Savannah River Nuclear Solutions wins award for geosynthetic coal ash project in South Carolina

October 22, 2018

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) received the Project Management Institute (PMI) Award for Project Excellence at the PMI Professional Awards Gala held in Los Angeles, Calif. in October for work completed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) D-Area Ash Basin Project in South Carolina. The prestigious award recognizes global, large and complex projects that deliver …

GSI to host webinar on disposal of CCR this Wednesday, GMA members get discounted rates

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals,” on Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. With coal representing more …

Leister introduces SEAMTEK W-900 AT low-voltage wedge welder

October 12, 2018

Leister Technical Textiles has released the SEAMTEK W-900 AT low-voltage wedge welder, an energy efficient and safe welder with direct transmission of power to a thin welding wedge. The W-900 welds at a speed of 98 feet (30 m) per minute, uses no energy when in standby mode, can reach the desired target temperature in …

FHWA video features GRS–IBS history and construction techniques

October 5, 2018

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) YouTube video showcases the history and construction techniques of the geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). The video illustrates how to build a GRS–IBS. It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspectors on the fundamentals of the GRS–IBS. The video follows the GRS–IBS Interim Implementation Guide (FHWA-HRT-11-026). The …

Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

Two amendments introduced by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in May, and the Senate passed it 93-6 earlier this week. …

Construction inspection of MSE walls, berms and slopes is focus of GSI online course

September 27, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host an online short course entitled “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” Nov. 6–8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. Robert M. Koerner and George Koerner will teach the course. All Geosynthetic Materials …

Registration opens for 2019 IECA conference and expo

September 26, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has opened registration and published the full schedule for the 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colo., Feb. 19–22. The 2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo brings together the most innovative minds in the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Attend this one-of-a-kind conference to connect with …

GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control, GMA members get discounted rates

September 25, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The estimated society cost of …

AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of AASHTO during the association’s annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in …

Registration opens for 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has opened registration for the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, in Washington, D.C. More than 13,000 transportation professionals will attend, including policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. The program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 …