West Virginia road funding value confirmed

December 30th, 2022

A legislative audit of the West Virginia Division of Highways or WVDOH maintenance budget recently confirmed that the extra money spent on road maintenance over the past several years is paying off statewide. “The overall increase in funding and subsequent increase in maintenance expenditures has resulted in a large growth of completed projects by the […]

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DFI names new president and secretary 

December 29th, 2022

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) board of trustees has elected a new president and a new secretary starting in 2023. Incoming DFI president Gianfranco Di Cicco is president and CEO of Bauer Foundations, responsible for the Bauer Group on all U.S. construction operations. Di Cicco joined the DFI board of trustees in 2010 and was elected […]

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Carpi Tech names global sales manager

December 28th, 2022

Carpi Tech has announced that Allan Jackson will join the company in February 2023 as global sales manager. He comes to Carpi Tech with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering, geosynthetics and geosynthetics installation. Jackson recently resigned from Solmax  as director for EMEA. Carpi Tech installs exposed SIBELON® geomembrane systems that are used […]

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Project bundling reference database provides answers to agency questions

December 27th, 2022

Do you have questions about project bundling but are unsure where to start? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has a database of bundling references to assist and possibly accelerate your agencies’ implementation efforts. In it, you can learn from others and can research answers to the most common questions regarding bundling. This database captures important […]

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‘Plastic roads’ are paved with good intention

December 26th, 2022

Transportation officials in multiple states are testing whether roads made from grocery bags, juice cartons, printer ink cartridges or other discarded plastic can make pavement last longer, save money and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract workers lay pavement made partially with recycled plastic at Ridley […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation names FHWA administrator

December 23rd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that Shailen Bhatt has been confirmed as the 21st administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Nominated by President Biden on July 21, 2022, Bhatt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 8, 2022. He is the first person of Indian descent to lead FHWA. Shailen […]

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Geosyntec expands in Australia with Red Earth Engineering acquisition

December 22nd, 2022

Geosyntec has announced that Red Earth Engineering Pty. Ltd. (REE), a consultancy with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast; and Perth, Australia; has entered into an agreement to join its family of companies. With a staff of 61, REE is an engineering and consulting firm focused on mine tailings and water dams in the Asia Pacific. […]

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2022 STIC Excellence Award winners announced

December 21st, 2022

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Federal Highway Administration sponsor the annual State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Excellence Awards to promote innovation nationwide. This year, three STICs—New Jersey, Ohio, and Idaho—received the award for demonstrating success in fostering a strong culture of innovation in their transportation communities. New Jersey was recognized […]

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USDOT preps $1.5B In RAISE grants for fiscal year 2023

December 20th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of funding opportunity on December 15 offering $1.5 billion via the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity or RAISE discretionary grant program for fiscal year 2023. The deadline for grant applications is February 28, 2023, with grant winners announced in June 2023. USDOT noted in a statement that RAISE discretionary […]

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Geosynthetics in agriculture

December 19th, 2022

Hydroponics represent a growth opportunity for geosynthetics and are becoming increasingly popular, especially in urban areas. Here, a hydroponics farm designed by Hydronov LLC incorporates a Viaflex Dura-Skrim® R12BV geosynthetic liner supplied by International Cover Systems (ICS). Such liners help contain the water that feeds the systems. Photo: Hydronov LLC The list of concerns hitting […]

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