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FHWA accepting grant applications for advanced transportation technologies

April 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 18, 2018, it is accepting applications for grants from a pool of up to $60 million in federal funding under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The grants will be made to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large-scale installation …

IFAI names new president and CEO

April 20, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, the new president and CEO of IFAI. He will replace Mary Hennessy, who is retiring June 1, 2018, after holding the position for the last six years. Schiffman had a long and successful career in publishing before …

IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

April 19, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the signing of an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) in New Delhi to provide representation for IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary …

ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary …

USDOT announces $1 billion in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

April 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced April 13, 2018, the release of more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and some federal land management agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses …

DFI accepting applications for women working in design/construction of deep foundations

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee will award five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Anaheim, California, Oct. 24–27, 2018. The grant includes free conference registration and covers …

IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this …

TenCate supports GMA

April 11, 2018

Since the mid-1980s, TenCate Geosynthetics has been an active member of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the parent company of Geosynthetics magazine. GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition to its member companies. TenCate said that of particular …

Call for candidates: IFAI Board of Directors

April 9, 2018

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now accepting applications to fill two director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. Both of these positions are for three-year terms. IFAI is announcing all of its volunteer leadership openings at this time, as well, in an effort to highlight the range …

HUESKER’s Olsta to be honored by ASTM

April 5, 2018

Based in Chicago, HUESKER Inc.’s business area manager for Tektoseal Jim Olsta will be honored with the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) International’s Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award on June 25, 2018, at the main meeting of the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock in San Diego, California. “When Jim Olsta …