GSI Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics webinar June 8

May 31st, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Solmax The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on June 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. Learning objectives of the webinar Webinar […]

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Sercel acquires Geocomp

May 27th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Geocomp Geocomp announced it is being acquired by Sercel’s Sensing & Monitoring Division. Sercel is a division of CGG of Paris, France. CGG is a global technology firm that supports clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future. With […]

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Abstracts due June 3 for IECA Annual Conference & Expo

May 26th, 2022

Kansas City is the site of the IECA Annual Conference and Expo 2023. There's just over a week left to submit abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo 2023. The conference, February 5-8, 2023, in Kansas City, will be co-located with the 2023 Geosynthetics Conference. Attendees will have access to […]

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Presto Geosystems issues warning on counterfeit clips

May 25th, 2022

Counterfeit (left) and authentic clip. Photos courtesy of Presto Geosystems Presto Geosystems is reporting cases of counterfeit versions of its ATRA tendon clip appearing in the marketplace, and has issued the following statement about the products: "It has come to our attention that some customers have recently come across products intended to compete with our […]

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IGS offers response to European Commission on microplastics, geosynthetics

May 24th, 2022

Photos courtesy of Ace Geosynthetics and IFAI’s IAA The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) calls on the European Commission to fully understand the enormous sustainability benefits of geosynthetics when considering how to reduce microplastics in the environment. Geosynthetics are part of the solution. The IGS submitted its response to a European Commission public consultation on microplastics last week. […]

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Beaulieu International Group releases sustainability report

May 23rd, 2022

With an annual report entitled "Here.We.Go" and a sustainability report "Shaping sustainable living, together," Beaulieu International Group says it is focusing on a sustainable future. The Group's has released its first sustainability report, built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects […]

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Industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

May 20th, 2022

Image by Champverti from Pixabay. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) hosted 32 emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry in an intensive May 16-17 introduction to federal legislative and regulatory advocacy issues. The annual event, held in conjunction with ARTBA’s Federal Issues Program and […]

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Erosion-stable road embankments: Design and selection of system solutions

May 19th, 2022

Motorway embankment in construction stage. Photo courtesy of Naue GmbH & Co. KG. Erosion often occurs on road embankments when there is a strong and constant impact of precipitation due to local weather phenomena. Likewise, dry periods cause the soil to hold together no longer in agglomerates due to a lack of cohesion of the […]

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Committee leaders introduce bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022

May 18th, 2022

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member David Rouzer (R-NC) released the following statements after Monday’s introduction of […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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