IECA 2018 hotel reservations open

September 6, 2017

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 11–14, 2018, announced the opening of the conference Hotel Block at agreed-upon rates at several hotels near the Long Beach Convention Center. The special rates are available Feb. 5–19, 2018, and include rooms at the Hyatt (conference headquarters hotel), Courtyard …

Save the date: GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

September 5, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to …

Raven Industries acquires Colorado Lining International

August 23, 2017

Raven Industries Inc. announced Aug. 22, 2017, that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Colorado Lining International Inc., headquartered in Parker, Colo. The cash transaction is expected to close in September with Raven paying approximately $14 million and the potential for up to $2 million in …

IFAI announces Annual Meeting and division meetings at IFAI Expo

August 21, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Annual Meeting at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. All members of IFAI are invited to attend. “You’ll find out about …

ASCE publishes selected papers from Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in new e-book

August 18, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the e-book Geotechnical Frontiers 2017: Waste Containment, Barriers, Remediation, and Sustainable Geoengineering, edited by Thomas L. Brandon and Richard J. Valentine, which includes selected papers from the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference, held in Orlando, Fla., March 12–15, 2017. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geo-Institute of …

AGRU offers webinar on protecting concrete infrastructure with AGRU Sure-Grip

August 17, 2017

AGRU America will host a webinar on protecting concrete with AGRU Sure-Grip liners on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Concrete is the most popular building material in the world, but even this ubiquitous material is susceptible to damage. Engineers have presented ingenious designs over the years to protect critical concrete structures with …

President Trump issues executive order aimed at ‘discipline and accountability’ in major infrastructure environmental permitting

August 16, 2017

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order Aug. 15, 2017, generally limiting the time to conduct federal environmental review and issue environmental permits to two years for major infrastructure projects; outlining a new process intended to speed up the review and permitting process; and ordering steps to increase accountability in the process. The executive …

EPA releases interim final guidance on state CCR permit programs for comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made public an interim final guidance outlining the process and procedures EPA generally intends to use to review and make determinations on state coal combustion residual (CCR) permit programs This document provides guidance to the states for developing and submitting a program to EPA for approval. The guidance …

Sustainable building and construction trade mission to Mexico

August 15, 2017

The deadline to join the United States Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico is imminent. This tailored trade mission will include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide green, innovative, and sustainable products and services to the commercial, industrial, and residential construction sectors from October 16-20, …

The Geosynthetic Institute announces 2017–18 fellowships

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of directors, announced their fellowship awards for the 2017–18 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree or a doctoral degree. The amount for each fellowship recipient …