Ohio DOT helps provide $59M for local bridge projects

February 29th, 2024

Nearly $59.5 million will be awarded to support 17 bridge projects in 12 counties through the Local Major Bridge Program overseen by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Image courtesy of the Ohio DOT. That funding is partially the result of an expanded definition of a “local major bridge” initiated by Governor Mike DeWine (R) in 2022, which […]

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Solmax supplies geosynthetics for Anchorage regional landfill-expansion project

February 28th, 2024

In 2020, the municipality of Anchorage, Alaska’s Solid Waste Services department (SWS) decided to expand its landfill capacity by adding a new cell 9 and tying it to a number of existing cells in close proximity. Alaska Aggregate Products, LLC (AAP) was awarded the geosynthetics and piping contract and chose Solmax to supply all of […]

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Minnesota DOT issues $18M in port project grants

February 27th, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently issued $18.1 million in grants to support seven port development projects aimed at bolstering the efficient and reliable movement of freight on state waterways. Photo courtesy of the Duluth Port Authority. That funding, which comes through the agency’s Port Development Assistance Program, also leverages $8.8 million in local and […]

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Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26th, 2024

Amy Bircher at IFAI Expo 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on matters in connection with […]

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Tiltex Australia completes Papua New Guinea mining project

February 26th, 2024

Tiltex Australia recently supplied 5700m2 of Tiltex B range as part of a large draining project at a large remote gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Tiltex 10B GCCM was specified as an impermeable barrier to be placed over a 10-meter-wide benched drain to control and convey rainwater and runoff flow across the bench to […]

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ASTM updates D7322

February 23rd, 2024

ASTM International recently announced the approved revision of ASTM D7322, Standard Test Method for Determination of Erosion Control Product (ECP) Ability to Encourage Seed Germination and Plant Growth Under Bench-Scale Conditions. This standard is used widely throughout the sediment and erosion control industry. The standard should inform end users if a product is found to […]

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Registration open for DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

February 22nd, 2024

Join more than 1,000 geotechnical professionals this fall at DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI49), being held October 7–10, at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colo. Registration is open to attend, exhibit and sponsor the conference at The goal of this international conference is to create a forum for […]

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Safeguarding for shallow slope sliding: A sustainable slope stabilization project

February 21st, 2024

An entertainment park was built on the top of Ba Deo Mountain in Hạ Long, a city on Vietnam’s northern coast. The slope below was covered by a layer of complete weathered and fractured sandstone which is very unstable and easy to slide off after any heavy rainfall. The bottom of the slope is adjacent […]

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WSDOT’s Millar receives 2024 OPAL Award from ASCE

February 20th, 2024

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently awarded one of its 2024 Outstanding Projects and Leadership or OPAL awards to Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation and immediate past president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation and immediate past […]

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FGI Webinar – The Geosynthetics Discipline and Its Interaction with Geotechnical Engineering – March 5

February 19th, 2024

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presents the webinar - The Geosynthetics Discipline and Its Interaction with Geotechnical Engineering – on March 5, 2024 at 11 a.m. CST. The presenter is J.P. Giroud, Ph.D., a 1.0 PDH is available, it is free to industry professionals and students, and you can register here. Pre-recorded listenings will also […]

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