Geosynthetics 2015 conference issues ‘call for proposals’

December 19, 2013

Wanted: technical session chairs, short courses, workshops The biennial geosynthetics conference organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is headed for Portland, Ore. in 2015. Geosynthetics 2015 is co-locating with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Environmental Connection conference and expo Feb. 15–18 at the Oregon Convention Center. In a widely disseminated email …

Dec. 30 deadline for EC-’14 photo contest

December 17, 2013

Send entries for judging at IECA’s annual conference in Nashville The annual conference for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)—Environmental Connection–2014— will once again feature your best jobsite photos in IECA’s annual photo contest. This contest offers an opportunity to gain visibility and share your accomplishments with the erosion and sediment control community at the …

TenCate wins 2013 Water Innovation Award

December 13, 2013

’Sand-tight geotextile’ cited by Dutch water boards “Vertical sand-tight geotextile,” an entry submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, won a 2013 Water Innovation Award in the “Dry Feet” category. A press release from award organizer waterinnovatieprijs reported that the judges described the geotextile produced by TenCate Geosynthetics as “the most innovative idea …

Geosynthetic Institute offers student fellowships

December 10, 2013

GSI currently seeking request-for-proposals The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for request-for- proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. The Dec. 9 announcement said that there are multiple awards, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a …

IECA’s early-bird pricing ends Dec. 13

December 6, 2013

Environmental Connection-’14 Feb. 25-28 in Nashville The International Erosion Control Association’s early-bird pricing for its Environmental Connection 2014 conference and expo ends Friday, Dec. 13. View EC-’14 pricing information here. Also, until Feb. 5 IECA has a special room rate of $159 plus tax per night at the host hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort. This …

New installation guidelines from FGI/IAGI

December 5, 2013

For factory-fabricated lightweight geomembranes The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) have collaborated to produce Guidelines for Installation of: Factory Fabricated Lightweight <0.64mm (25 mil) Thickness. The guidelines are arranged in four parts: 1. General: Guideline scope, references, submittals 2. Products: Geomembrane materials, quality control, geomembrane arrival at project …