IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an unrivaled face-to-face environment, where networking …

TRI Environmental hosting Short Course Training Week in April

March 11, 2019

TRI Environmental will sponsor Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas, April 7–12. The training week includes multiple courses with optional certification, including the following. Liner integrity surveys/assessments (LISA) April 7 Electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are the state-of-the-art nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The Liner Integrity Survey and Assessment (LISA) course …

FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 roundtable focuses on geocomposite peel testing

March 6, 2019

On February 12 during the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, a roundtable discussion was held regarding geocomposite peel testing and a potential new approach for testing of this index property. The session was moderated by Richard Thiel and included approximately 65 attendees. The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the …

U.S. construction spending at record high for 2018

March 5, 2019

The Department of Commerce announced March 4 that U.S. construction spending reached a record level in 2018, rising 4.1% to $1.3 trillion, beating the previous record high of $1.16 trillion set in 2006. Despite the record high, the percentage increase was the lowest since 2011. Public construction fell 0.6 percent, a drop fueled by a …

GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, 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. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced …

Registration open for the DFI 44th annual conference

January 21, 2019

Registration is open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 15–18, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves as a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel …

IFAI rolls out new member benefits

January 17, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has created new IFAI member benefits over the past year. The following is a listing of IFAI’s new member offerings for geosynthetics-related organizations, companies and individuals.   Textile Industry Retirement Plan An exclusive benefit available to U.S. IFAI members. By participating in the Textile Industry Retirement Plan, members can …

Reserve your exhibit space now for Geosynthetics Conference 2019

January 8, 2019

Make sure you are exhibiting at the 17th annual Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, February 10–13. This is the largest geosynthetics trade event in North America with more than 1,300 attendees in the geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors and installers fields. This is a great way to showcase your business to key buyers and …

GMA releases schedule for Geosynthetics Conference 2019 meetings, requests RSVPs

January 7, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association announces open meetings at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, which runs February 10–13 in Houston, Texas. All meetings are open to the public, and GMA requests all those who intend to attend RSVP. GMA meetings include those of the Erosion Control Focus Group, Geotextile Focus Group, Environmental Focus Group, Distributor Focus Group …