Cantore, Zeller: Keynoters for EC-’17

November 30, 2016

Cantore, Zeller: Keynoters for EC-’17 “Is the Sky Falling?” is the title of the opening keynote by Jim Cantore at the 2017 edition of the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection-’17 conference in Atlanta, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Cantore, the well-known meteorologist with the Weather Channel, will discuss changes in weather patterns, predictions for the …

In Memoriam

November 29, 2016

Kathy Brazeau ‘Bentomat Queen’ Kathleen (Kathy) Brazeau of Palos Heights, Ill., passed away at age 59 on Sept. 15, 2016. Kathy worked for CETCO in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for more than 22 years as a production/logistics/customer service coordinator. A well-known fixture and highly regarded within the geosynthetics industry, she was affectionately known as the “Bentomat Queen.” …

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 early registration rates end Dec. 16

November 23, 2016

Register now for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017. Geotechnical Frontiers is co-organized with ASCE’s Geo-Institute, and is a merging of the annual G-I Geo-Congress and the biennial GMA Geosynthetics conference. Early bird registration rates apply until Dec. 16, 2016. This event will include 8 short courses, more than 350 paper presentations, 9 panel discussions, and 2 training …

Registration open for containment & welding course

November 22, 2016

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), in conjunction with TRI/Environmental, is offering a Feb. 21 short course, “Current Advances and Trends in Containment & Welding Technologies.” Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: TRI/Environmental 9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, Texas  78733 Earn: 8 professional development hours (PDHs) Instructors:  Timothy Stark (University of Illinois), Sam Allan (TRI/Environmental), Andrew …

Drowning in lined liquid waste pond

November 21, 2016

According to a press release issued by the WorkSafe Division of the Western Australia Department of Commerce, a person engaged to assist with the day-to-day activities at a septic liquid waste pond facility drowned when he slipped into one of the ponds. On the day of the incident, the man was required to manually stop …

Geosynthetics wins two awards

November 18, 2016

On Nov. 10, 2016, the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association held its annual Excellence Awards Gala. The event features magazines published in Minnesota and provides an opportunity to recognize editors and graphic designers. Of the 12 entries submitted by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) publications, nine won awards—two gold, one silver, and six bronze. Geosynthetics …

11ICG call for proposals

November 17, 2016

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG), which will be held in Seoul, Korea, Sept. 16–21, 2018, will provide all participants a platform for a meaningful academic, professional, social, and cultural experiences. Under the theme “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development,” the 11ICG will cover diverse disciplines of geosynthetics from fundamentals to applications. Considering the …

Instrumentation and monitoring of GRS–IBS bridge

November 16, 2016

76-page “Rustic Road Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS)–Integrated Bridge System (IBS)” prepared for the Missouri Department of Transportation by Andrew Boeckmann, Eric Lindsey, Sam Runge, and J. Erik Loehr (University of Missouri Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) The Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is a technology developed and promoted by the Federal …

GMA lobbyist, Whitmer, on Trump’s transition team

November 14, 2016

News reports from Washington, D.C., confirm that Martin Whitmer from the firm Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) is on the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump. Whitmer is a founding partner of Whitmer & Worrall LLC, a government relations and strategic consulting firm headquartered in D.C. Experts on transportation and environmental issues, Whitmer, and his colleagues, …

Call for nominations: IGS-NA Board of Directors

November 11, 2016

The mission of the North American chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials. To advance that mission, IGS-NA president, John Henderson, has initiated a Call for Nominations for the upcoming election of members to serve …