TRB accepting geosynthetics webinar proposals through Oct. 15

September 5, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting webinar proposals related to Committee AFS70 on Geosynthetics, which pertains to the analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetics used in transportation facilities. TRB offers these guidelines for those interested in submitting a webinar proposal: 1. Focus on practical messages, things that can be applied on the job. 2. …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

FGI presents engineering innovation for outstanding project award to Hull and Associates

April 12, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019, at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The second award, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Outstanding Fabricated Geomembrane Project, was presented to Hull & Associates …

FGI presents engineering innovation award to York

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas on Feb. 12, 2019, during the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The first, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Specifying Fabricated Geomembranes, was presented to J. C. York, P.E., of …

MnDOT tests structural synthetic fibers for use in thin concrete overlays

January 30, 2019

Concrete pavements usually measure 8 to 15 inches thick. For many of these pavements, designers recommend placing dowel bars at the joints during the pour to assist the transfer of wheel load from heavy commercial and agricultural vehicles across concrete slab joints. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has found that dowel bars are not …

IFAI will present webinars on California Prop 65

January 15, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply, …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 prices increase soon

January 3, 2019

Time is running out to save on your Geosynthetics Conference 2019 registration and hotel. Register for the conference by Jan. 13 to save up to $100 and book your hotel by Jan. 18 to receive the group discounted rate. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in new conversations and valuable networking with 1,300 plus industry leaders …

Modeling demonstrates benefit of geogrid-reinforced aggregate base

December 21, 2018

Improved modeling of geogrid for use with the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s pavement design software, MnPAVE Flexible, will allow pavement designers to simulate field tests of stiffness and resiliency in pavements over bases with and without geogrid. The department, known as MnDOT, is using modeling results from a recent study to develop a design input that quantifies the …

GSI to host short course on QA/QC in waste containment, GMA members get discounted rates

December 20, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a short course “Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Jan. 14–16, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This …

GSI to host webinar on pond liners, GMA members get discounted rates

December 18, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Jan. 10, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The first ponds lined with geomembranes were installed in the 1930s. That said, the …