Register now for fall GMA Lobby Day

September 20, 2019

Registration is now open for the GMA fall Lobby Day, to be held October 28–29, in Washington, D.C. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s lobbying efforts along …

51st Geotechnical Engineering Conference registration opens

September 19, 2019

Registration is now open for the 51st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held November 14, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference features the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field, including MSE walls, geofoam, levees, dams and other geosynthetics-related topics. The conference will be useful to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers; geologists; structural, hydraulic …

Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide

September 16, 2019

The annual call for listings in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide opened September 16. Thousands of companies, engineers and government agencies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials, as well as services related …

IFAI opens registration for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

September 12, 2019

Registration is now open for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. Register now to secure your spot for this brand-new format featuring more than 50 case study presentations. You can take a peek at everything you have to look forward to on the full schedule, and we can’t wait to see you in Charleston. To learn …

IGS announces 2020 Chinese geosynthetics conference and expo

September 6, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society announced the 10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics and 2020 International Exhibition on Geosynthetics Products and Equipment will be held in Chengdu, China, May 27– 31, 2020. The meeting is organized by Southwest Jiaotong University under the auspices of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics and Chinese Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society. …

TRB accepting geosynthetics webinar proposals through Oct. 15

September 5, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting webinar proposals related to Committee AFS70 on Geosynthetics, which pertains to the analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetics used in transportation facilities. TRB offers these guidelines for those interested in submitting a webinar proposal: 1. Focus on practical messages, things that can be applied on the job. 2. …

GMA highlights new product type search in interactive online membership directory

September 4, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced product type search capability for its online interactive membership directory. The directory, available to the general public, allows searching by company name, location, geographic area on an interactive map and product type. It lists all GMA members, including their contact information, website urls and more. To search the directory, …

Researchers develop better method to remove toxic dyes from wastewater using nanofiber webs

August 28, 2019

From health care to fracking and beyond, the ability to clean wastewater is vital in many fields. A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods. Their results are described …

HUESKER to sponsor webinar on soil reinforcement products

August 27, 2019

HUESKER Inc. will host a free webinar, “Relevant Properties of Soil Reinforcement Products,” on Sept. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetics can be manufactured from different polymers. The mechanical behavior of geosynthetic products depend on the material used for their fabrication. This webinar will address important concepts related to strength, stress/strain behavior …

GeoMEast 2019 regular registration deadline is August 30

August 26, 2019

The regular registration deadline for GeoMEast 2019, the Middle East’s largest geotechnical, geosynthetics, infrastructure and construction congress, is August 30. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Historic Cairo Marriott Hotel, Nov. 10–14, 2019, in Egypt. GeoMEast 2019 is a source for lectures, presentations, workshops and short courses exploring geotechnical, geosynthetics, geological, and …