Tenax presents GRAVEL LOCK, a composite for retaining gravel

March 21, 2019

Italian company Tenax’s new product GRAVEL LOCK is a geocomposite made up of a cuspated, rolled high-density polyethylene geogrid coupled with a polypropylene nonwoven fabric. It is ideal for creating draining and stable gravel floors for pedestrian and vehicular passage, the shape in rolls and the reduced amount of gravel required for filling (less than …

DFI to present S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization Seminar in Minneapolis

March 20, 2019

Registration is open for the Deep Foundation Institute’s (DFI’s) S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization seminar, Aug. 6–9, 2020, at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Minn. This two-day technical seminar, organized by eight DFI Technical Committees, focuses on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. The state-of-the-practice technical program …

GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

March 15, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on March 20, 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 inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, …

IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an unrivaled face-to-face environment, where networking …

TRI Environmental hosting Short Course Training Week in April

March 11, 2019

TRI Environmental will sponsor Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas, April 7–12. The training week includes multiple courses with optional certification, including the following. Liner integrity surveys/assessments (LISA) April 7 Electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are the state-of-the-art nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The Liner Integrity Survey and Assessment (LISA) course …

FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and …

Early registration deadline approaches for NY solid waste conference and trade show

March 7, 2019

The early conference registration deadline and the Sagamore Hotel room block deadline for the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations 2019 Conference and Trade Show is April 15. The conference, to be held May 19–22 in Bolton Landing, N.Y., features some 700 attendees who come for the technical program of 90 presentations and the dynamic …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 roundtable focuses on geocomposite peel testing

March 6, 2019

On February 12 during the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, a roundtable discussion was held regarding geocomposite peel testing and a potential new approach for testing of this index property. The session was moderated by Richard Thiel and included approximately 65 attendees. The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the …

U.S. construction spending at record high for 2018

March 5, 2019

The Department of Commerce announced March 4 that U.S. construction spending reached a record level in 2018, rising 4.1% to $1.3 trillion, beating the previous record high of $1.16 trillion set in 2006. Despite the record high, the percentage increase was the lowest since 2011. Public construction fell 0.6 percent, a drop fueled by a …

Rebuilding roads, replacing transmission lines damaged during Hurricane Michael in Florida’s Panhandle

March 1, 2019

Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Florida’s power grid network, leveling more than 100 transmission towers in a 34-mile (55-km) right-of-way from Port St. Joe to Callaway. This right-of-way crosses swampy, remote and hard-to-reach areas, making rebuilding the grid even more challenging. This extremely wet, muddy ground prevented Duke Energy repair vehicles from accessing the …