IECA releases call for abstracts for 2020 conference

April 18, 2019

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) released it’s call for abstracts for the 2020 IECA Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 23–26, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 31, 2019. Session types include case studies, technical papers, workshops, industry roundtables, fireside chats, posters, product case studies and 30-minute sessions. …

Crafco acquires Telfer Pavement Technologies’ Anderson, Calif., operations

April 16, 2019

Crafco announced it has acquired Telfer Pavement Technologies’ (TPT) Anderson, Calif., operations. The move augments Crafco’s pavement preservation lineup while bolstering its presence across the West Coast, the company said in a prepared statement. Through the addition, Crafco will offer an array of paving fabrics, shade cloths, geogrids, gabions and erosion-control materials. It will also …

Family Investment Group acquires Propex European operations

April 10, 2019

Family Investment Group, which specializes in polymer woven and nonwoven fabrics and coatings, announced it has acquired all controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s (“Propex”) European operations and will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions. The agreement also includes the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S., which is expected to be exercised …

Applications being accepted for DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations professional development grants

April 1, 2019

The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee are awarding five grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations to attend DFI’s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Chicago, Oct. 15–18, 2019. The grant includes free conference registration and covers related expenses for attending …

IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an unrivaled face-to-face environment, where networking …

TRI Environmental hosting Short Course Training Week in April

March 11, 2019

TRI Environmental will sponsor Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas, April 7–12. The training week includes multiple courses with optional certification, including the following. Liner integrity surveys/assessments (LISA) April 7 Electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are the state-of-the-art nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The Liner Integrity Survey and Assessment (LISA) course …

FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 roundtable focuses on geocomposite peel testing

March 6, 2019

On February 12 during the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, a roundtable discussion was held regarding geocomposite peel testing and a potential new approach for testing of this index property. The session was moderated by Richard Thiel and included approximately 65 attendees. The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the …

U.S. construction spending at record high for 2018

March 5, 2019

The Department of Commerce announced March 4 that U.S. construction spending reached a record level in 2018, rising 4.1% to $1.3 trillion, beating the previous record high of $1.16 trillion set in 2006. Despite the record high, the percentage increase was the lowest since 2011. Public construction fell 0.6 percent, a drop fueled by a …

GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced …