VA Commonwealth Transportation Board approves $18.6 billion for transportation projects

June 30, 2017

On June 20, 2017, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The program includes $18.6 billion for transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. Projects include highway, road, bridge, …

Geosynthetics Materials Association needs your geo samples

June 29, 2017

The Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) needs samples of geosynthetics to include in binders as an educational resource. If your company can send any of the following samples, please contact GMA’s Jessica Calin at jmcalin@ifai.com for mailing instructions. CSPE, PET-reinforced geomembrane Fibrillated S-F – PP woven geotextile PP 1.0-mm geomembrane Needle-punched (Lt Wt) nonwoven geotextile Multifilament PET-woven …

AZ State Transportation Board approves 2018–2022 construction plans

On June 16, 2017, the Arizona State Transportation Board approved an annual update to the Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), which includes projects in greater Arizona and the Maricopa County (Phoenix) and Pima County (Tucson) regions. “Connectivity and reliability are crucial for an ever-expanding state highway system like …

GSI offers webinar on geosynthetic applications in the private sector

June 26, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetic Applications in the Private Sector,” on June 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. In the past, the geosynthetics industry has focused on the major application areas within transportation, environmental, and hydraulic engineering. Yet, many smaller application areas are also important and noteworthy. …

Titan Environmental joins GMA

June 22, 2017

Titan Environmental Containment of Ile des Chenes, Manitoba, Canada, has joined the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA). Titan specializes in the supply and installation of high-quality geosynthetic materials, storage tanks, and specialty civil construction products that help manage and protect the environment. Chantal Lambert is the representative to GMA. The company operates across Canada as Titan …

IGS–NA to host geohydraulics meetings

June 16, 2017

The Technical Committee on Hydraulics of the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS–NA) will host two interrelated events in New Orleans, La., Nov. 7–9, 2017, that IGS–NA says are certain to deliver compelling technical progress and serve as an educational service to the engineering and construction communities at large.    Event 1: …

ARTBA hosts state transportation funding workshop

June 15, 2017

The American Road & Transportation Association (ARTBA) hosts the workshop “State Transportation Funding Trends Explored at the 4th annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” on July 12, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. According to ARTBA editorial director Mark Holan, last year, American voters passed three quarters of more than 360 …

Ming Zhu to head Watershed’s engineering staff

June 14, 2017

In a press release issued June 14, Atlanta-based Watershed Geo announced that Dr. Ming Zhu has joined its engineering staff. Zhu will assume the role of director of engineering services, overseeing the company’s technical operations for existing products and the development of new product offerings. The press release noted that Zhu brings more than 11 …

Titan Environmental opens office in Houston and expands sales force

June 13, 2017

Titan Environmental USA announced the establishment of a new location in the Brittmoore Tanner Office Park in Houston, Texas. A grand opening celebration, which will include a crawfish boil, is planned for Friday, June 16, starting at 4:00 p.m. The company also hired two new staff members to be focused on sales and office administration. …

GSI offers webinar on predicting longevity of covered and exposed geosynthetics

June 12, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Lifetime Predictions of Covered and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on June 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. A most frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that …