March 2018 Vol. 7

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Aquamate Showcase their Tank Liner Fabrication Process (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWTAJe17YFI

Huesker – Successful Dry Storage of Tailings with Geotextile Tubes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/abaCd0KEOXBasO8/download

New Graphene Dye Shows Promise for Making Conductive Geotextiles
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-03-16/graphene-hair-dye-permanent-black-better-for-your-strands/9540546

2019 Geosynthetics Conference (Early Notice)
https://geosyntheticsconference.com/

ASTM Announce Workshop on Performance and Interpretation of Interface/Direct Shear Testing of Geosynthetics
https://www.astm.org/SYMPOSIA/filtrexx40.cgi?+-P+MAINCOMM+D35+-P+EVENT_ID+3557+-P+MEETING_ID+128334+sympotherinfo.frm

TenCate Lecture on Practical Overview of Geosynthetics by Santino Piccoli (Declassified)
https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4174&context=roadschool

Strengthening the Subgrade Highways Depending on Classified Geotextile Characteristics [PDF]
https://www.ijirset.com/upload/2018/march/4_2_Strengthening_H.pdf

Evoqua Water Technologies : An Application for the Trademark “EZ CONTAINMENT” Portable Geomembrane Containment
http://www.4-traders.com/EVOQUA-WATER-TECHNOLOGIES-38530150/news/Evoqua-Water-Technologies-An-Application-for-the-Trademark-EZ-CONTAINMENT-Has-Been-Filed-by-Evoq-26174174/

Red Earth Engineering is Celebrating its 9th Birthday
https://redearthengineering.com.au/ree-is-celebrating-its-9th-birthday/

Use of Geosynthetics to Fix Coastal Storm Damage by Michael Sorenson (Video)
Storm damage on a coastal road. Wave action and a king tide causes erosion of the slope toe, resulting in collapse of the road formation. Solutions would include geotextile sand containers, rock armour, high performance turf reinforcement mats and MSE walls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgLKHgVX5tQ

Sand Geo Tubes Failing to Protect Homes from Wave Damage
Damaged houses line the beach behind exposed Geo Tubes. The Geo Tubes were installed in Camp Ellis to fortify the beach, but are proving to be no match for the unprecedented tides pounding on the Atlantic coast of Maine in the United States.
http://courier.mainelymediallc.com/news/2018-03-15/News/After_storms_Saco_officials_frustrated.html

Geotextile Tubes Installed at the bottom of 1,000 feet of the Sconset Bluff are covered with dump truckloads of sand to protect the bluff from erosion
http://www.ack.net/news/20180315/protection-of-bluff-could-end-if-town-says-no-to-expansion

How the collapsed Florida bridge was erected in six hours
The three leading ABC technologies being promoted under the Federal Highway Administration’s “Every Day Counts” initiative include Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems, Slide-In Bridge Construction, and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS).
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-the-collapsed-florida-bridge-was-erected-in-six-hours

New Tender Bowen Landfill – Stage 1 Cell Construction – Design and Construction of Geosynthetic Lining System
Opening Date 15 Mar 2018; Closing Date 5 Apr 2018
https://lgtenderbox.com.au/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=7409&action=display-tender-details

New Geosynthetics Project at University of Southampton
Investigating the long-term response of geogrid-reinforced ballast under realistic loading conditions.
https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=96278
Contact:  M.Pinho-Lopes@soton.ac.uk

TenCate GeoDetect – Model S – Fiber Optic Sensing Geosynthetics
https://www.environmental-expert.com/products/tencate-geodetect-model-s-fiber-optic-sensing-geosynthetics-532779

List of manufacturers of approved/registered storage tank system equipment by the State of Florida (March 2018)
https://floridadep.gov/downloadfile/13102/6360/EQLST_2018_Mar_12.pdf
– Solmax Liners Approved by the State of Florida
Approved in the State of Florida as a liner for secondary containment over earthen substrate.
The Solmax HDPE and LLDPE Liner must be applied with a minimum of 60 mils thickness over earthen substrate.
– Rhino Linings USA Approved by the State of Florida
Approved in the State of Florida as coatings for concrete or steel secondary containment of aboveground storage tanks containing petroleum products. The Rhino Hi Chem and Rhino Extreme coatings must be applied with a minimum of 80 mils thickness over steel or concrete areas.
– Seaman Corporation Liners Approved by the State of Florida
Approved in the State of Florida as a liner for secondary containment over earthen substrate underneath a field – erected tank. The Seaman 1932 PTF Polyurethane liner must be applied with a minimum of 35 mils thickness over earthen substrate.
– GSE Liners Approved by the State of Florida
The GSE HD Liner must be applied with a minimum of 60mils thickness over earthen substrate.

Open Positions at Growing Geomembrane Sales Team
EPI is seeking enthusiastic, ambitious, organized & driven additions to our Sales Team.
(1) Sales Manager to manage Sales Dept in a fast paced environment at proven long term business.
(2) Sales Rep with well honed skills, charisma & experience to grow sales & provide solutions to current customer base while growing new ones.
(3) Business Development Manager to explore, develop & market/sell new product lines with new & existing customers.
http://www.geomembrane.com/contact-us/employment-opportunities.html

Seeking Geomembrane Technician for Expansion of Lining Operations
https://uk.linkedin.com/jobs/view/site-technician-geomembrane-at-hales-group-ltd-%28bury%29-627645044

PT Tetrasa Geosinindo (Indonesia) Seeking Sales (Civil) Engineer for Geosynthetics
https://www.jobstreet.co.id/en/job/sales-civil-engineer-code-se-2432297?fr=J

Collapsed Bridge Built Using Accelerated Bridge Construction Technique
https://uk.reuters.com/article/florida-bridge-construction/factbox-how-the-collapsed-florida-bridge-was-erected-in-six-hours-idUKL1N1QX26H

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