IFAI issues call for presentations and special sessions for Geosynthetics Conference 2020

April 18, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) released a call for presentations and special sessions for the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. This is your opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues through a 30-minute in-depth case study. No formal papers are required. All accepted presenters must provide an extended …

IECA releases call for abstracts for 2020 conference

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) released it’s call for abstracts for the 2020 IECA Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 23–26, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 31, 2019. Session types include case studies, technical papers, workshops, industry roundtables, fireside chats, posters, product case studies and 30-minute sessions. …

GSI to host webinar on hydraulic applications

April 17, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications,” on April 24, 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. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s …

Crafco acquires Telfer Pavement Technologies’ Anderson, Calif., operations

April 16, 2019

Crafco announced it has acquired Telfer Pavement Technologies’ (TPT) Anderson, Calif., operations. The move augments Crafco’s pavement preservation lineup while bolstering its presence across the West Coast, the company said in a prepared statement. Through the addition, Crafco will offer an array of paving fabrics, shade cloths, geogrids, gabions and erosion-control materials. It will also …

ESI welcomes Bunch as project manager

April 12, 2019

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, welcomed Ryan Bunch to its team as project manager. Before joining ESI, Bunch worked at Southern Company for 14 years. During the past 10 years, he worked in the company’s engineering and construction services department managing contracts and the …

FGI presents engineering innovation for outstanding project award to Hull and Associates

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019, at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The second award, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Outstanding Fabricated Geomembrane Project, was presented to Hull & Associates …

FGI presents engineering innovation award to York

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas on Feb. 12, 2019, during the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The first, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Specifying Fabricated Geomembranes, was presented to J. C. York, P.E., of …

IGS introduces the Zornberg Lecture

April 11, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced the creation of the “Zornberg Lecture,” established in recognition of IGS past president Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major contributions to the geosynthetics discipline, of his leadership in conceiving and organizing the first IGS GeoAmericas conference, and of his continued fostering of the IGS presence across the Americas. The IGS Pan-American …

Family Investment Group acquires Propex European operations

April 10, 2019

Family Investment Group, which specializes in polymer woven and nonwoven fabrics and coatings, announced it has acquired all controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s (“Propex”) European operations and will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions. The agreement also includes the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., which is expected to be exercised …

GMA and IGS-NA to host webinar on leak detection sensitivity

April 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a webinar, “Leak Detection Sensitivity — What Does It Mean?” on April 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The ASTM standardized methodologies detail leak detection sensitivity testing for the various electrical leak location (ELL) methods. The term “sensitivity testing” is misleading, since …