IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

GeoAmericas 2020 moved to October due to coronavirus outbreak

After extensive evaluation and broad debate with IGS and representatives of the main supporters of the event, the GeoAmericas 2020 Organizing Committee decided to change the date of the conference to Oct. 26–29, 2020. The conference will still be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this unique moment of alertness and consternation and which has …

GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

March 16, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on March 25, 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. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil …

IECA Region One and GMA announce co-located conference in 2021

March 4, 2020

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will co-locate the Geosynthetics Conference with the IECA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21–24, 2021. The combined conferences are anticipated to attract more than 3,000 attendees and double the exhibition area …

Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. “This event was born through the remarkable stories of …

Tensar to host webinar on separation materials

February 19, 2020

Tensar Corp. will sponsor a webinar, “Maintaining Separation of Fine-Grained Soils,” on Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. EST. The options available to the designer for maintaining the integrity of granular fill layers which are placed over fine-grained soils to provide a stable surface will be discussed. Multiple design approaches are available for addressing this common …

Layfield sponsors Contractor Seminar in Edmonton

February 11, 2020

Layfield is excited to announce the 2020 Contractor Seminar in Edmonton, Alb., Canada. Layfield will share its knowledge and experience on the following topics: geosynthetic solutions for building roads, pads and yards in Alberta; jobsite erosion and sediment control measures; and geomembranes for containment and vapor management in 2020. The speaker for the day is …

Presto Geosystems to host webcast on GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement

February 5, 2020

Presto Geosystems will sponsor a webcast, “Repair and Prevent Slope Erosion with GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement,” on Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. CST. Earthen slopes are naturally susceptible to erosion due to gravity, water and surcharge loads. Slope failure can lead to unsightly conditions, landscape and property damage, stormwater issues and costly repairs. The GEOWEB Slope …

FGI to host webinar on floating cover systems

January 31, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Floating Cover Systems for Reservoirs and Ponds,” on Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. CST. This webinar will discuss the different types of floating cover systems available for various reservoirs and ponds. In particular, this webinar will discuss the design, factory fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of …

TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Course

January 27, 2020

For the past 15 years, engineers, regulators, and other waste management professionals have come to Austin, Texas, to attend the geosynthetic containment system construction quality assurance (CQA) training course developed by TRI/Environmental. This year, the traditional back-to-back single-day courses are combined under a single course name: “QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems.”  What’s different …