IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have …

FGI offers PDH for webinar viewing

November 6, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that offers engineers one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 17 webinars in its online library. A PDH certificate will be issued to anyone who attends a live webinar …

East Coast Erosion Control receives award

November 1, 2019

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has awarded East Coast Erosion Control with the Transformation and Operational Excellence Award. The SCMEP, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. The Transformation and …

GSI to host webinar on disposal of coal combustion residuals

October 30, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals,” on Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. With coal representing more than 25% of energy sources, the disposal of …

$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16, 2019

Global geosynthetics research, education and training could receive an incredible uplift thanks to a new fundraising body. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals and businesses to make one-off …

GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

October 15, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on Oct. 23, 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. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil …

Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES plenary speakers announced

October 14, 2019

The Welcome Plenary of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, March 8–10, 2020, features three local case studies, each detailing a project in Charleston, S.C. Speakers represent the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC-DOT), S&ME Inc. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Attendees will learn how the unique challenges of design and installation in …

TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Week

October 11, 2019

TRI/Environmental is offering two one-day short courses, which may be taken singly or as a package. They are designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper construction quality control (CQC) and construction quality assurance (CQA) procedures at waste containment facilities. The courses provide ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification …

FGI offers coal combustion residuals short course in North Carolina

October 7, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day short course on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs): Current Regulations and Solutions. The short course will take place on Nov. 6 at the Center City Building near the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus. Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of current and emerging CCR regulations, local experience managing …

Award breakfast transforms into a networking event

October 4, 2019

Keynote speaker Thom Singer hosted IFAI’s annual award ceremony October 3 at Expo 2019, continuing his message to “see people.” As Expo exhibitors and attendees entered the breakfast event, Singer encouraged people to separate from familiar colleagues and sit with new people. This year’s award ceremony was infused with an additional goal—that of networking with …