Technical program available for DFI’s Oct. 12–15 conference

September 14, 2016

The Hawthorne, N.J.-based Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) issued a press release Sept. 8 describing its technical program for DFI’s International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control, and Remediation Oct. 12–15, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. The release noted that this DFI conference introduces a new technical track featuring seepage …

Dr. George Koerner is first recipient of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award

September 9, 2016

On June 17 this year, the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) announced the establishment of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. This award was established by the GMA Executive Council to honor Bob Koerner’s monumental impact on the geosynthetics industry and, moving forward, to recognize the outstanding work of other professionals in the …

Eef Bos stepping down as TenCate CFO

September 8, 2016

A press release issued this week announced that Eef Bos has decided to step down as TenCate’s chief financial officer (CFO), effective Oct. 1, 2016. “Since the company entered into a new phase of its development, this is for me a natural moment to leave TenCate,” Bos said. The press release said that the company’s …

‘A database and analysis of 236 failed MSE walls using geosynthetic reinforcement’

September 6, 2016

GSI’s September webinar Webinar overview Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms, and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first with geotextiles and then geogrids. Our estimate is that approximately 50,000 exist and the technology is utilized worldwide. Unfortunately, there have been many failures, some with excessive distortion while others have actually …

AASHTO, FHWA sign new environmental agreement

September 2, 2016

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) issued a press release Aug. 31 to announce that it has signed a new five-year cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to continue the Center for Environmental Excellence. The release said that the agreement will “advance a strategic national program to maximize efficiency, …

Call for abstracts

September 1, 2016

The Organizing Committee for the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11.ICG) has announced its initial call for abstracts. Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 30, 2016 Theme– “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development” Topics: Sustainability and Green Technology Geosynthetic Barriers Flitration, Drainage, Erosion Control Reinforced Wall and Slopes Ground Improvement Transportation Applications Hydraulic Applications Case Histories Durability …