ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary …

USDOT announces $1 billion in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

April 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 13, 2018, the release of more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and some federal land management agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses …

DFI accepting applications for women working in design/construction of deep foundations

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee will award five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Anaheim, California, Oct. 24–27, 2018. The grant includes free conference registration and covers …

IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this …

County Road Association of Michigan honors innovation in GRS–IBS projects

April 12, 2018

The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan honored the state’s Midland County Road Commission (MCRC) with three IMPRESS Awards at CRA’s 2018 Annual Highway Conference in March, CRA announced April 10, 2018. IMPRESS Awards recognize county road agencies that demonstrate innovation with special projects in communications, operations and collaboration. “Our county road agencies are 110 …

TenCate supports GMA

April 11, 2018

Since the mid-1980s, TenCate Geosynthetics has been an active member of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the parent company of Geosynthetics magazine. GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition to its member companies. TenCate said that of particular …

Call for candidates: IFAI Board of Directors

April 9, 2018

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now accepting applications to fill two director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. Both of these positions are for three-year terms. IFAI is announcing all of its volunteer leadership openings at this time, as well, in an effort to highlight the range …

HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta …

News alert: Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline is Friday

April 4, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due this Friday, April 6, 2018. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics …

Maccaferri North America hires new area managers and a sales representative

April 3, 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.   Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and …