International Geosynthetics Society announces call for candidates for IGS Council and officers

December 24, 2021  |  News

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold elections in 2022. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect nine council members, a president and a vice president. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 3, 2022. …
GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulic applications

December 23, 2021  |  Events, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),” on Jan. 12, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on…
Forty-year-old Texas Reinforced Earth dam gets artistic facelift

December 22, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

Woodhollow Dam in Austin, Texas, was built between April and December of 1979 to control flash flooding in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood. This first dam constructed of Reinforced Earth MSE Retaining Walls in the United States created a buzz in the community and even had a visit from the invent…
GEOKON announces GeoNet cellular data loggers

December 21, 2021  |  News

GEOKON of Lebanon, N.H., released Model 8920 Series Cellular Loggers with stand-alone cellular options for the GeoNet family of wireless data acquisition systems. The Model 8920 Series is ideal for smaller networks with a limited number of sensors, high-traffic areas (i.e., areas with radio interfer…
IFAI Expo 2022 call for presentations

December 20, 2021  |  Expo News, Industry News, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International is now accepting proposals for presentations at IFAI Expo 2022. IFAI Expo will take place Oct. 12-14, 2022, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., with education Oct. 11-14. IFAI is accepting proposals for 50-minute classroom sessions …
Seaman Corp. launches XR-FR, a fire-retardant flexible geomembrane

December 20, 2021  |  News, Products

Seaman Corp. of Wooster, Ohio, has released a new fire-retardant geomembrane, XR-FR, in its XR Geomembranes product line. With the product line’s history of proven performance, a fire-retardant flexible geomembrane has been introduced into the product lineup. The XR-FR product is appropriate for u…
Geosynthetics Conference 2023 opens Call for Proposals

December 17, 2021  |  Events, News

Start making plans to be part of the technical program at the Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. This is your chance to propose and organize a session. Proposals can include technical paper sessions, panel discussions, in-depth two-hour workshops or any type of uniq…
FHWA delivers largest federal highway apportionment in decades as part of infrastructure law funding

December 17, 2021  |  News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Dec. 15, 2021, that it is providing $52.5 billion in funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The $52.5 billion in apportioned fu…
Geosynthetic capping sealing system rehabilitates the Croatian Osojnica landfill

December 16, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

The landfill will become a green hill that blends perfectly into the landscape of the idyllic coastal region. The Croatian municipality of Matulji is an idyllic seaside resort on Kvarner Bay in northwestern Croatia, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Rijeka. The Osojnica landfill is another 3 miles (5 km)…
Deep Foundations Institute issues call for abstracts for 47th annual conference

December 15, 2021  |  Events

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is accepting abstracts accepted until Jan. 14, 2022, for original technical papers and panel sessions for the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations (DFI47), being held Oct. 4–7, 2022, in National Harbor, Md. The annual conference theme is “Leading wi…