New ASTM method aids use, evolution of geotextile bag technology

February 28, 2012

A new ASTM International test method that provides standardization for a long-used test will aid in the use and evolution of geotextile bag technology, according to a Feb. 24 ASTM press release. The release said that the new standard, ASTM D7701, “Test Method for Determining the Flow Rate of Water and Suspended Soils from a …

Short courses set for GeoAmericas

February 24, 2012

GeoAmericas-2012 pre-conference short and long courses are May 1, 2012. Registration for these courses is separate from conference registration. Please make sure to sign up early as space in these courses is limited. Please review the course descriptions below to learn more! Geosynthetic Reinforced Walls and SlopesBy Dr. Dov LeshchinskyDuration: 7 hours Geosynthetics were accepted …

International symposium: geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures

February 21, 2012

“Design and practice of geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures” Oct. 14–16, 2013, in Bologna, Italy Call for abstracts This international symposium is held to honor the research achievements of Prof. Dov Leshchinsky, a world-renowned researcher and educator on reinforced soils and professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of Delaware for more than 30 years. The symposium …

Cazzuffi elected chairman of standardization committee

February 20, 2012

Cazzuffi elected chairman of standardization committee Daniele Cazzuffi has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of the European Committee for Standardization on Geosynthetics (CEN TC 189). The vote in January 2012 for terms 2012–2014 included all standardization bodies of the 27 countries belonging to CEN. The CEN Technical Committee 189 was founded in …

Geo-’13 conference call for abstracts

February 17, 2012

Geo–’13 conference call for abstracts The theme of Geosynthetics 2013 is Water & Energy Challenges. The conference in Long Beach April 1–4, 2013, will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and paper presentations. Official call This official “Call for Abstracts” is issued to create a comprehensive, varied and educational Technical …

Brent Nussbaum is new sales engineer at MW

February 16, 2012

Brent Nussbaum is new sales engineer at MW Miller Weldmaster (MW), manufacturer of heat-sealing technology services and machinery for the industrial welding fabrics and thermoplastics markets, named Brent Nussbaum its applications sales engineer, the company announced in a Feb. 15 press release. In his new role, Nussbaum will support the MW international distributor sales channels …

Overlay project wins Michigan award

February 15, 2012

Overlay project wins Michigan award TenCate’s geotextile interlayer cited by concrete association A road construction project in suburban Detroit that incorporated a geotextile fabric interlayer was recently recognized by the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA). The Little Mack concrete overlay was completed in St. Clair Shores, Mich. from 10 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road. The …

2012 Geosynthetic Materials Association Member Scholarship now available

2012 Geosynthetic Materials Association Member Scholarship now available Deadline for submission: May 18, 2012 The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced in a Feb. 13 press release a new Member Scholarship award that provides tuition expenses at an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, community service, …

2012 IFF Innovation Award competition begins: deadline July 12

February 14, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) launched the competition for the 2012 IFF Innovation Award in a Feb. 13 press release. IFF director Ruth Stephens said, “Innovation is at the heart of a dynamic specialty fabrics industry, and the IFF Innovation Award encourages invention.” The IFF Innovation Award was designed to inspire and reward companies from …

Craig Benson elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 13, 2012

Craig Benson, Ph.D., P.E., a professor of civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and well-known contributor in the geosynthetics community, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The NAE elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, it announced in a Feb. 9 press release. Benson, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, director of …