Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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Methods to properly evaluate subgrade strength

December 17th, 2020

by Nathan Young, P.E. Accurately evaluating subgrade strength is critical for almost any job site. The strength may be acceptable in a few areas; however, assuming that same strength spans the entire site can prove to be very costly if that assumption is wrong. Fortunately, a few test methods exist to quickly gather the required data […]

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ASCE, MRCTI and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host press teleconference on infrastructure resilience Dec. 16

December 16th, 2020

Call on president-elect to champion new level of local resilience On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. Central, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) mayors joined by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ASCE representatives will urge Congress to pass the bipartisan Resilience Revolving Loan Fund bill, S. 3418, STORM Act. The impact of […]

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Registration open for DFI Middle East online conference

December 16th, 2020

Registration is open for the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Middle East conference being held online on Feb. 16–18, 2021. The theme of the fifth DFI Middle East conference is “Geotechnical Engineering for Delivering Sustainable, Cost-Effective Projects.” There are four technical sessions: Deep foundation pilingEffective and sustainable designGround improvementDeep mixing and QC/QA for grouted elements This […]

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FGI offers webinar on the Yeager Airport RSS failure

December 15th, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar, “Yeager Airport RSS Failure: Forensic Limit Equilibrium and FLAC Analyses,” on Jan. 14, 2021, at Noon CST. The webinar is free to industry professionals and students, and 1.0 professional development hour (PDH) is available. This webinar will discuss the forensic limit equilibrium and continuum deformation analyses used […]

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Civil engineers to grade Utah’s infrastructure through virtual news conference Dec. 16

December 15th, 2020

The Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its preliminary findings from the 2020 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure tomorrow, Dec. 16, 2020, through a virtual news conference. The full report will be released in early January 2021 and will be accessible on the state’s Report Card page, which currently […]

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Presto GEOWEB slope protection with ATRA Tendon Clips

December 15th, 2020

In North Yorkshire, U.K., 20 months of work has been completed by Balfour Beatty on a $21 million (£16 million) scheme to stabilize the cliff between Scarborough Spa and the Esplanade on Scarborough’s South Cliff. Installing the GEOWEB Geocell Soil Retention System The South Cliff Slope Stabilization Scheme involved piling along the rear of the […]

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ASCE honors Berg

December 14th, 2020

Ryan R. Berg, P.E., D.GE, of Ryan R. Berg & Associates Inc., in Woodbury, Minn., has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the 2021 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award “for his expertise in geosynthetic-reinforced earthworks and retaining structures and for his lifelong contributions to the developments and applications of […]

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IECA Region One updates strategic plan

December 11th, 2020

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) board of directors is committed to the growth and evolution of the association. The board recently updated IECA’s strategic plan to help identify resources to support membership through improved services to chapters, members, and professionals who protect soil and water resources. “During my term as board president, I’ve worked […]

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Lake Francis Dam maintenance with GCCM

December 11th, 2020

By Kurt Chirbas Installing the GCCM at Lake Francis Dam The Yuba Water Agency in Yuba County, Calif., was established in 1959 to reduce flood risk and provide a sustainable water supply to the people of the region. Yuba County has historically endured devastating floods, due in part to Gold Rush-era hydraulic mining practices that […]

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