Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3, 2020

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings   Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complement …

Glen Toepfer hosting webinar on avoiding project delays in an era of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Glen Toepfer will sponsor a free webinar on avoiding COVID-19-related project delays, on March 27 at 1 p.m. EDT. Project delays in containment system construction have started, and the reality is we do not yet know how much or how long our projects will be affected by COVID-19. As an industry, proper planning can help keep …

EPA proposes additional amendments to the regulations for coal combustion residuals

February 20, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities. “This proposal is the last in a set of four planned actions we are taking under the Trump Administration to stabilize coal ash regulations …

Industrial Fabrics Association International partners with Alliance Funding Group to provide fast financing at competitive rates

February 7, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has partnered with Alliance Funding Group to provide members of IFAI fast financing at competitive rates. IFAI’s Vice President of New Business Development, Andrew Aho says, “IFAI is enthusiastic about offering members access to one more resource when considering financing equipment or looking for working capital. Alliance Funding Group has been providing …

Water-conducting membrane allows carbon dioxide to transform into fuel more efficiently

Methanol is a versatile and efficient chemical used as fuel in the production of countless products. Carbon dioxide (CO2), on the other hand, is a greenhouse gas that is the unwanted byproduct of many industrial processes. Converting CO2 to methanol is one way to put CO2 to good use. In research recently published in Science, …

DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Foundation announce a new scholarship fund

January 31, 2020

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the Terracon Foundation announce the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund, whichwillprovide scholarships to engineering students attending any U.S. college or university. The endowment was established through a generous $50,000 National Partner Grant from the Terracon Foundation. The foundation’s pledge will be used to annually …

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. …

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 …

2020 TRB Annual Meeting mobile app now available

December 17, 2019

Download the TRB Annual Meeting mobile app prior to arriving at the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12–16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. To download the app, search “TRB 2020” in the App Store or Google Play. When opening the app for the first time, enter the same email address used to register for the annual …

FGI CCR short course addresses current regulations and solutions

December 16, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a short course in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2019, at the Center City Building to a sold-out crowd. The short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).   …