Propex receives IAA awards for geosynthetic projects

November 10, 2022  |  News

Propex recently received the Award of Excellence and Best in Category – Geosynthetic Miscellaneous at the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Propex won for Des Moines Riverbank Stabilization – Fabric names Armormax and Sc…
FGI webinar – Strengths And Uncertainties Regarding PFAS Containment By Modern Liner Systems – Nov. 10

November 9, 2022  |  News

A Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) webinar on the Strengths and Uncertainties Regarding PFAS Containment by Modern Liner Systems will take place on November 10 at noon CST, 1 p.m. EST (live); November 11, 2022 at noon AEST (Pre-recorded – Australia); November 11, 2022 at noon CAT (Pre-re…
Notice of expiration for DOT Construction Materials Waiver and New Proposed Waiver for Certain Contracts and Solicitations announced

November 8, 2022  |  News

The Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks to maximize the use of American-made products and materials in all federally funded projects as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Build America, Buy America Act (the Act), which was included in the historic Bipartisan Infra…
DFI presents President’s Award

November 8, 2022  |  News

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) President Michael Wysockey, Ph.D., P.E., recently presented three President’s Awards at the DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. Established in 2016, the DFI President’s Awards are given at the discretion of the DFI president to recognize the outstandi…
Letter to the Editor – A few more words about smart welders

November 7, 2022  |  News

Editor’s note: The October/November 2022 issue of Geosynthetics featured the article Evaluating New Technologies To Limit Geomembrane Destructive Testing written by Evan Andrews, P.E., PMP and Kenneth R. Daly, P.E. Dear Mr. Kerfoot, I read with great interest the article entitled “Evaluating New…
New York to receive $200 million in IIJA funding

November 4, 2022  |  News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced New York has received nearly $207 million in clean water funding awarded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, or also known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) for water infrastructure improvements. This is the first install…
AASHTO elects 2022-2023 president, vice president

November 3, 2022  |  News

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has elected Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, as its 2022-2023 president during its 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando. The board also elected Paul Ajegba, directo…
2022 IAA geosynthetics project winners announced

November 2, 2022  |  News

The 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) winners were announced recently at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. “Award of Excellence” and “Outstanding Achievement Award” recipients were showcased…
Evaluating the benefits of geogrid in foundation applications with onsite testing

November 1, 2022  |  News

A key challenge in getting geosynthetics more widely accepted in the industry is to use them not only on keynote projects, but smaller, everyday projects. To do this, we must help design engineers quantify the benefits of the geosynthetic and this is especially applicable in the stabilization applic…
TOPS webinar – Concrete Over Concrete Unbonded Overlays – November 8

October 31, 2022  |  News

You’re invited to join the FHWA Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS) Every Day Counts team for a webinar on November 8, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. ET highlighting concrete over concrete unbonded (COC-U) overlays. You can register here. Hear success stories from North Carolina DOT and thei…