Dr. Richard Brachman to present the inaugural Zornberg Lecture

May 31, 2019

The Zornberg Lecture Selection Task Force, comprised of the presidents of IGS Argentina, IGS Brazil, IGS Mexico, IGS North America and the Chair of the IGS Pan-American Activities Committee, has appointed Dr. Richard Brachman, from Queen’s University, Canada, as the first Zornberg lecturer. The Zornberg Lecture was established in recognition of Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major …

Solmax appoints Eric Blond as global technical services director

May 30, 2019

Solmax announced the appointment of Eric Blond to serve as its global technical services director, effective June 3. Blond holds nearly 25 years of experience in geosynthetic testing, research and knowledge of civil engineering and polymeric construction materials. “I am delighted to welcome Eric to our senior leadership team as we continue to fulfill Solmax’s …

GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

May 29, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports …

Geo 2020 presentations deadline is Friday

May 28, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES is set to take place March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. The deadline is Friday, May 31, for presentation proposals. This is your opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues through a 30-minute in-depth case study. No formal papers are required. Select case studies will be featured in …

Lydall divests geosynthetic installation business

May 23, 2019

Lydall Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Texel Technical Materials Inc. (“Lydall”), announced today that it completed the sale of Texel Geosol Inc. (“Geosol”) on May 9, 2019, to FC Géosynthétiques Inc. (“FC”). Geosol installs geosynthetic products in the civil engineering and environmental protection sectors, principally within the province of Quebec, Canada. “The divestiture of Geosol …

Kentucky plans more than 100 new bridges as part of the Bridging Kentucky Program

May 22, 2019

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced plans this week for a major design-build project that will advance construction of more than 100 bridges in eastern and southeastern Kentucky. The project is part of the state’s Bridging Kentucky Program, a statewide initiative that represents an unprecedented commitment by Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly …

GWMS issues call for abstracts

May 21, 2019

The Seventh Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) has released a call for abstracts for the conference and expo, to be held Feb. 23–26, 2020, in Indian Wells, Calif. The GWMS will serve as a forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. GWMS …

ASTM hosting GCL workshop in Denver

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) will hold the workshop “Advances in Characterization of Hydraulic Barrier Performance of GCLs” at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Colorado on June 5. Chaired by Kent von Maubeuge of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, the workshop will cover test prescription, long-term hydraulic performance, equipment and laboratory …

Baca joins GMA executive council

May 17, 2019

Owens Corning has named Carl Baca as the company’s liaison to the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council. Baca takes the place of Andy Durham, who left Owens Corning for a position with Erosion Control Systems of Florida. Baca is in charge of marketing for Owens Corning Geosynthetics. He is actively working to position Owens …

Two major acquisitions in less than 30 days

May 9, 2019

Last month, a family investment group in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, acquired all controlling interests in the European operations of Propex Operating Company LLC and renamed the company Propex Furnishing Solutions. Their agreement, which included the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., was exercised at the end of April and finalized before the new …