FGI offers PDH credit for webinars

July 18, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that provides engineers with one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 13 webinars in its online library and is offering an additional four live webinars this year: CCR Regulations …

ARTBA chair Alger calls for permanent Highway Trust Fund revenue solution at House hearing

July 17, 2019

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chair Bob Alger today called on Congress to increase investment in the transit Capital Investment Program (CIG) but said it is best achieved in the broader context of legislation that provides a permanent revenue solution for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Alger, chairman of Connecticut-based Lane Construction …

Technical program available for DFI’s S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization Conference in Minneapolis

July 16, 2019

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has published the complete program for S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization conference, Aug. 6–9, at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minn. It is available at www.dfi.org/S3-2019. This technical conference, organized by eight DFI Technical Committees, focuses on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes …

TeMa opens South African office

July 15, 2019

TeMa (Technologies & Material S.R.L) has officially opened its wholly owned African subsidiary, TeMa South Africa. The business will have its sales office and stock warehouse based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will aim to service the complete sub-Saharan region of the continent. Darryn Meisel has been appointed as the new company’s CEO and is …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics and erosion control

July 12, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on June 12, 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. The estimated society cost of landslides in the U.S. is estimated at $2–5 …

Alvarado to speak at the DFI Annual Conference in Chicago

July 9, 2019

Linda Alvarado, president of Alvarado Construction and a limited partner in the ownership group of the Colorado Rockies, is presenting the 2019 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, in Chicago, Oct. 14–18, 2019. Her talk is titled, Embracing Change: It is Brains, Not Just …

EPA proposes approval of Georgia’s coal ash permit program, encourages other states to follow suit

June 25, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Georgia’s permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals—commonly known as coal ash—from certain coal-fired power plants. “EPA encourages other states to follow Georgia’s lead and assume oversight of coal ash management within their borders,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA is committed to working with …

HUESKER to host free webinar on canal lining systems

June 24, 2019

HUESKER will sponsor a free webinar, “Canal Lining Systems,” on June 27, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will focus on HUESKER’s Canal3 lining system. The Canal3 geocomposite provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades. Canal3 is cost-effective and reduces installation time due to wider-width materials. …

Environmental Specialties International acquires Patriot Environmental

June 20, 2019

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, announces that it has acquired Patriot Environmental of Meeker, Okla. Founded in 2012, Patriot has quickly grown to become a leading specialty contractor serving Texas and Oklahoma. Operating from offices in Odessa, Texas, and Meeker, Okla., Patriot is …

Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector …