IGS issues response to European Commission on microplastics, geosynthetics

May 24, 2022  |  News

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) calls on the European Commission to fully understand the enormous sustainability benefits of geosynthetics when considering how to reduce microplastics in the environment. Geosynthetics are part of the solution. The IGS submitted its response t…
Beaulieu International Group releases sustainability report

May 23, 2022  |  News

With an annual report entitled “Here.We.Go” and a sustainability report “Shaping sustainable living, together,” Beaulieu International Group says it is focusing on a sustainable future. The Group’s has released its first sustainability report, built around a self-design…
Industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

May 20, 2022  |  News

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) hosted 32 emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry in an intensive May 16-17 introduction to federal legislative and regulatory advocacy issues…
Erosion-stable road embankments: Design and selection of system solutions

May 19, 2022  |  Case Studies, News

Erosion often occurs on road embankments when there is a strong and constant impact of precipitation due to local weather phenomena. Likewise, dry periods cause the soil to hold together no longer in agglomerates due to a lack of cohesion of the soil particles but to fall apart. In the next step, hi…
Committee leaders introduce bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022

May 18, 2022  |  News

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Water Resources and En…
IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17, 2022  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those re…
Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17, 2022  |  News

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchan…
Geosynthetics Conference 2023 abstracts due Friday

May 17, 2022  |  News

The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 call for abstracts deadline has been extended to May 20. of all types related to geosynthetics. Abstracts may be submitted online at https://geosyntheticsconference.com/technical-program/ All submissions must be non-commercial and 300 words or less. The 2023 Geosynt…
ERDCWERX, ERDC invite prototype concepts for ground stabilization materials

May 16, 2022  |  News

ERDCWERX, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), is seeking prototype concepts from non-traditional defense contractors that expedite vehicle maneuver across weak soils or degraded/under-designed infrastructure. Interested parties with or without a SAM.g…
DFI Educational Trust awards scholarships at the University of Illinois

May 13, 2022  |  News

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust recently awarded two $5,000 scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The awards were presented by Joseph Good, P.E., LEED AP, of Langan a…