New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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GSI to host webinar on UV resistance of geosynthetics

June 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance of Geosynthetics,” on July 8, 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. Geosynthetics are polymeric products used to solve civil engineering challenges, typically belowground. […]

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StormCon 2020 is going virtual

June 25th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many do business. But the desire to keep learning remains strong. For 19 years, StormCon has connected, educated and engaged the stormwater and surface water quality industries from around the world. This year, StormCon’s mission will continue—but in a way that best protects the health and wellness of […]

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IGS releases 2020 election results

June 24th, 2020

With a field of 17 extraordinary candidates from 12 countries applying for 7 council positions there was significant competition. The newly elected council members will stand for the term which concludes in 2024. The incoming IGS council members will be Dr. Laura Carbone (Germany), Francesco Fontana (Italy), Dr. Jacek Kawalec (Poland), Dr. Yoshihisa Miyata (Japan), […]

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DFI announces 2020 Outstanding Project Award winner

June 23rd, 2020

The winner of the 2020 DFI (Deep Foundations Institute) Outstanding Project Award (OPA) is the team of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (geotechnical and environmental services), Malcolm Drilling Company (foundation contractor), and Condon-Johnson & Associates (shoring contractor) for the innovative foundation design of the Chase Center in San Francisco. The award will be presented during […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization with nailed or anchored geosynthetics the Wednesday

June 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on June 24, 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. The sliding of soil slopes in the […]

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Registration opens for IFAI Expo

June 15th, 2020

IFAI Expo Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., will mark the event’s 100th anniversary. IFAI has announced that it is moving forward as planned, and registration is now open. Safety protocols are in place and will be coordinated with host hotels and the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).  The registration area at IFAI Expo will be […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

June 10th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on June 17, 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 drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet […]

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Registration is open for waste containment system design seminar

June 4th, 2020

WhenSept. 15–16, 2020WhereCrowne Plaza HotelSyracuse, N.Y. This technical training opportunity will provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be discussed to show how they either hinder […]

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Drama behind the scenes

June 1st, 2020

I’m writing this from my living room, my office for now during mandatory telecommuting for all Industrial Fabrics Association International staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been an experiment, thus far successful, in putting together a magazine without face-to-face meetings and with no hard copies of proofs to review. Despite the behind-the-scenes logistical drama, […]

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