Geosynthetics pioneer Robert M. Koerner and wife pass away

December 3, 2019

Robert M. Koerner and his wife Pauline W. Koerner have passed away. The Koerner family has released information on their passing to GSI Members. The notice to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) says, “It is with regret and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert M. and Pauline W. Koerner. As you know Bob was …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic reinforced MSE walls

December 2, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls; Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement” on Dec. 11, 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. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls represent a …

FGI to host webinar on factory fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 27, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Factory Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes,” on Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 p.m. CST. Please note the late start time, as this webinar will be simultaneously broadcast in Australia in collaboration with the Australian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society This webinar will …

The second edition of the Eurasian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS 2019) convened successfully

November 25, 2019

By Flora Zhao Geosynthetics, as an important category of industrial textiles, are widely used in water conservancy, highways, railways, ports, construction, etc., and play an important role in national infrastructure construction and the development of the national economy. “Industrial textiles, owing to high technology, wide application, strong driving effect, and large market potential, are becoming …

DFI announces call for abstracts for 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, from Oct. 13–16, 2020. The theme of the conference is People. Purpose. Passion. The conference will showcase a profession at the top of its game, highlighting the hard work, …

GSI to host webinar on soil consolidation using wick drains

November 13, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs,” on Nov. 27, 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. Wick drains, also called prefabricated vertical drains or PVDs, consist …

IFCEE 2021 issues call for abstracts

November 8, 2019

The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Geo-Institute of the ASCE (G-I), and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) will again join to host the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2021) from May 10–14, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Industry Members interested in making a presentation at IFCEE 2021 should submit …

IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

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 …