May 31: National Dam Safety Awareness Day

May 31, 2016

In a press release issued on Friday, May 27, five national organizations—the Deep Foundations Institute, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the National Hydropower Association, the U.S. Society on Dams, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)—called to attention the commemoration of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on Monday, May 31. The release …

Coal Ash Asia 2016: Sept. 23–26

May 26, 2016

Coal Ash Asia 2016 will be held Sept. 23-26, in Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, China. The Coal Ash Asia conference and trade show includes more than 700 participants from industry, academia, and government for three days of technical sessions, seminars, trade show exhibits, and business meetings. CAA2016 will focus on technical innovations, market developments, and commercial …

Call for abstracts²: IECA (May 31) & WOCA (Nov. 7)

May 24, 2016

The annual Environmental Connection (EC) conference and trade show organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the biennial World of Coal Ash (WOCA) event are both currently calling for abstracts. EC 2017 will be held Feb. 21–24, 2017, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Its call for abstracts deadline is May 31, …

Unlined N.H. landfill now producing contaminants

May 19, 2016

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced this week that it has received draft results for groundwater samples collected at the former Merrimack Town Landfill that showed elevated concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The former Merrimack Town Landfill property consists of two unlined landfills, totaling 25 acres, near the current Merrimack transfer station …

TenCate promotes two at its Georgia locations

May 18, 2016

Pendergrass Ga.-based TenCate Geosynthetics announced in a May 18 press release the promotions of Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin. Both have been with TenCate for more than 15 years. Wilbanks, most recently a group quality manager, has been promoted to director of product management. The release said that Wilbanks will coordinate with TenCate’s senior product …

Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award call for entries

May 16, 2016

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Innovation Award. Each year, the IFF honors projects created by those who pace the industry of tomorrow. IFF encourages companies to submit their projects so they can inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and act as catalysts for the next great innovations. …

Infrastructure Week, May 16-23, 2016

Across America: 60+ events nationwide, 150 organizations, seven days to tell America why, and how, infrastructure matters. Infrastructure Week is a national week of events, education, and advocacy efforts to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting all Americans. The 2016 theme in 2016—“Infrastructure Matters”—tells the story of what infrastructure means to Americans. It matters, …

Dam Safety conference Sept. 11-15 in Philadelphia

May 13, 2016

Registration is now open for Dam Safety 2016 in Philadelphia. The annual event is billed as one of the leading conferences in the United States dedicated to dam and levee safety engineering and technology transfer. Register now through the ASDSO Portal or download the Dam Safety 2016 registration form. Dam Safety 2016 will feature more …

Specification change: ASTM D6364 for drainage materials

May 9, 2016

The specification ASTM D1621 will change in the next issue of the Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide (December 2016/January 2017). The change is from: Compressive Strength at yield per ASTM D1621 kPa (psi) To: Compressive Strength at yield per ASTM D6364 units kPa (psi) For a complete explanation, read this column from the Geosynthetic Institute.

Fleischmann receives GMA award

May 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) was the recipient last week of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Leadership Award. Presented April 27 during GMA’s spring Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, Fleischmann was cited as a “friend of the geosynthetics industry” for his efforts to include geosynthetics language in the far-reaching transportation bill that was signed by …