Minnesota geomembrane durability study expanded

January 31, 2019

More than twenty years ago, the founders of the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) and the succeeding entity Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) set out to evaluate the long-term durability of geomembranes in actual field use. They wanted to exhume numerous samples of exposed geomembranes for testing on a periodic basis without ruining the integrity of the …

MnDOT tests structural synthetic fibers for use in thin concrete overlays

January 30, 2019

Concrete pavements usually measure 8 to 15 inches thick. For many of these pavements, designers recommend placing dowel bars at the joints during the pour to assist the transfer of wheel load from heavy commercial and agricultural vehicles across concrete slab joints. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has found that dowel bars are not …

Act Global and Solmax release next generation of LiteEarth capping system

January 29, 2019

Act Global and Solmax announced the launch of the next generation LiteEarth PE capping system. LiteEarth is a patented synthetic-grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash, mining containment sites, and other land reclamation projects. “We have engineered the next generation of a truly sustainable and efficient system,” …

Discount now available on Geosynthetics Conference 2019 short courses

January 24, 2019

Save a lot, learn a lot. Use code GEOSHORT to get $100 off short course registration for all registration types. All courses feature detailed education, eight PDHs and include lunch. Short courses are not included in the Full Registration package and must be registered for separately. Short courses include: Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls and …

Geo 2019 hotel discount ends Friday

There is still time to save on your Geosynthetics Conference 2019 hotel room. The deadline to receive the Geosynthetics Conference discounted rate is Friday, January 25. Book your hotel now to take advantage of this discount. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, Texas, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on …

GSI to host webinar on failed MSE walls

January 22, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “A Data Base and Analysis of 320 Failed MSE Walls With Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) …

Registration open for the DFI 44th annual conference

January 21, 2019

Registration is open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 15–18, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves as a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel …

Geo MEast 2019 issues call for abstracts

January 18, 2019

GeoMEast 2019 International Congress and Exhibition is now accepting abstracts. The conference will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 10–14, 2019, at the Historical Cairo Marriott Hotel. It will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, and supported by TRB, ASCE, CSCE, ISSMGE, IAEG, DFI, ARMA, Geosynthetics Institute (USA), Geosynthetic Materials Association of IFAI, ASTM, IABSE, …

IFAI rolls out new member benefits

January 17, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has created new IFAI member benefits over the past year. The following is a listing of IFAI’s new member offerings for geosynthetics-related organizations, companies and individuals.   Textile Industry Retirement Plan An exclusive benefit available to U.S. IFAI members. By participating in the Textile Industry Retirement Plan, members can …

IFAI will present webinars on California Prop 65

January 15, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply, …