Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29, 2021

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed …

Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent …

USACE releases work plan for fiscal 2021

January 28, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, of which Division D is the Energy and Water …

New study showing broad economic harm due to inadequate infrastructure investments coming Jan. 12

January 7, 2021

Report will detail higher costs to consumers, job losses and vulnerable industries The nation’s infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is critical for economic growth, essential industries to function, and consumers’ wallets and wellbeing. Americans every day feel the effects of the underinvestment in infrastructure when a water main breaks, when …

Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and …

ASCE, MRCTI and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host press teleconference on infrastructure resilience Dec. 16

December 16, 2020

Call on president-elect to champion new level of local resilience On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. Central, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) mayors joined by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ASCE representatives will urge Congress to pass the bipartisan Resilience Revolving Loan Fund bill, S. 3418, STORM Act. The impact of …

Civil engineers to grade Utah’s infrastructure through virtual news conference Dec. 16

December 15, 2020

The Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its preliminary findings from the 2020 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure tomorrow, Dec. 16, 2020, through a virtual news conference. The full report will be released in early January 2021 and will be accessible on the state’s Report Card page, which currently …

IECA Region One updates strategic plan

December 11, 2020

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) board of directors is committed to the growth and evolution of the association. The board recently updated IECA’s strategic plan to help identify resources to support membership through improved services to chapters, members, and professionals who protect soil and water resources. “During my term as board president, I’ve worked …

CET Infrastructure acquires CGL

December 4, 2020

CET Infrastructure acquired independent geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy, Card Geotechnics Ltd. (GCL). With headquarters in Surrey, UK, and some 75 staff operating from bases across the UK and Ireland, CGL is a consultancy providing innovative and pragmatic ground solutions for their current clients. They have a long history, working as specialist advisors to design and construction …

IGS launches Sustainability Committee

December 3, 2020

A new International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) committee has been created to further the understanding and use of geosynthetics in making a more sustainable world. The IGS Sustainability Committee was formed during a recent virtual meeting of IGS officers and Council Committee members. Chaired by IGS Vice President Nathalie Touze, the new body aims to improve …