IFAI announces 2012 International Achievement Award winners
Flint, TenCate cited for geosynthetics projects
GeosyntheticsMagazine.com | November 8, 2012
In a Nov. 7 press release from its annual Expo, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of its 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The awards were presented Nov. 7 at IFAI’s Expo Americas 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
In the IAA geosynthetic projects category, Flint Industries (Metter, Ga.) received the Award of Excellence and TenCate Geosynthetics (Pendergrass, Ga.) received an Outstanding Achievement Award (see below). Both projects will be featured in the February/March 2013 issue of Geosynthetics magazine.
The press release said that IFAI received a total of 335 entries from 14 countries that were submitted for 30 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness, and function. Judges included industry experts, architects, educators, and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.
All entries received recognition at the 2012 IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. For more than six decades, the IAAs have recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry. The goal of IAA is to promote awareness of specialty fabrics that are used in thousands of products and applications worldwide.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, a not-for-profit trade association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Roseville, Minn.-based IFAI is the largest and longest-running textile trade organization in the world. Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, IFAI publishes six market-specific magazines in print and online, organizes industry events such as the annual IFAI Expo and biennial Geosynthetics conferences, and supports the growth of nearly 2,000 member companies in 54 countries.
2012 IAA Award of Excellence
Metter, Ga., USA
Project: West Ship Island north shore restoration
2012 IAA Outstanding Achievement Award
Pendergrass, Ga., USA
Project: Transformation of wastewater impoundment into Qingjing Lake at Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City