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PRODUCE SHOWCASES – 20 minutes each

AGRU Closure Solutions|
Bill Urchik, Agru America
AGRU offers a portfolio of closure solution options which are tailored to meet specific project site conditions to offer optimal performance while keeping cost to a minimum. Technical aspects of Closureturf® and AGRU Integrated Drainage System (IDS) will be highlighted along with a review of project case histories utilizing these closure solutions.

Resurfacing I-65 with a Sustainable Geosynthetic Interlayer
Todd Julian, Propex
A section of Interstate 65 near Indianapolis, IN required resurfacing due to cracking from heavy traffic loading. The roadway included asphalt concrete layers over an underlying jointed concrete pavement. The project engineers originally considered a mill and fill operation to replace the deteriorated pavement with the same five inches of new asphalt concrete. Recognizing that using traditional replacement methods would yield short-term results, Indiana DOT (INDOT) looked for an option that would extend the lifetime performance of the road. INDOT selected PETROMAT® Enviro™, a fully millable and recyclable AASHTO M288 Type II paving fabric interlayer containing no fiberglass.

LiteEarth™ – Erosion and Maintenance Free Capping
Adam Maskal, Solmax
Solmax’s fully anchored LiteEarth™ capping system enables you to cap environmentally sensitive basins where erosion and soil instability make it difficult to install and operate traditional capping systems. Where traditional systems require significant design considerations and maintenance to avoid erosion of the cover, our LiteEarth™ system shines. The LiteEarth™ capping system is the only monolithic geosynthetic system, which means that there is no granular ballast to maintain. LiteEarth™ is made of a 40-mil LLDPE Series geomembrane laminated to synthetic grass and is installed using permanent engineered earth anchors.

Mirafi® H2Ri – Providing Separation, Filtration, Confinement, Reinforcement and Enhanced Lateral Drainage to Your Roadways
René Laprade, P. E., TenCate
Join us as we discuss the number one cause of damage to roadways and how to mitigate these issues while increasing performance longevity with Mirafi® H2Ri. We will show you the features of this unique moisture management system and demonstrate how to quantify the benefits in roadway designs. Also, we will review Case Studies from various DOT projects where significant financial cost savings and improved performance were proven by incorporating Mirafi® H2Ri.

HUESKER 30 Years of Ideas. Engineers. Innovations.
Trevor Walker, HUESKER
HUESKER established its North American Headquarters in 1991.  2021 marks its 30th anniversary of providing technical textiles into the market.  HUESKER welcomes you to join them as we take a step back and look at 30 years of Ideas, Engineers and Innovations.  Learn about HUESKER’s key project case histories and innovative products developed over the last 30 years.  We look forward to celebrating with all of you.

In-house production of Geomembranes
Jeff Sponseller, Miller Weldmaster
A discussion about the numerous advantages of bringing your geomembrane production in-house, hosted by industry veteran Jeff Sponseller.

Determining Geosynthetic Value Using TensarApp 
The award-winning TensarApp provides an enhanced experience to engineers, contractors and owners in determining the value of using geosynthetics on their projects. The recently launched, web-based platform will be demonstrated, including popular new features requested by customers.

Fence Foundation Consideration for SRW
Craig Bell, Strata Systems
Designing fences on top of segmental retaining walls can be difficult, especially since there are multiple parties involved. Who is responsible? How do you interpret the code? This presentation will explain code compliance for fences on top of segmental retaining walls, explore design options, and highlight the patented pre-engineered fence anchoring solution, Sleeve-It®.

Enhanced Solution to Mitigate Toxic Gas and Odors using Drainage Geocomposites
Stephan Fourmont, Texel Technical Materials, Inc.
The purpose of this session is to describe the ability of drainage geocomposites to effectively collect gas through several applications like:

  • Sub-slab Depressurization Systems (toxic gas, radon collection under buildings)
  • Landfill Covers (LFG collection on temporary or final covers)

One of the challenges in designing a gas collection system is the limitation of the head loses. Multi-linear drainage geocomposites like Draintube, used in conjunction with dedicated connection tools, limit those head loses and provide a large zone of influence. The design of the product is function of the shape of the project, the amount and type of gas, and the applied negative pressure in the system (in case of active extraction).

ROUND TABLES – 1 hour each

Tenax 3D Triplanar Geogrids
Michael Schneider, Tenax
Introduction to the latest Tenax enhanced biaxial geogrid used for base reinforcement/subgrade stabilization in Flexible pavement and unpaved road applications.

Custom Designed Geomembranes for Site Specific Conditions
Luis Burgos,Atarfil
Every project encounters dissimilar site conditions that affect geomembrane performance differently. Whether it\s high levels of VOC\s, advanced UV exposure, inclement weather or complex installation details, Atarfil recognizes that standard products don\t always address the complexities of your project. There is a need for higher standards and products within the industry for safe containment applications custom design a geomembrane solution for your project and give you the confidence to know that the operational life or your liner will not be compromised, saving time and money.

Embankments with Basal Reinforcement: Research, Design and Construction
Lilma Schimmel, HUESKER
An open discussion among experts on the subject, focusing on the required reinforcement parameters for achieving the desired performance.

Overview of RhinoSkin® (Woven Coated PE Geomembranes) and RhinoMat® (Reinforced Composite PE Geomembranes)
James Cottle, Owens Corning
We will discuss our products within the RhinoSkin and RhinoMat portfolios, their performance characteristics, most common applications and how they are manufactured, fabricated and installed. We will also highlight a few case studies that demonstrate the benefits of fabricated geomembranes.

Refined Waste Cell Capping Approaches in Response to Limited Borrow Soil Availability, Unplanned Maintenance and Erosion During Storm Events
Adam Maskal, Solmax
Caps are a crucial part of a solid waste cell’s lifecycle – preventing contaminated discharge to underlying groundwater and soil by preventing infiltration into a waste mass from above. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) includes standard technical guidance for solid waste caps that has worked well for years on many sites. But the standard US EPA approach can be challenging when quantities of the right high quality borrow soils are limited, and erosion has been created challenges with sand infill on many synthetic grass system projects.
Synthetic Grass systems offer a visually appealing manufactured alternative to the standard USEPA prescriptive standard, eliminating issues with climate and suitable topsoil availability. However, erosion during storm events has created challenges when sand infill is used to ballast synthetic grass on installations over typical solid waste cell geometry.
Speakers in this session will discuss soil availability issues, issues with vegetation establishment, required and additional functions of landfill caps, wind uplift mechanics, wind-driven soil erosion mechanics, synthetic turf blade fiber types, and assimilating all these considerations into a novel composite capping system that eliminates erosion and greatly reduces maintenance when compared to any previously available system.