Lothspeich joins Thrace as Director of Engineering–Geosynthetics

October 31, 2016

The Athens, Greece-based Thrace Group announced in an Oct. 28 press release that it has added Steve Lothspeich to its North American staff as director of engineering–geosynthetics. The release said that Lothspeich will support current and future anticipated growth of Thrace Group geosynthetics in the U.S. marketplace. His previous positions include technical director, and later …

IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry’s show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and awards recognizing industry achievement. “We …

Nov. 8 ASDSO webinar

October 28, 2016

Intro to tailings dam and coal ash impoundment design, construction and monitoring: What can go wrong and right? 12 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, Nov.8 A large difference between water storage dams versus tailings dams and coal ash impoundments is that these industrial structures are always under construction. This provides the opportunity to optimize design and construction, …

New technical manager at Solmax

October 27, 2016

In an Oct. 26 press release, Montreal, Canada-based Solmax International Inc. announced its hiring of a new technical manager, Doyin Adesokan, B. Eng. MSc. Adesokan has worked in Africa, Europe, and North America and she is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. She has previously worked at TetraTech EBA Canada, SNC Lavalin …

Registration now open for TRI’s CQA training week

In an introduction to the 2016 edition of its training classes, TRI noted: “CQA experts working with geosynthetics have contributed substantially to better waste management, mining, and energy installations. But more engineering firms are needed in this sector; substantial growth remains.” The December 6–9, 2016, CQA training courses and certification opportunities will again be conducted …

Fox receives award for best paper from Geosynthetics International

October 26, 2016

An Oct. 25 press release issued by Penn State announced that Patrick Fox, the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, is the 2015 recipient of the Best Paper Award for the journal Geosynthetics International. Fox, along with Timothy Stark, a professor …

GMA’s Gardner named ‘Outstanding Volunteer’

October 25, 2016

Keith Gardner, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Toccoa, Ga.-based Crown Resources, was recognized last week as a recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Award. The award was presented by the leadership of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Oct. 18 during its annual Expo held last week in Charlotte, N.C. Gardner was nominated …

IFAI announces International Achievement Award winners

October 20, 2016

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has awarded seven 2016 Best in Category International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications at the 2016 IFAI Expo. IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas, held this year at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. For more than …

WasteExpo’17 headed back to New Orleans

October 18, 2016

In a press release issued this week, organizers announced that WasteExpo 2017 will be held once again in New Orleans, May 8–11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. So what can you expect at WasteExpo 2017? Technology and innovation will be front-and-center throughout the show floor and in the conference program, with insights on …

StormCon 2017 seeking abstracts

October 17, 2016

The next edition of the annual StormCon show is now soliciting abstracts for its 2017 event—StormCon 2017 August 27–31 in Seattle. Conference organizers are encouraging solutions and technical expertise within the following stormwater areas: Best management practices Green infrastructure Stormwater management Water quality Advanced research topics Industrial stormwater The StormCon 2017 deadline for abstracts is …