Proposed ASTM geocells standard aims to support soil stability in road projects

January 23, 2020

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells—open-celled geosynthetics that help hold soils and rocks in place—in roadway projects. Geocells are commonly used in road construction, earth retention and other construction projects. According to ASTM International member Eli Cuelho, there is currently no standard for using geocells in geotechnical and roadway projects. …

Recently acquired portfolio of innovative solutions expands critical infrastructure offering

ClockSpring|NRI, the world’s leading manufacturer of engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, today announced that its concrete solutions division, acquired from Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, will be named GeoTree Solutions (GeoTree). “We are excited to be a part of the ClockSpring|NRI family of high-performance critical infrastructure solutions and to be marketing our …

GSI to host webinar on pond liners

January 20, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Feb. 19, 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. The first ponds lined with geomembranes were installed in the 1930s. That …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 22, 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. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet …

GeoCalgary abstract submission deadline extended to Jan. 31

January 17, 2020

The Technical Subcommittee decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission until Jan. 31. Authors whose abstracts are accepted by the confer­ence’s Technical Subcommittee will be notified by Feb. 14 and will be invited to submit full papers. Abstracts should fall under the following geotechnical themes:  Soil Mechanics and Foundations Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology Landslides …

AMI’S Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 to be held in March

January 13, 2020

The​ 15th edition of AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, on March 23–25, 2020. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 is recognized as the foremost platform to gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 …

MMI Textiles names Jeff Papalia vice president

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia as vice president. Papalia will be strategically located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for the new position …

Dr. Ian D. Peggs retires

January 8, 2020

After 40-plus years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made the strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL for the foreseeable future and to retire. Dr. Peggs will continue his own research and development and technical support projects. Dr. Peggs was awarded an honorary membership in the International Geosynthetics Society at …

Call for Candidates for IGS Council open

January 7, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold midterm elections in 2020. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect seven council members. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 5, 2020. The IGS encourages any IGS member who is interested in furthering the IGS …

DFI-PFSF to host piling and ground improvement conference in Australia

January 6, 2020

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling & Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 23-25, 2020, at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—is intended to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. …