Abstracts sought for StormCon 2017

September 30, 2016

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2016 The annual StormCon conference and trade show, billed as the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals across the continent, will take place August 27–31, 2017, in Seattle Wash. Attendees include: municipal stormwater and public works managers, industrial stormwater managers, engineering consultants, regulatory personnel, watershed management professionals, …

Registration open for IECA’s EC-17

September 29, 2016

Register now for Environmental Connection 2017 (EC-17). Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industry. IECA’s annual conference—Feb. 21–24, 2017, in Atlanta—combines full- and half-day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and a large trade showfloor. IECA is gearing up for its largest conference in 2017, with an expected 2,000 …

Network your way through NACE 2017

September 28, 2016

Annual county engineers conference is April 9–13, 2017, in Cincinnati The 2017 edition of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) conference and trade show is April 9–13, 2017, at the Duke Energy Convention Center & Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio. Benefits of networking at NACE 2017 Seek advice Having like-minded county road officials to talk to …

Geosynthetic materials used near Yuma, Ariz., USA

September 27, 2016

Project: 08.23.2016 Posted: 09.26.2016 Photo and story by Cpl. Kaitlyn Klein  II Marine Expeditionary Force Under the cover of darkness and in the Arizona heat, U.S. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., constructed an all-weather road to support border patrol and improve their tactical mobility. Roughly 34 Marines …

Peter Zeeb elected new president/CEO at Geosyntec Consultants

September 26, 2016

Atlanta-based Geosyntec Consultants Inc. issued a press release last week announcing that its Board of Directors has elected Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP, as president and CEO of the firm. Zeeb succeeds Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, NAE, who served in that role for the last 20 years. “Healthy succession planning and implementation are …

Geotechnical Frontiers presents: GeoCharlotte 2016

September 22, 2016

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte N.C. Register Now 8 a.m.–12 p.m.:  3 Parallel Short Courses Business and Ethics Insights for Engineers This four-hour session includes three presentations focused on the business and ethical aspects of being an engineer. Professional Ethics in a Low Bid Environment Presented by Vic Donald, Geoprofessional Business Association …

Attend GMA Fall Lobby Day Dec. 1

September 21, 2016

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s government relations efforts along with the support and involvement of GMA members. It is critical that GMA members continue to educate …

FGI initiates summer internship program

September 20, 2016

By Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jennifer Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), based at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has concluded its first student internship program. The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the field of geosynthetics and to provide …

Specification change for Drainage Materials

September 16, 2016

This specification (Dl621) will change in the next issue of Geosynthetics magazine’s Specifier’s Guide (Volume 34, Number 6—December 2016 / January 2017). CHANGE FROM: Compressive Strength at yield per ASTM D1621 kPa (psi) TO: Compressive Strength at yield per ASTM D6364 units kPa (psi)

Alaskan bridge uses innovation in harsh climate

September 15, 2016

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in tribal nation, is building Alaska’s first geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS) project. The project to replace a bridge over the Sucker River in Fort Yukon, 11 miles north of the Arctic Circle, will test GRS–IBS technology in a harsh environment with record …