Geosynthetic load transfer platform for stormwater management system in Malaysia

September 6th, 2021

Installation of Mirafi HP380a over the flat thin soil layer followed by aggregate backfilling. Photograph courtesy of TenCate Geosynthetics Asia Sdn. Bhd. Climate change and human mismanagement of water resources, such as river channels and floodplains, increase flooding and erosion problems. Poor urbanization restricts floodwater flow and eventually leads to destructive flooding. Detention and retention […]

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Geomembrane freshwater bladders for eco-friendly beach resort

August 31st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax An eco beach resort in an undeveloped wilderness area in Panama needed to find a way to store fresh water (rainwater) for use during dry spells. The goal of the resort is to educate while entertaining and to reduce the impact on the environment. It was thus important to the resort […]

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Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26th, 2021

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC The University of Arizona Solar Zone at Tech Park, Tucson, Ariz. Photography courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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Constructing a refuge for healthcare staff: Geofoam backs plaza renovation

August 23rd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of InsulFoam The University of Utah, bound by mountain ranges and the city of Salt Lake City, offers one of the nation’s top academic healthcare systems. The college’s Health Business Services Building (BSB), the system’s primary administration office, houses 1,400 board-certified physicians and more than 5,000 support staff. On the perimeter of the […]

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Seattle awards Layfield with large CSPE floating cover project

August 18th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Layfield USA Corp. Layfield USA Corp. announced the award for the supply and installation of a new chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system for the Seattle Public Utilities Lake Forest Park Reservoir project in Washington State. The project is a unique and challenging double reservoir system with 60 million gallons […]

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Innovative design of sludge drying beds using geocells

August 17th, 2021

The GEOWEB 3D Stabilization System. Photograph courtesy of Presto GeoSystems Wastewater treatment facilities have long had to contend with the challenge of dewatering sludge to minimize waste and achieve overall cost-efficiency for disposal. Large-scale facilities commonly use mechanical filter presses or centrifuges to dewater sludge. This equipment is often too cumbersome and expensive for many smaller […]

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Solmax pit thermal energy storage with geosynthetics on the Tibetan Plateau

July 19th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax Tibet has an average elevation of more than 13,100 feet (4,000 m), reaching to 16,400 feet (5,000 m). At these heights, temperatures can remain below freezing all day in winter, plunging to –4°F (–20 °C). In 2018, Tibet’s first large solar thermal district heating system was designed and built at 15,000 […]

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Coastal protection solution with geotextile sand containers

July 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE Due to climate change, storm surges are becoming more frequent. The coast in the seaside resort of Lubmin, Germany, was exposed to several storm surges over a short time. In case of an additional storm surge, the existing coastal protection dune was in danger of breaking. In 2017 and 2019, a […]

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School design in New Zealand embraces sustainability

September 21st, 2020

The Green School was designed from the most organic materials available. The Green School campus in New Zealand showcases a relatively new material, Mehler Texnologies’ Lodge de Luxe membrane, a fabric often used for safari lodges. The Green School is a collaborative design developed by international and local designers, architects and engineers, according to a […]

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