FHWA releases $768.2 million in emergency funds for roads and bridges

April 11th, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made available $768.2 million for emergency repair work on roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states. Funded through the Emergency Relief (ER) program, it is one of the largest single awards for such repair work made by the federal government. “Transportation is a lifeline for […]

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Agru America opens pipe production facility in Charleston, S.C.

April 10th, 2017

Agru America’s newest manufacturing center in Charleston, S.C., aimed at meeting the international demand for next-generation large diameter HDPE pipes, started production in early April 2017. The facility, located on Charleston Harbor, is producing AGRULINE pipes with dimensions of up to OD 2500 mm (98.4 in.) designed for high-volume flow applications including gas, potable water, […]

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Ohio DOT plans to invest $2.3 billion in bridges and roads in 2017

April 7th, 2017

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced plans to spend $2.3 billion in bridge and road improvements in 2017. ODOT said it has scheduled 1,098 projects this construction season. Twenty-six projects have a value of more than $10 million, and 6,945 miles of roadway are planned to be paved. Ninety-one safety projects also are […]

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NCTO: 2017 state of the U.S. textile industry

April 6th, 2017

Outgoing 2016 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Chairman Robert H. Chapman III delivered the trade association’s 2017 State of the U.S. Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s Annual Meeting on March 23 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C. Chapman’s statement outlined U.S. textile supply chain economic, employment, and trade data, as well as the […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Is Huge Success

April 6th, 2017

Over 2100 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the biggest geosynthetics show in the industry.  Geotechnical Frontiers combined the annual Geo-Congress and the biennial Geosynthetics Conference into a super-event held once every six years. “We had a great show and we’re delighted with both the turnout and […]

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GSI offers webinar on expanding landfills

April 4th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Lateral and Vertical Expansions Over Old and Existing Landfills,” on April 12, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. With literally thousands of old landfills scattered worldwide, their upgrading (via lateral and vertical expansions) to an engineered landfill is a widespread need. A key aspect […]

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TVA invites public comments on dry ash storage

April 3rd, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment to convert from wet to dry storage of coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at its Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Ky. A public open house will be held April 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT at […]

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IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017

April 3rd, 2017

At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans Sept. 26-29. This year’s ATC […]

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New Board of Directors for 2017–2019

April 1st, 2017

The mission of  the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS–NA) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials. As the learned society for geosynthetics in North America, our members are engineers, educators, manufacturers, regulators, and researchers, collectively dedicated to creating […]

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PART 2 Functions and applications of geosynthetics in roadways

April 1st, 2017

Introduction Part 1 of this article provided an overview of the various functions that geosynthetics can fulfill in roadway applications. These functions include separation, filtration, reinforcement, stiffening, drainage, hydraulic/gas barrier, and protection. Table 1 in that article identified a total of five roadway applications involving geosynthetics. For each of the five roadway applications, the table […]

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