EDC-7: EPDs for sustainable project delivery

May 31st, 2023

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are tools that report environmental impacts of construction materials. As state DOTs become increasingly aimed at addressing the environmental burdens of infrastructure and seek more sustainable strategies, they are looking for measures that accurately reflect the environmental impacts of each alternative. EPDs communicate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of construction materials […]

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Ionic Industries announces first sale of graphene geotextile

May 30th, 2023

Ionic Industries has signed an agreement for the sale of its first product developed from the company’s portfolio of graphene technologies. Its patented conductive coatings applied to geotextiles are one of the world’s first large-scale applications of graphene technologies and marks a major milestone in the company’s growth.The supply agreement with GeoFabrics Australasia is for […]

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TRB seeks nominations for Sharon D. Banks Award

May 26th, 2023

The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented initiatives throughout the mobility sector. TRB established this award in 2002 to honor the late Sharon D. Banks (at left in photo), who passed away in 1999. Banks served as general manager of […]

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Virtual Event – Developing Sustainable Infrastructure – May 31

May 25th, 2023

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) will host a public event on how governments and infrastructure policy decision makers can use policy tools to prioritize, plan, and deliver more sustainable infrastructure. The free, virtual event will take place on May 31 from 10:30 to 12:30 BST. Anyone with […]

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40th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference slated for Istanbul, Turkey

May 24th, 2023

The 40th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC) will be held on October 4-6, 2023, at the TÜYAP Exhibition and convention center, Istanbul, Turkey. The submission deadline for abstracts is May 31, 2023. The PCC is the “premier” annual event focusing on all aspects of coal, energy, and the environment. It is a unique forum […]

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HUESKER introduces high-quality geogrids manufactured from 100% recycled PET

May 24th, 2023

With ecoLine, HUESKER is the first geosynthetic manufacturer in the world to offer high-quality reinforcement solutions made from recycled raw material, making a fundamental contribution to resource-conserving and sustainable construction with geosynthetics. The recycled material is obtained from disposed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and is an engineered equivalent alternative to virgin PET yarn. In addition to […]

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AASHTO launches redesigned website platform

May 23rd, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has debuted a redesigned platform for its website ahead of the organization’s 2023 Spring Meeting in Seattle – a website that is streamlined, more user friendly, and offers many new design features. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. A revamped main webpage now makes it easier for visitors […]

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DFI’s S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization coming to Cambridge

May 22nd, 2023

Registration is open for Deep Foundation Institute's (DFI) S3: Slopes, Support and Stabilization, August 8-10, 2023 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Mass. The two-and-a-half-day conference focuses on the practical application of deep foundations and ground improvement techniques for stabilizing soft ground, landslides and slopes, and supporting deep excavations. The technical program highlights the state-of-practice, […]

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Commercial Metals Company acquires geogrid manufacturing plant

May 19th, 2023

Commercial Metals Company has acquired a geosynthetics manufacturing facility from BOSTD – America. The facility, located in Blackwell, Okla., currently produces several product lines for Tensar Geogrid under a contract manufacturing arrangement. This acquisition will not immediately increase Tensar's manufacturing capacity, but provides enhanced flexibility in Tensar's supply chain, as well as the opportunity for low capital cost […]

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How the New Jersey DOT uses foamed glass aggregate

May 18th, 2023

The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently released a video detailing how its use of “foamed glass aggregate” provides a multitude of green benefits to the state – especially as the material is made from recycled glass bottles. Photo courtesy of the New Jersey DOT. Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey DOT, noted in testimony before […]

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