Modest declines expected in 2021 transportation construction market, according to ARTBA

December 11th, 2020

The U.S. transportation construction market is expected to shrink 5.5 percent next year, driven primarily by the severe economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA’s) annual forecast. Overall, the value of work is expected to drop from $294.2 billion in 2020 to $278.1 billion in […]

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ASCE names Fertal as chief operating officer and announces one-stop shop for civil engineering news, information

December 10th, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced that Martin (Marty) J. Fertal, P.E., will join the society as chief operating officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. In this position, Fertal will be responsible for coordinating the annual operations plan and budget and providing a strong day-to-day leadership presence. “I look forward to adding Marty’s leadership […]

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Environmental Protection Inc. shares tips on cold weather installation of geomembranes

December 10th, 2020

As the seasons change and temperatures shift, Environmental Protections Inc. (EPI) has put together some suggested installation methods during cold weather conditions.  No surprise that location and climate may play a larger role than originally planned in the seasonal changes. With the goal to protect your project and material, the best way to do this […]

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Brown and Caldwell hires new Pittsburgh leader

December 9th, 2020

Heather Dodson brings vast knowledge of regional environmental market Heather Dodson Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell is pleased to welcome Heather Dodson as its new Pittsburgh leader. The strategic hire highlights the firm’s continued expansion to better serve clients in the Northeast’s municipal and private water, wastewater and stormwater sector. With […]

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Solmax releases Leak Location Suite

December 8th, 2020

Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has launched a Leak Location Suite (LLS) that raises the bar on electric liner integrity (ELI) surveys. Solmax’s LLS aims to raise standards with its advanced approach, building repeatable liner testing and remediation into containment design. “Geosynthetics are critical to contain waste—they line the world’s biggest landfills and keep hazardous outputs from […]

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GSI to host webinar on stability in landfill cover soils

December 7th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils,” on December 16, 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. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil […]

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Anue Water names J. H. Wright as exclusive channel partner for Gulf States, Florida Panhandle and Georgia

December 7th, 2020

Anue Water Technologies, the provider of Anue Geomembrane Covers with embedded carbon-filters and other sustainable and high-performance technologies to prevent odor, corrosion, scale, bacteria and FOG (fat oil, grease) in municipal and industrial wastewater applications, is announcing that J. H. Wright and Associates is the exclusive new channel partner for the sales and distribution of […]

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Geosyntec announces new office location in The Woodlands, Texas

December 7th, 2020

Geosyntec’s new The Woodlands office will focus on geohazard assessment, monitoring and mitigation; process and procedure development for pipeline geohazard programs; and geological characterization. The office will be run by Alexander McKenzie-Johnson, P.G., L.G., L.E.G.; Aaron Orr; Patricia Varela, Ph.D.; Tim Cramer; Colby Reece; and Heather Dailey. Alexander McKenzie-Johnson is a principal engineering geologist based […]

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12th International Conference on Geosynthetics issues call for abstracts

December 4th, 2020

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 The Organizing Committee of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG)—to be held Sept. 18–22, 2022, in Rome, Italy—has issued a call for abstracts. The 12 ICG, focused on the theme “Geosynthetics, Leading the Way to a Resilient Planet,” cordially invites the overall geotechnical and geosynthetics engineering community […]

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CET Infrastructure acquires CGL

December 4th, 2020

CET Infrastructure acquired independent geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy, Card Geotechnics Ltd. (GCL). With headquarters in Surrey, UK, and some 75 staff operating from bases across the UK and Ireland, CGL is a consultancy providing innovative and pragmatic ground solutions for their current clients. They have a long history, working as specialist advisors to design and construction […]

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