TRB webinar on airport pavement applications and maintenance

January 15, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Feb. 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management and Research Report 178: Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports. The webinar will discuss the …

TRB Annual Meeting is Jan. 7–11, 2018

January 6, 2018

More than 13,000 people—including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia—are expected to gather for the Transportation Research Board’s 97th Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 7–11, 2018, and will involve thousands of presentations at nearly 800 sessions and …

GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulics

January 3, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications,” on Jan. 10, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s population) in 60 countries will have inadequate freshwater. This alarming prediction suggests that water must be hydraulically transferred …

TRB offers webinar on getting the most from the TRB Annual Meeting

December 12, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST, that will help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience. The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other …

GSI offers online course on QA/QC of geosynthetics in waste containment

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” on Jan. 30 and 31, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. This online course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics …

EPA releases list of Superfund sites targeted

December 11, 2017

On Dec. 8, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of Superfund sites that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. The 21 sites on the list—from across the United States—are in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations, issued this summer, calling for this list. “By …

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

AGRU America to extrude world’s largest HDPE pipe

In a press release dated Dec. 6, 2017, AGRU America said that half a century of experience in plastics processing and a $40 million investment is what it takes to manufacture the world’s largest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe. AGRU had to overcome major technical challenges to achieve perfect roundness, homogeneous wall thickness and completely …

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

Rhode Island DOT replaces bridge in 80 hours using GRS-IBS technology; releases video

December 5, 2017

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Sept. 23, 2016, using a geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). According to the Federal Highway Administration and RIDOT, the technique allowed crews to cut the construction time for the bridge from one year to 80 hours. …