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 …

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 …

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 …

FGI to host webinar on interface shear testing for geocomposites

April 4, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar, “Multi-Layer Interface Shear Testing” on April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will discuss multi-layer interface shear testing for composite liner systems including the pros and cons of multi-layer interface testing compared to single-layer interface testing and best-practices for performing multi-layer interface tests. Finally, …

GSI to host webinar on geotextile filters

March 27, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geotextile Filters: Concerns and Issues,” on April 10, 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. It is roughly estimated that geotextiles have been used in more than …

DFI to present S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization Seminar in Minneapolis

March 20, 2019

Registration is open for the Deep Foundation Institute’s (DFI’s) S3: Slope-Support-Stabilization seminar, Aug. 6–9, 2020, at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Minn. This two-day technical seminar, organized by eight DFI Technical Committees, focuses on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. The state-of-the-practice technical program …

Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

March 19, 2019

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and CEO Steve Schiffman calls an “investment in the …

GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

March 15, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on March 20, 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. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, …