Robert Motis joins EC Applications

August 26, 2020

EC Applications (ECA), an Anaheim, Calif., based geosynthetics installer, has announced that Robert (Bob) Motis has accepted the newly created position of vice president–construction. Motis will provide key leadership to the EC Applications Construction Group with a focus on leadership development/professional growth, construction operations oversight and consistent delivery of operational excellence. Motis joins ECA with …

Registration for IFAI Virtual Expo is open

August 25, 2020

IFAI Expo is going completely virtual and will be hosted online Nov. 2–12, 2020. By registering for IFAI Virtual Expo, attendees can attend education sessions, virtual networking events, keynote speakers and browse through a virtual show floor filled with exhibitors displaying their latest products and services. What can you expect from an IFAI Virtual Expo? Find …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic applications used in heap leach mining

August 24, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics applications used in heap leach mining,” on September 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The chemical extraction of precious metals from low-grade ore and …

IGS invites nominations for renowned Giroud Lecture

August 13, 2020

One of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS’s) most prestigious lecture opportunities for talented individuals in the geosynthetics industry is now open for nominations. Nominations are being invited for consideration to deliver the flagship IGS Giroud Lecture at the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome in September 2022. Established in 1994 and first awarded …

Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns

Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high demands for personal protection equipment (PPE). Raven BioFlex™ I270C is a high-strength polyethylene film used in the manufacturing of nonsurgical disposable medical isolation gowns. BioFlex™ film is manufactured with premium quality colorless polyethylene for the production of high-demand …

GMA announces 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer

August 12, 2020

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has just announced the 2021–2023 Koerner Awardee and Lecturer, Dr. Jie Han, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE. Dr. Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and has been an active member of the geosynthetics community for many years.  He becomes the third recipient …

GSI hosts geomembranes in hydraulic applications webinar

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembranes in hydraulic applications (dams, canals, reservoirs, tunnels, pipes),” on September 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion …

GSI to host webinar on failed MSE walls

August 10, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “A database and analysis of 320 failed MSE walls with geosynthetic reinforcement,” on September 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth walls, berms …

Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to …

Benefit/cost analysis as it relates to service life of geosynthetics

August 1, 2020

On the surface, performing a benefit/cost (B/C) analysis is a straightforward process. However, ensuring that such an analysis is accurate and thorough is a much more nuanced task. In 2008, Bob Koerner laid out the procedure for geomembranes in Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI) White Paper #12 “GS Selection Based on B/C Ratio.” This article expands …