In wake of violence, EuroGeo6 to relocate from Istanbul

June 30, 2016

The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo6) is relocating from Istanbul, Turkey. In the wake of ongoing terrorism in Turkey, most notably the June 28 suicide bombings at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the conference chairman announced that the quadrennial event will relocate to another site. The dates for the conference remain the same: September 25–28, …

An invitation letter to the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics

Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG), which will be held in Seoul, Korea, from September 16–21, 2018. The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS) will have the privilege of hosting 11ICG in Korea, and plans …

Annalora joins Leister’s U.S. geosynthetics division

June 29, 2016

In a June 27 press release, Leister Technologies announced the addition of Bob Annalora to its U.S.-based team. Annalora joins Leister as product specialist for the company’s geosynthetics division serving the North America market. The release said that, with more than 20 years in the geosynthetics industry, Annalora is tasked with the expansion of Leister’s …

Brawler prepares for 18 GAI–LAP accreditations

June 28, 2016

Houston-based Brawler Industries announced in a press release last week that the company is in the process of being certified by the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute’s (GAI) Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) for 18 product tests regularly performed in Brawler’s Houston-area labs. The certifications will allow Brawler, a manufacturer and fabricator of industrial liners, to meet the …

Deadline extended—July 7— for 2016 International Achievement Awards

June 27, 2016

Recognizing excellence in industrial fabrics design The revised deadline for registration is Thursday, July 7 With 42 categories, from end products to technical textile applications, the 69th Annual International Achievement Awards honor and acknowledge aptitude and fine craftsmanship within the specialty fabrics industry. IAA entries featured in print, online IAA winners in the “Geosynthetic Projects” …

EuroGeo6 Preview

June 24, 2016

September 25-28, 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia Managing Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting During Geomembrane Installation ABSTRACT: There have recently been a number of geomembrane liner installation projects involving ponds and dams where concern has been expressed about the occurrence of bridging, wrinkles, wind uplift, and associated ballasting. For instance most liner installation projects state that there shall …

Beaulieu & Manifattura contributed geosynthetics for Panama Canal expansion

June 23, 2016

In a June 22 press release, Belgium-based Beaulieu Fibres International described how it delivered watertight support to Italy’s Manifattura Fontana S.p.A. (Sioen Group) for manufacturing geosynthetic materials installed in the Panama Canal expansion project. The massive engineering feat, which doubled the waterway’s capacity, was celebrated during inauguration festivities June 26. The press release noted that …

Coal ash forum July 21–22 in Charlotte

June 22, 2016

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) are partnering to produce the Coal Ash Management Forum July 21–22 in Charlotte, N.C. The organizers state that the purpose of this event is to provide a forum where utility and waste management sectors can share ideas, research, operations strategies, …

Industry news and notes from TRI

June 21, 2016

In its June 2016 letter to customers and industry partners, TRI noted a number of company updates: Shawn Hutcherson, P.E., has joined TRI’s Geotechnical and Interaction Division (GID) as a senior engineer. He will be the principal point of contact for traditional geotechnical testing. Hutcherson will work with Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E., Ph.D., the division …

GMA announces biennial Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 17, 2016

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced a biennial award and lecture series named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, founding director and now director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. The inaugural award recipient will be announced this summer and will deliver the first Koerner Lecture at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, to be held in Orlando, Florida …