Researchers develop better method to remove toxic dyes from wastewater using nanofiber webs

August 28, 2019

From health care to fracking and beyond, the ability to clean wastewater is vital in many fields. A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods. Their results are described …

HUESKER to sponsor webinar on soil reinforcement products

August 27, 2019

HUESKER Inc. will host a free webinar, “Relevant Properties of Soil Reinforcement Products,” on Sept. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetics can be manufactured from different polymers. The mechanical behavior of geosynthetic products depend on the material used for their fabrication. This webinar will address important concepts related to strength, stress/strain behavior …

GeoMEast 2019 regular registration deadline is August 30

August 26, 2019

The regular registration deadline for GeoMEast 2019, the Middle East’s largest geotechnical, geosynthetics, infrastructure and construction congress, is August 30. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Historic Cairo Marriott Hotel, Nov. 10–14, 2019, in Egypt. GeoMEast 2019 is a source for lectures, presentations, workshops and short courses exploring geotechnical, geosynthetics, geological, and …

ACEC 2019 fall conference sets sights on the Windy City

August 23, 2019

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) will hold the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference, the engineering industry’s largest business conference, October 13–16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.   More than 1,000 engineering industry leaders from throughout the U.S. and the world routinely attend the annual fall conference, which also never fails to present to attendees …

FGI course addresses emerging topics in geosynthetics in Bogota, Colombia

August 22, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a one-day short course at the Sheraton Bogota Hotel in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 12, 2019. The short course was offered in collaboration with Filmtex, a geomembrane manufacturing company headquartered in Bogota, and the Colombian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). …

FGI to host webinar on temporary landfill covers

August 21, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Temporary Landfill Covers: Design and Construction,” on Sept. 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will focus primarily on prefabricated landfill covers and associated ballast systems. More specifically, it will provide a brief introduction into the geomembrane fabrication and installation processes, typical applications …

Propex GeoSolutions receives carbon footprint verification for PYRAMAT 75 HPTRM

August 20, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.  “This verification is another piece of the sustainability puzzle,” …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics and major applications

August 16, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “A Brief Overview of Geosynthetics and Their Major Applications,” on Sept. 11, 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. Geosynthetic materials presently represent an $8 billion worldwide …

EuroGeo 7 abstract deadline approaches

August 15, 2019

The abstract deadline for EuroGeo 7 is Aug. 30, 2019. The conference and trade show will be held at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 6–9, 2020. Abstracts must focus on one or more of the following topics: ·         Agricultural Applications ·         Coastal Protection ·         Direct and Life-Cycle Cost Savings ·         …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …