2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 Announces Show Stopper Winners

November 9, 2020

IFAI Virtual Expo announced the Show Stopper winners for the year, including the most popular products in the virtual exhibit halls. The ninth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to hardware and accessories.  Designed to recognize the most popular new …

Propex GeoSolutions receives awards for sustainability and innovative collaboration

October 23, 2020

Propex GeoSolutions received the Sustainability Project of the Year Award for its Mountain Creek Streambank Stabilization project from Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC). This award recognizes projects that are significant to the Tennessee Valley and address the triple bottom line of sustainability. Additionally, Propex was awarded Innovative Collaboration of the Year. “We are honored to …

GSI announces GSI Fellowship awardees

September 29, 2020

The 2020–21 Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) Fellowship proposals have been reviewed by Dr. George Koerner, Dr. Grace Hsuan and the GSI Board of Advisors (BOA). GSI is pleased to announce that the recipients of this year’s $5,000 awards have been chosen.  As in previous years, the candidate must be either pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree …

IGS invites nominations for renowned Giroud Lecture

August 13, 2020

One of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS’s) most prestigious lecture opportunities for talented individuals in the geosynthetics industry is now open for nominations. Nominations are being invited for consideration to deliver the flagship IGS Giroud Lecture at the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome in September 2022. Established in 1994 and first awarded …

DFI announces 2020 Outstanding Project Award winner

June 23, 2020

The winner of the 2020 DFI (Deep Foundations Institute) Outstanding Project Award (OPA) is the team of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (geotechnical and environmental services), Malcolm Drilling Company (foundation contractor), and Condon-Johnson & Associates (shoring contractor) for the innovative foundation design of the Chase Center in San Francisco. The award will be presented during …

International Achievement Awards

April 1, 2020

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications.  The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 …

IECA recognizes leaders at the 2020 Annual Conference awards luncheon

March 26, 2020

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One announced winners for its environmental excellence awards at the 2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in February. The environmental excellence, outstanding professional of the year and sustained contributor awards recognize outstanding achievements in the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management industry. In addition, IECA recognized an outstanding sustained …