Propex introduces PYRAWALL for walls and slopes

February 15, 2018

In a press release on Feb. 13, 2018, Propex GeoSolutions announced the availability of PYRAWALLTM, an engineered wrap-face vegetated solution for constructing reinforced-earth walls and steepened slopes. The company said the system consists of PYRAMAT® 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and fiber-composite internal bracing, and with flexible setback and alignment, PYRAWALL can be …

IFAI Video Technical Library and Vimeo video archive now open

February 14, 2018

The IFAI Video Technical Library offers a rich collection of manufacturing knowledge to help fabricators solve problems, train employees and educate themselves about new equipment. IFAI has also made available a video archive. “This new technical library provides DIY learning anytime and at any location,” said Magda Ronningen, national program manager for IFAI’s Makers Division, …

IFAI’s Makers Division presents webinar series on prototypes

The Makers Division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is offering a series of one-hour webinars that explore the prototype-development process from the first client conversation to legal liabilities. Participants will learn how to increase their company’s bottom line while decreasing risk. Webinars are free for IFAI members and cost $25 for nonmembers. Chad …

DFI awards scholarships to CCNY civil engineering students

On Feb. 12, 2018, the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced it had awarded four students scholarships from the DFI Educational Trust Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund. The students are Chaddy Ismail, Wen Li, Ariel Mazor and Abraham Rubel. Chaddy Ismail is studying structural civil engineering. The senior is a research …

TRB to present webinar on airport water monitoring

February 9, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a free webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 166: Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring. The webinar will provide comprehensive guidance and a set of tools that operators of …

GSI hosts webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

February 8, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Feb. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or geospacer) with geotextiles bonded to one or both surfaces. Their in-plane flow capacity is equivalent to 12 …

Strata constructing state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in India

February 6, 2018

Strata Geosystems announced it had started construction on a new manufacturing facility in the state of Gujarat, India, north of Mumbai, that the company said is aimed at meeting the global demand for geotechnical products. The plant is schedule to open in the second quarter of 2018. Strata said it is designing the 100-Crore ($15-million) …

HUESKER’s Zerhouni discusses geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement in video

February 2, 2018

HUESKER has released a video of Mourad Zerhouni, Dipl.-Ing., who is based in Gescher, Germany, providing an introduction to the functions of geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement. Society’s growing mobility and rapidly aging road networks are currently challenging the road construction sector with ever greater and more cost-intensive options, HUESKER said. Engineers and project managers need to …

HUESKER webinar on finite element and geosynthetics

February 1, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Finite Element and Geosynthetics,” on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. The webinar will be taught by Dr. Arash Lavasan, a HUESKER engineer based in Gescher, Germany). For more information or to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/finitegeowebinar.

Ten years of GSI student fellowships

There are 29 types of 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the United States and probably many more worldwide. The most common are 501(c)(3) organizations, which include organizations with religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. Of the approximately 4 million in the United States alone, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is one of them. These organizations are …