IAGI presents four awards at Geosynthetics 2015
Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI), a not-for-profit geotechnical professional association dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies, has issued a press release announcing its winners of the 2015 IAGI Installation Awards.
The awards presented during Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Ore., recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers. There are three award categories, Innovative, Extreme, and Small Project. The release noted that the entry that gets the greatest number of votes from the judges is the annual Award of Excellence winner.
“The IAGI Installation Awards recognize those IAGI members who make significant contributions to the field of geosynthetics installation. So often the installer gets forgotten in the discussion of a project,” said Laurie Honnigford, managing director of IAGI. “In reality a project is a set of plans on a piece of paper until the installer gets involved. The installer can make or break a project and we need to recognize those who improve and advance our industry.”
The 2014 IAGI award winners:
- Award of Excellence-DDT Liners (Australia) Pty Ltd (Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia) for the Australian Pacific LNG phase 1 water treatment facilities (Reedy Creek). The project involved the lining of eight water storage and feed ponds during a period of almost 20 months.
- Extreme Project Award-Geo Proyectos y DiseÃ±os Ambientales (Mexico City, Mexico) for its plant wastewater treatment project, Atotonilco De Tula Hidalgo.
- Innovative Project Award-MidAmerica Liner Co. LLC. (Springfield, Mo.) For tackling a unique installation challenge in Wever, Iowa, involving the installation of liners in three tank basins.
- Small Project Award-Seicsa Proyectos Ambienta les SA de CV (Aguascalientes, Mexico) for its development of a rain harvesting system.