IFAI announces 2011 IAA winners

February 1, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the winners of its 2011 International Achievement Awards for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. Three companies were recognized for outstanding achievement using geosynthetic products: TenCate Geosynthetics—Pendergrass, Ga.; Ace Geosynthetics—Houston (U.S. office); and AgruAmerica—Georgetown, S.C.

New geomembrane selection matrix

By Ron Frobel, Paul Oliveira, Gary Kolbasuk, and Timothy D. Stark What is a geomembrane? And if I need one, which one could I use for my project? Even today, with all of the technical information available on geosynthetics, this question comes up often, usually asked by, not only design engineers, but project owners and …

Cost-benefit study of geosynthetic materials coming

By Andrew Aho The geosynthetics industry has long sought a federal study of the cost-and-benefits of geosynthetic materials in roadway systems. Numerous industry and academic studies, papers, and articles regarding the cost-benefit of geosynthetics have been produced during the last three decades. However, federal government validation has been missing. GMA proposed a federal study that …

North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS): Year-end report 2011

By David Suits The year 2011 was a very good one for NAGS. Our new Board of Directors took office in March at the Geo-Frontiers Conference in Dallas: Dean Sandri, president; Bob Mackey, president-elect; Corey Bobba, treasurer; and vice presidents Marolo Alfaro, Richard Brachman, Dhani Narejo, John Henderson, and Jay McKelvey. We are maintaining a …