IFAI announces new Textile Career Center

September 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced a new online career resource: the Textile Career Center. This new initiative will offer IFAI members, and the industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. For job seekers, the Textile Career Center will serve as a tool to find and apply …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 plenaries designed to inform

September 12, 2018

The geotechnical industry is complex, from constant roadway stabilization efforts to catastrophic hurricane recovery. Join your peers for four plenaries at Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, each presented in a selective format by topic experts, best suited to highlight hard-hitting challenges. Monday, February 11, 8–9:45 a.m. Topic: Hurricane Harvey Response and Mitigation Moderator: Robert Gilbert, …

Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute …

McAdams acquires G&A Consultants

September 10, 2018

McAdams, a North Carolina-based engineering and design firm, announced the company’s acquisition of Texas-based engineering and design firm, G&A Consultants (G&A). The firms will operate in Texas under a temporarily combined identity, G&A | McAdams, until fully transitioning to McAdams. During this transition, McAdams will continue to operate under the name McAdams in North Carolina. …

ARTBA testifies to House committee against century-old rule ‘stifling’ innovation in transportation

September 7, 2018

A 1916 rule enacted by President Woodrow Wilson’s administration is curbing 21st-century transportation innovations that could improve safety and quality on the nation’s major roadways, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said in Sept. 5 testimony submitted to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee. At issue is 23 CFR 635.411, a 102-year-old federal …

Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers …

Idaho Transportation Department receives largest grant in its history

September 5, 2018

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) received $90.24 million in infrastructure grants in August, the largest grant ITD had ever received. It will be used to ease congestion on Interstate 84 in Nampa, Idaho, part of a larger project along I-84 corridor between Boise and Caldwell. “The project is expected to Improve safety by significantly reducing serious …

Early registration deadline for GeoDallas is Sept. 17, register now to get the best rates

September 4, 2018

Join more than 100 geotechnical practitioners in Dallas for this educational event. To get the best rates, register by Sept. 17. Attendees will earn 14 professional development hours (PDH) over two full days while learning the latest developments in geosynthetics materials and the best practices for designing with geosynthetics all under the conference theme: Geosynthetics in …

FAA to award $616.9 million in infrastructure grants to airports

August 29, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on Aug. 24 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “The department has been investing heavily in our nation’s airport …

Airport research project ideas sought

August 28, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) seeks potential synthesis study topics as part of the upcoming activities of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Topics may be submitted at any time; however, the deadline for the upcoming submission cycle is Sept. 21. This year, submit topics through ACRP’s IdeaHub. Sign into IdeaHub using previously created MyACRP information, …