FGI to host webinar on floating cover systems

January 31, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Floating Cover Systems for Reservoirs and Ponds,” on Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. CST. This webinar will discuss the different types of floating cover systems available for various reservoirs and ponds. In particular, this webinar will discuss the design, factory fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of …

DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Foundation announce a new scholarship fund

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the Terracon Foundation announce the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund, whichwillprovide scholarships to engineering students attending any U.S. college or university. The endowment was established through a generous $50,000 National Partner Grant from the Terracon Foundation. The foundation’s pledge will be used to annually …

TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Course

January 27, 2020

For the past 15 years, engineers, regulators, and other waste management professionals have come to Austin, Texas, to attend the geosynthetic containment system construction quality assurance (CQA) training course developed by TRI/Environmental. This year, the traditional back-to-back single-day courses are combined under a single course name: “QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems.”  What’s different …

Proposed ASTM geocells standard aims to support soil stability in road projects

January 23, 2020

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells—open-celled geosynthetics that help hold soils and rocks in place—in roadway projects. Geocells are commonly used in road construction, earth retention and other construction projects. According to ASTM International member Eli Cuelho, there is currently no standard for using geocells in geotechnical and roadway projects. …

Recently acquired portfolio of innovative solutions expands critical infrastructure offering

ClockSpring|NRI, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, has announced that its concrete solutions division, acquired from Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, will be named GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree). “We are excited to be a part of the ClockSpring|NRI family of high-performance critical infrastructure solutions and to be marketing our …

GSI to host webinar on pond liners

January 20, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Feb. 19, 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. The first ponds lined with geomembranes were installed in the 1930s. That …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 22, 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. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet …

GeoCalgary abstract submission deadline extended to Jan. 31

January 17, 2020

The Technical Subcommittee decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission until Jan. 31. Authors whose abstracts are accepted by the confer­ence’s Technical Subcommittee will be notified by Feb. 14 and will be invited to submit full papers. Abstracts should fall under the following geotechnical themes:  Soil Mechanics and Foundations Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology Landslides …

AMI’S Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 to be held in March

January 13, 2020

The​ 15th edition of AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, on March 23–25, 2020. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 is recognized as the foremost platform to gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 …

MMI Textiles names Jeff Papalia vice president

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia as vice president. Papalia will be strategically located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for the new position …