Early registration deadline for GeoDallas is Monday, Sept. 17, register now to get the best rates

September 13, 2018

Join more than 100 geotechnical practitioners in Dallas for this educational event. To get the best rates, register by Monday, Sept. 17. Attendees will earn 14 professional development hours (PDH) over two full days while learning the latest developments in geosynthetics materials and the best practices for designing with geosynthetics all under the conference theme: Geosynthetics …

Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16, 2018

The public voting period for the inaugural Young Members Committee of the IGS Photo Competition is open. After a fantastic response from members all over the world, an independent judging panel have shortlisted eight finalists. Public voting will now decide the winner. Please vote for your favorite photos at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCWT8Q. Voting closes on August 31.

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GSI awards 2018–19 fellowships

August 7, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of advisors, has awarded GSI fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students worldwide studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees. The amount awarded to each fellowship recipient is $5,000. The fourteen …

New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2, 2018

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best practices as well as possible negative impacts of …

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Safe storage of mining waste focus of report

August 1, 2018

In December 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and GRID-Arendal, an organization that supports environmentally sustainable development in partnership with UN Environment and other collaborators, published “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident.” The report recommends mining companies adopt simple steps to reduce environmental destruction and death by changing the way they store …

Sen. John Hoeven, four former USDOT secretaries and three Trump Administration officials to speak July 19 at ARTBA’s P3s conference in D.C.

July 18, 2018

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will join former U.S. transportation secretaries Jim Burnley, Sam Skinner, Rodney Slater and Mary Peters as featured speakers on July 19 at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 30th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Senior Trump administration officials Alex …

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute highlights accomplishments and current activities

June 27, 2018

It has been more than a year since the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors, which occurred in March 2017 at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Fla. Officers and directors currently serving include Patrick Elliott, …

GEOKON certified to ISO 9001:2015

June 14, 2018

GEOKON Inc., a manufacturer of geotechnical and structural instrumentation, announced in a prepared statement on June 13, 2018, that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 from both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the U.S. and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in the U.K. as of June 1, …

ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary …

Babcock Power Environmental subsidiary acquires Geo-Synthetics Systems

March 29, 2018

Acting through a new subsidiary named Geo-Synthetics Systems LLC, Babcock Power Environmental Inc., a Babcock Power Inc. company, acquired substantially all of the assets of Geo-Synthetics, LLC, an installer of geosynthetic materials for industries such as energy, waste disposal, agricultural and industrial, according to a press release from Babcock’s financial advisor Cronus Partners LLC. “We are …