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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical infrastructure components.  TenCate Geosynthetics joined forces with the Hydraulic Engineering Company, Syntraal and other local companies to develop and provide sophisticated climate-adaptive stormwater management solutions, called “Aquabase.” In the framework of a pilot project for [...]

By |2021-05-14T13:51:37-05:00April 28, 2021|

Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company, [...]

By |2019-02-11T00:00:36-06:00February 11, 2019|

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core [...]

By |2019-01-11T14:13:08-06:00January 11, 2019|

GSI to host webinar on wick drains, GMA members get discounted rates

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs” on Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Wick drains, [...]

By |2018-11-12T14:24:54-06:00November 12, 2018|

KMS installs PURON PLUS package system in Canada featuring PULSION MBR

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a leader in the development and manufacture of membrane-based filtration technologies, announced the commissioning of a PURON PLUS packaged MBR system in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The PURON PLUS system provides a compact and turnkey wastewater treatment solution that is fully automated and provides consistent high-quality effluent for safe discharge or reuse. [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:05:21-05:00October 31, 2018|

HUESKER to host webinar on GEC systems

HUESKER will host a free webinar on geotextile encased columns (GEC) on Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. EDT. Oliver Detert, Head of the Engineering Department at HUESKER, will lead the webinar. The geotextile sleeve allows the accommodation of high vertical loads by compensating for the lack of lateral support to the granular columns from the [...]

By |2018-10-08T12:55:05-05:00October 8, 2018|

GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on the development of geosynthetic drainage, GMA members get discounted rates

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar will begin with [...]

By |2018-08-21T11:28:27-05:00August 21, 2018|

O-I chooses steel reinforced geosynthetic drainage improvements for a Texas landfill

In December 2017, Owens-Illinois, commonly known as O-I and one of the largest glassmakers in the world, took action to improve the drainage system for their glass container landfill situated near the company’s O-I Waco manufacturing facility in Waco, Texas, Contech Engineered Solutions said in a press release. The consulting engineer worked closely with the [...]

By |2019-01-22T11:55:00-06:00May 17, 2018|

GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt [...]

By |2018-05-09T10:16:12-05:00May 9, 2018|
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