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Three geo projects honored with International Achievement Awards

November 2nd, 2010 / By: / Industry News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the winners of its 2010 International Achievement Awards for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The award ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29.

Three companies were recognized for outstanding achievement using geosynthetic products:

Award of Excellence
TenCate Geosynthetics
Pendergrass, Ga., USA
Incheon Bridge project with geotextile tube application

Outstanding Achievement Award
ML Ingenieria
Mexico City, Mexico
Vehicular bridge abutments with vegetated finish

Outstanding Achievement Award
Geo-Synthetics LLC
Waukesha, Wis., USA
La Crosse Municipal Airport taxiway extension

The Incheon Bridge project in Korea used alomost 9 miles of geotextile tubes for reclamation dikes in the construction of the fifth-longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

The Mexico bridge project used geotextiles, geogrids, and geocells to connected a crucial segment of new highway construction in Veracruz near the Gulf of Mexico.

In La Crosse, Wis., the city’s airport project involved an innovative use of geotextile tubes and geogrids to expand the facility’s taxiways.

All three projects will be featured in the February/March 2011 issue of Geosynthetics magazine.

For more than six decades, the IAAs have recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry, with 2010 marking the 63rd annual IAA competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness, and function.

The IAA competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics marketplace.

Source: IFAI

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