Member Spotlight: May

CDI is the western United States’ largest Geomembrane Liner and Erosion Control products installer. Since 1994, CDI has successfully installed HDPE, LLDPE, PVC, fPP, rPE and EIA liners, related geosynthetic materials and erosion control products. CDI mobilizes over 100 specialty-trained field personnel to install liners and erosion control products every day. Looking for the west’s best turn-key, environmental contractor? Contact CDI today: 800.525.2424 or


Geosynthetics 2015 to be held in February

FGI is pleased to be a cooperating organization for the Geosynthetics 2015conference. Geo-technical professionals will unite at Geosynthetics 2015 to explore, learn and share developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. This event will be held on February 15 – 18, 2015 in Portland, OR, USA. This conference will be co-located with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) show.

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Oil and Gas: Updated Guidance, Increased Coordination, and Comprehensive Data Could Improve BLM’s Management and Oversight

Federal and state regulatory agencies manage and oversee the development of federal and Indian oil and gas resources by issuing rules and guidance, reviewing drilling applications, and inspecting wells to ensure compliance with environmental, safety, and other regulations.  GAO was asked to review oversight of federal and Indian oil and gas resources.  GAO recommends that, among other things, BLM ensure that its rules governing oil and gas development are consistent with technological advances, improve coordination of inspections with states, and improve the timeliness of revenue sharing agreement reviews. In commenting on a draft of this report, BLM agreed with GAO’s recommendations.

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Geosynthetics in Transportation Applications Article

Geosynthetic materials can decrease project costs and project time; increase design life, stability, and range of acceptable borrow material; and improve performance.  Applications addressed in this article include:  deicing pads, load transform platforms, moisture barriers, underground stormwater management chambers, pavement separators, and tunnel liners.

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