riprap, as well as geogrids for subgrade, marsh

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Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for odor control at wastewater treatment plant

January 17, 2018

A large, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in western Canada has selected Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for an odor control project. The WWTP treats millions of gallons of wastewater annually—and with that comes the accompanying foul odors. After a competitive bid process, a design/build team including Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies was chosen to

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HUESKER webinar on conservation of irrigation water

January 16, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Conservation of Irrigation Water,” on Jan. 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Engineers use geocomposites for water conveyance, containment and conservation. HUESKER Canal3® provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades and is available in

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