FGI announces new officers and board of directors

May 31, 2013

Layfield’s Andrew Mills is new president. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) announced in a May 30 press release its new officers and board of directors elected during its biennial membership meeting in Long Beach, Calif. April 3, 2013. The meeting was attended by 42 people and was held in conjunction with the Geosynthetics2013 conference organized …

Congressmen Lipinski, Grimm create public transportation caucus

May 29, 2013

Congressmen Lipinski, Grimm create public transportation caucus Bipartisan caucus will provide a forum to discuss infrastructure challenges and needs. U.S. Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) have formed the Congressional Public Transportation Caucus, aimed at addressing U.S. public transportation systems, including rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and traditional bus service. The bipartisan …

Geosynthetics info provided to Virginia transportation officials

May 24, 2013

Fred Chuck outlined the benefits of geosynthetic materials Fred Chuck, representing the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), provided information regarding the use of geosynthetic materials in roadway applications before a hearing of the Virginia Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability (VaJCTA) on Monday, May 20. His testimony included: an overview of geosynthetic products and applications. the life …

Updates for 10ICG in Berlin

May 20, 2013

Call for papers extended to July 31, submission guidelines and conference themes described The deadline for abstracts for the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) has been extended to July 31, 2013. 10ICG in Berlin, Germany, is scheduled for Sept. 21–25, 2014. Submission guidelines The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2013. All …

North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) biennial meeting

May 17, 2013

Geosynthetics 2013—Long Beach, Calif.—April 2, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by outgoing NAGS president, Dean Sandri. There were 20 in attendance. A brief overview of NAGS was given. NAGS is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society made up of individual members whose mission is: “To provide leadership in advancing …

TenCate completes RSi geotextile series

May 16, 2013

New woven geosynthetic product is RS280i. In a May 16 press release, TenCate Geosynthetics Americas announced its third patent pending geosynthetic for road and railway reinforcement—TenCate Mirafi RS280i. The release noted that this woven geotextile completes the Mirafi RSi series of geosynthetics for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization, preceded by RS580i in 2010 and RS380i …

Get ready for SHRP2 Tuesdays

Transportation webinars start on May 21. Mark your calendar now for SHRP2 Tuesdays. A May 15 press release from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said that starting May 21, and continuing throughout the year, the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) will sponsor a new webinar series scheduled primarily for the first and third Tuesday …

SWEMA to provide Clean Water Act guidance

May 15, 2013

Stormwater outreach programs, maintenance agreements. The board of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced in a May 14 press release that the organization’s 2013–2014 initiatives will focus on expanding its outreach program to help communities attain the goals of the Clean Water Act. “SWEMA seeks to provide scientifically based technical guidance to help government …

Geomembrane stress cracking tracking

May 14, 2013

Participate in this survey for Dr. Ian Peggs. The intended use of this survey is exclusively for a general interest paper for submission to the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) and is not for any paid consulting project. 10ICG is Sept. 21–25, 2014, in Berlin Germany. Please complete this survey for each individual project …

NAUE to close U.S. office

May 10, 2013

May 2 letter announces Dec. 31 closing and liquidation. To Our Business Partners, Following our most recent global corporate strategy meetings, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG has decided to realign its international sales territory in regards to the U.S. market. Effective 31 December 2013, the company will formally close its NAUE America office and shift …