Landfill geosynthetics for abandoned Italian dump

February 7th, 2022

Landfill geosynthetics transform the abandoned dump near Cava De’Tirreni, Italy, into a green oasis in the heart of the Metelliana Valley. Installing landfill geosynthetics at the dump near Cava De’Tirreni, Italy. Photograph courtesy of Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. In 2018, a significant environmental recovery and securing plan began for the former municipal landfill for Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy, […]

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International Geosynthetics Society launches Young Member Competition for 12th ICG

December 9th, 2021

Colosseum Amphitheater in Rome, Italy. Photograph courtesy Ank Kumar. Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Member Committee has set in motion the prestigious Young Member Competition for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG), Sept. 17–21, 2023, in Rome, Italy. Ten of the world’s best young researchers […]

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ANDRITZ to build new production line for geotextiles for Manifattura Fontana/Sioen

March 2nd, 2018

On March 1, 2018, ANDRITZ Group of Graz, Austria, announced it will build a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles for Manifattura Fontana of Valstagna, Italy, part of the Belgian technical textile company Sioen Industries. Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018. The scope of supply includes all of the […]

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Registration open for 2018 DFI-EFFC conference in Rome

December 4th, 2017

Registration opened on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for the 2018 Deep Foundations Institute- European Federation of Foundation Contractors (DFI-EFFC) International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, June 5–8, 2018. The conference explores the challenges of upcoming urban infrastructure megaprojects and highlights modern technologies and techniques available to overcome […]

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Walking on water

September 1st, 2015

Grand scale installation artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have a long history with Italy, where the visionary couple has wrapped monuments, a medieval tower and a Roman wall in fabric. After a 40-year hiatus from the country, and the death of his wife and partner in 2009, Christo now has plans for Italy’s Lake Iseo—a modular […]

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