AASHTO highlights need for infrastructure plan that also fixes trust fund

May 30, 2017

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) called on Congress and the Trump administration to enact a major transportation investment program this year, one that channels federal funds through existing programs and includes a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund, according to the AASHTO Journal. Chief executives from state departments …

Minnesota plans $1 billion in 2017 infrastructure projects

May 26, 2017

Minnesota transportation commissioner Charlie Zelle announced $1 billion in state road and bridge projects this year. According to the Zelle, the 211 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists, and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “The …

ESI welcomes David Nolting as corporate health and safety manager

May 24, 2017

Environmental Specialties, Inc. (ESI) of Baton Rouge, La., a major installer of geosynthetics, welcomed David Nolting to the company as corporate health and safety manager. “We created this new position because it continues to demonstrate our deep commitment to lead with safety in every aspect of our business,” stated ESI president Mark Dillon. “David has …

HUESKER opens production facility in Russia

May 23, 2017

HUESKER Russia inaugurated its first production site in Russia on March 29, 2017, in the town of Klin, 80 km northwest of Moscow. “We believe there is even greater potential for our products and system solutions in the Russian market,” HUESKER Group managing director Dr. F.- Hans Grandin said. “Particularly in the roads and pavements segment, but also …

GSI offers webinar on uses for abandoned/closed landfills

May 22, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Beneficial Uses of Abandoned and/or Closed Landfills,” on May 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. There are currently about 7,000 closed and/or abandoned landfills in America and countless others around the world. They invariably stand as fenced-off monuments to our waste-disposal practice and …

GMA releases video of Koerner lecture

May 19, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) released a video of Dr. George Koerner delivering the first lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in Orlando, Fla., in March. The lecture, entitled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” can be viewed online at http://ow.ly/XFPK30bSdVy. Established by GMA in 2016, the …

Tensar increases capacity at Morrow, Ga. plant

May 18, 2017

Tensar International is increasing capacity 35% at its Morrow, GA, geogrid manufacturing facility. Significant growth of Tensar’s TriAx line of geogrid products, and customer requests for new variants of the product has also prompted Tensar’s further investment in research and development capabilities at the Morrow plant. Tensar’s Morrow facility is enhancing its R&D rapid-prototyping capabilities …

Officials break ground on research and technology park near FAA technical center

May 16, 2017

Construction began May 15, 2017, on the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park adjacent to the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The first building will be a 66,000-square-foot facility that will feature high-speed connectivity to the FAA technical center laboratories, state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms, and a rooftop lounge. …

2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting Call for papers now open

May 12, 2017

TRB standing committees have issued calls for papers for the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C, and/or the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). The deadline to submit papers to be considered for the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting and TRR is August 1, 2017. Papers must be …

Raven announces resignation of board member Heather Wilson

May 11, 2017

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries announced in a May 9 press release that Heather Wilson has resigned from its board of directors effective immediately. Wilson was recently confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force. “Heather brought a useful perspective to the board with her range of experiences and knowledge on a variety of …