Suits steps down and Othman named co-editor of ASTM’s Geotechnical Testing Journal

December 15, 2017

On Dec. 15, 2017, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) announced L. David Suits is stepping down as co-editor of the Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ) and that Majdi Othman will assume the role of co-editor of GTJ in January 2018. Suits has been an active member of ASTM since 1978 and has …

IGS Awards deadline Jan. 31, 2018

Have you considered submitting a nomination for a 2018 IGS Award as a way of recognizing success and excellence? The IGS Awards will be presented in 2018 to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, or associated technologies through their scientific …

ASCE makes Rowe Terzaghi lecture available online

December 14, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has made the 53rd Karl Terzaghi Lecture from 2017’s Geotechnical Frontiers conference available online. The lecture, presented by Dr. R. Kerry Rowe, is entitled “Protecting the Environment with Geosynthetics: Success and Challenges,” and was presented March 14, 2017, at the conference in Orlando, Fla. Rowe is professor and …

Geosynthetics: To protect and conserve

December 13, 2017

Geosynthetics are part of a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure that helps to treat, store and deliver clean water around the world. If you’ve had a glass of clean water today, you can likely thank a fabric-based product. Geosynthetics perform behind-the-scenes work to ensure communities have access to adequate potable water and clean waterways. Geosynthetic uses also …

TRB offers webinar on getting the most from the TRB Annual Meeting

December 12, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST, that will help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience. The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other …

GSI offers online course on QA/QC of geosynthetics in waste containment

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” on Jan. 30 and 31, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This online course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics …

EPA releases list of Superfund sites targeted

December 11, 2017

On Dec. 8, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of Superfund sites that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. The 21 sites on the list—from across the United States—are in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations, issued this summer, calling for this list. “By …

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

AGRU America to extrude world’s largest HDPE pipe

In a press release dated Dec. 6, 2017, AGRU America said that half a century of experience in plastics processing and a $40 million investment is what it takes to manufacture the world’s largest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe. AGRU had to overcome major technical challenges to achieve perfect roundness, homogeneous wall thickness and completely …

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …