GMA meets with White House to discuss infrastructure a second time

March 20, 2018

On Tuesday, March 15, 2018, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) met with White House senior staff to discuss President Donald J. Trump’s “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” The leaders of GMA’s executive council emphasized the innovative and transformative benefits of geosynthetic products and the role geosynthetics can play in helping the administration achieve the …

AGRU America and Watershed Geo to host webinar on ClosureTurf

March 19, 2018

AGRU America and Watershed Geo will host a free live webinar “ClosureTurf 101” on March 29, 2018, at 9 a.m. PDT and again at 12 p.m. PDT the same day. The webinar, presented by Christopher M. Richgels, P.E., western region engineer for AGRU America, will provide an introduction to the final cover system, which is …

11th International Conference on Geosynthetics in Seoul, Korea

March 16, 2018

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held at Coex in the 2,000-year-old city of Seoul, Korea, from September 16 to 21, 2018. The program will feature some 1,000 experts from more than 100 countries presenting under the theme “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.” The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the International Geosynthetics …

Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline: April 6

March 15, 2018

On March 15, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) called on civil, environmental, completion and geotechnical engineers, as well as academics, to submit abstracts for the 2019 Geosynthetics conference in Houston, Texas, by the deadline of April 6, 2018. The conference will be attended by hundreds of geotechnical professionals, coming together to write, peer …

Geogrid study initiative wins Center for Transportation Research Award

The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) selected Tensar International and its partners the winners of the 2018 CTS Research Partnership Award for their work on geogrid usage in paved road infrastructure, Tensar International said in a press release. The award recognizes a new pavement design and analysis tool, which enables geogrid benefits …

DFI and EFFC announce keynote lecturers and invited speakers for the International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement in Rome

March 14, 2018

On March 14, 2018, the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) announced the keynote lecturers and the invited speakers for the 2018 DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, June 5–8, 2018.                 Eight …

SCS Engineers promotes Quinn to national expert on solid waste finance and rate studies

On March 13, 2018, SCS Engineers announced it had promoted Vita Quinn, MBA, to the company’s national expert on solid waste finance and rate studies. Quinn came to SCS with 12 years of experience as a financial analyst and management consultant. She works out of Jacksonville, Florida, leading the national economic integration team at the …

Propex launches online course on engineered earth armoring

March 13, 2018

Propex GeoSolution’s Engineering Services team is offering the free online course “Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions: An Alternative to Rock Riprap.” Those who complete the course, taught by Drew Loizeaux, engineering services manager at Propex, will earn earn 3 PDH credits. Propex said learning objectives of the course include how to determine the hydraulic performance of …

11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) early registration deadline is March 30

March 9, 2018

The early registration deadline is March 30, 2018, for the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) at Coex in Seoul, South Korea, from Sept. 16–21, 2018. The 11ICG will be hosted by the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the IGS Korea Chapter. The conference is expecting more than 1,000 experts from some 100 countries. Under the …

TRI Environmental opens registration for geosynthetics short courses in Texas

On March 7, 2018, TRI Environmental opened registration for Training Week, May 7–11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The company simultaneously announced it had added a new course to the week’s geosynthetics training and certification line-up, “Slope Stability of Containment Systems: Understanding Issues Related to Design and Interface Friction Testing.” The company said the short courses …