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IAGI Announces 2013 Installation Winners





The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) is a non-profit geotechnical professional association that provides a forum for geosynthetic installers. Their goal is to advance installation and construction techniques, as well as communication within the industry.
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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) has announced the 2013 IAGI Installation Award winners, which were presented during a special reception at Geosynthetics 2013. The awards recognize IAGI members who make significant contributions to the field of geosynthetics installation.

"Geosynthetic technologies have become fully integrated throughout the larger, global geotechnical and civil infrastructure," said IAGI President Todd Harman. "But they require special knowledge not only from the manufacturing and design side of the field. Experienced installers and the tools they utilize are how good designs and great materials become exceptional projects. This year's award winners exemplify that truth."

The 2013 Award Winners:

Award of Excellence went to American Environmental Group, LLC (Richfield, Ohio, USA) for their work on the Hickory Ridge Exposed Geomembrane Solar Cap. This project featured state-of-the-art installation on a 45-acre closure system that included 10 acres of thin-film solar panels. The site is the world's largest solar energy landfill closure. The solar energy cover generates greater than 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to supply electricity to approximately 224 homes.

Extreme Project Award went to Iridex Group Plastic (Voluntari, ILFDV, Romania) for their work on the Voineasa Ski Mountain Resort Infrastructure - MIOARELE Water Reservoir. The challenges the installer faced in completing this job included the job site location, bad weather and a very short 27-day deadline. The project is located at the top of a mountain and no direct access road existed. This project had to be installed around bad weather that included subzero temperatures, freezing rain, windy days and an occasional blizzard.

Innovative Project Award went to Atlantic Lining Company, Inc. (Jobstown, New Jersey, USA) for their work on the Cherry Island Lateral Expansion. Atlantic Lining had to be innovative in the methods of installing a geomembrane and geosynthetic clay liner and drainage composite when access to the site was only a 30-foot berm, which made for limited staging of equipment and materials. The access area was limited because the owner needed to enlarge the landfill footprint as close as possible to property lines bordering the Delaware River.

Small Project Award went to Pondco Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand) for their work on the Dairy Farm Effluent Compliance Ponds. The dairy farms are in Waikato, Bay of Plenty areas. Runoff from these farms has seriously affected the health and life of the Waikato River. For farmers, compliance was a huge problem and there were not industry standards to guide them. Pondco Ltd came up with a design they called the "Centroid" to solve these issues and now farmers can cost effectively comply with the effluent requirements.

For more information about the IAGI, please visit iagi.org

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