10ICG Call for Papers: Deadline is May 15

March 25, 2013

Technical presentations sought for 2014 conference in Berlin The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) is now inviting abstracts for papers describing the use of geosynthetic materials in the topics below. The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 15, 2013. Follow this link for: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Conference themes include: Green Engineering, Sustainability, and Durability with …

New PRS product manager

March 22, 2013

Kevin McIlvaine joins geocell firm PRS-Neoweb announced in March 20 press release that Kevin McIlvaine has joined the geocell company as its North American product manager. McIlvaine brings to this job more than 15 years of experience in the geotechnical/geosynthetics industry. The release also noted that PRS has seen increasing activity in the Canadian market, …

Hayward Baker acquires Geo-Foundations Contractors

Acquisition underscores heightened business focus in Canadian geotechnical construction Hayward Baker announced in a March 19 press release that it has acquired Geo-Foundations Contractors Inc., a Canadian-based specialty geotechnical construction firm. Geo-Foundations is now a subsidiary of Hayward Baker Canada Ltd., according to the release. The entity retains the Geo-Foundations name. Todd Edmunds, the founder …

2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

March 21, 2013

ASCE’s analysis finds investment and innovative solutions led to improvements in six sectors since 2009 Reston, Va.-based American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s infrastructure across 16 sectors. Updated once every four years, this year’s Report Card found that the cumulative …

IECA call for presentations

March 20, 2013

Contributions sought for EC-’14 in Nashville The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is currently accepting submissions for its annual Environmental Connection conference and exhibition. The 2014 event is Feb. 25-28 in Nashville, Tenn. Presenting for IECA gives you the ability to share insights and content with peers, enhance your professional development, learn from your colleagues, …

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs

March 19, 2013

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs Company’s first iPad app focuses specifically on design software A new app from TenCate Geosynthetics Americas is described in a March 14 press release as an assist for engineers in flexible pavement design, while concurrently demonstrating the …

Webinars, webinars, and more webinars

March 18, 2013

By Bob Koerner As many of you know, GSI has been presenting webinars on behalf of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for several years. There are currently seven geosynthetics topics and they have been well-received, with from 10–45 organizations (each with multiple participants) online for these presentations. That said, these webinars appear to …

SHRP 2 now accepting applications

March 11, 2013

Strategic Highway Research Program features geosynthetic materials The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are accepting applications for the new SHRP 2 Solutions Implementation Assistance Program. This initiative will help transportation agencies begin deploying products developed under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). See January/February …