Geosynthetics 2019 Conference issues Call for Proposals

October 9th, 2017

Geosynthetics 2019 is now accepting proposals for volunteers to chair sessions, teach short courses and moderate panels at the premier conference on geosynthetics, to be held Feb. 10­–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Texas. The conference, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International, will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, […]

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TRI offers CQA Training Week in Austin, Texas

October 6th, 2017

TRI/Environmental Inc. is offering CQA Training Week at the company’s campus in Austin, Texas, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017. The training program includes Liner Integrity Survey/Assessments (LISA) training, Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Geosynthetic Installations instruction, a course in Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation, and the Geosynthetic […]

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Guyana to install geotextile tubes along Essequibo Coast

October 5th, 2017

Guyana’s National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) announced it had signed a contract for installation of 100 meters of geotextile tubes to form groins along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline at Reliance, Essequibo, according to a published report in the Guyana Chronicle. The scope of work includes the alignment of the geotextile tubes with geotextile […]

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TVA and ESI honor safe work of employees at Widows Creek

October 4th, 2017

On Aug. 29, 2017, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Jackson County, Ala., honored workers with a lunch to commemorate nearly seven years of work without a lost-time incident. This is a remarkable achievement, and, in a press release, Environmental Specialties International Inc. (ESI) congratulated the company and their team for this important […]

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Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan Council awards green infrastructure grants

October 4th, 2017

The Metropolitan Council in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn., voted Sept. 27, 2017, to award $1 million to five Twin Cities Metro Area communities looking to improve water quality and encourage conservation. The awards are part of a pilot project to support local efforts addressing issues in communities related to water quality, quantity and wastewater treatment. The […]

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USDOT announces new appointments to MAC

October 3rd, 2017

On Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that Secretary Elaine L. Chao had appointed seven new members to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC advises the FAA's senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning and regulatory matters. The MAC's newest members represent a cross section of […]

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Tensar and Geopier Foundation host technical seminars

October 2nd, 2017

Tensar International Corporation and Geopier Foundation Company will host technical seminars around the country on a variety of geosynthetics topics. Attendees will be able to choose which individual classes they attend based on their interests. The next two technical seminars, which Tensar is branding as road shows, are in Southern California on Oct. 24, 2017, […]

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GWFV walls and slopes

October 1st, 2017

New patented technology is available to construct geosynthetic wrap-face vegetated (GWFV) retaining walls and reinforced soil slopes using a pyramidal-woven, high-performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) in conjunction with fiber-composite internal braces. This wrap-face system eliminates the need for temporary external bracing (formwork) or for facing elements comprised of metallic wire-frame units, which traditionally have served […]

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Final inspection: Civil penalties against polluters drop 60% under Trump

October 1st, 2017

An Aug. 10, 2017, report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), indicates that, so far, President Donald J. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has collected 60% less in civil penalties than previous administrations had recovered from environmental violators on average by the end of July in their first year after taking office. The EIP […]

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Panorama: IFAI IAA Awards

October 1st, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 years, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, […]

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