ASCE, TRB sponsoring conference on highways and airfields

February 8th, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) are co-sponsoring the 2017 International Conference on Highway and Airfield Technology on August 27, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pa. This event will bring together researchers, designers, project and construction managers, and contractors from around the world to discuss transportation and development projects ranging […]

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GSI fellowships for graduate students

February 7th, 2017

Request–For–Proposals The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced its annual worldwide student call for request-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. (Note that this is a change from the original program in that the terms are different and that the students can be pursuing […]

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IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7th, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester tuition. Available scholarships include: Textile […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers announces full agenda

February 6th, 2017

Organizers of the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show have released the complete schedule for the March 12–15 event at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (Fla.). Among the highlights: eight full-day short courses (all offering PDHs—professional development hours); 200 exhibitors on the show floor; the first Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture, plus Mercer, Seed, […]

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GSI webinar Feb. 8: “Wave (or wrinkle) management for proper deployment of geomembranes”

February 1st, 2017

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 GSI members: $200 USD Non-GSI members: $250 USD www.geosynthetic-institute.org 610-522-8440 Webinar overview An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is that they expand and contract depending on the ambient temperature. During times of high temperature, this is evidenced by the appearance of waves (also called wrinkles) in […]

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Part 1: Functions and applications of geosynthetics in roadways

February 1st, 2017

Introduction The geosynthetic products most commonly used in roadway systems include geotextiles (woven and nonwoven) and geogrids (biaxial and multiaxial), although erosion-control products, geocells, geonets (or geocomposite drainage products), and geomembranes have also been incorporated in a number of projects. These various types of geosynthetics can be used to fulfill one or more specific functions […]

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In Memoriam: Kathy Brazeau “Bentomat Queen”

February 1st, 2017

Kathleen (Kathy) Brazeau of Palos Heights, Ill., passed away Sept. 15, 2016, at age 59. Kathy worked for CETCO in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for more than 22 years as a production/logistics/customer service coordinator. A well-known fixture and highly regarded within the geosynthetics industry, she was affectionately known as the “Bentomat Queen.” Kathy’s dogged determination and […]

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GeoCharlotte at IFAI Expo

February 1st, 2017

The first-ever GeoCharlotte one-day session Oct. 20, 2016, drew engineers and exhibitors to Charlotte, N.C., for geosynthetics education and networking. The show-within-a-show (GeoCharlotte was conducted in the midst of the Industrial Fabrics Association International’s annual Expo.) also previewed the March 12–15, 2017, Geotechnical Frontiers conference, co-organized by IFAI, its Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), and the […]

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Geosynthetics wins two awards

February 1st, 2017

On Nov. 10, 2016, the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association held its annual Excellence Awards Gala. The event features magazines published in Minnesota and provides an opportunity to recognize editors and graphic designers. Of the 12 entries submitted by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) publications, nine won awards—two gold, one silver, and six bronze. Geosynthetics […]

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2016 in review, onward with 2017

February 1st, 2017

As 2017 comes to a swift start we would like to update you on the events of 2016 and get you ready to participate in the activities of 2017. IGS-NA is invigorated and actively looking for meaningful initiatives and the right people to help make those initiatives happen. The IGS-NA Biennial General Assembly will be […]

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