USDOT announces $500 Million funding through TIGER program

September 7, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. “The TIGER grant program is a highly competitive program whose winners will be awarded with the funding they need …

Afitex-Texel releases design guidance for protection from soil gas infiltration

September 6, 2017

Originally published in French by Groupe Alphard Inc. and translated and updated by Afitex-Texel, the resource “Design Guidance Document for the Protection of Buildings Against Soil Gas Infiltrations” is now available. The document discusses DRAINTUBE™ technology, a product that combines geosynthetic and pipe technology. Engineers have used DRAINTUBETM on hundreds of projects around the world. …

ECTC releases RECPs spec

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) recently updated their Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specification includes charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the industry …

IECA 2018 hotel reservations open

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 11–14, 2018, announced the opening of the conference Hotel Block at agreed-upon rates at several hotels near the Long Beach Convention Center. The special rates are available Feb. 5–19, 2018, and include rooms at the Hyatt (conference headquarters hotel), Courtyard …

GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor …

Save the date: GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

September 5, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to …

Raven Industries acquires Colorado Lining International

August 23, 2017

Raven Industries Inc. announced Aug. 22, 2017, that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Colorado Lining International Inc., headquartered in Parker, Colo. The cash transaction is expected to close in September with Raven paying approximately $14 million and the potential for up to $2 million in …

IFAI announces Annual Meeting and division meetings at IFAI Expo

August 21, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Annual Meeting at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. All members of IFAI are invited to attend. “You’ll find out about …

ASCE publishes selected papers from Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in new e-book

August 18, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the e-book Geotechnical Frontiers 2017: Waste Containment, Barriers, Remediation, and Sustainable Geoengineering, edited by Thomas L. Brandon and Richard J. Valentine, which includes selected papers from the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference, held in Orlando, Fla., March 12–15, 2017. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geo-Institute of …

AGRU offers webinar on protecting concrete infrastructure with AGRU Sure-Grip

August 17, 2017

AGRU America will host a webinar on protecting concrete with AGRU Sure-Grip liners on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Concrete is the most popular building material in the world, but even this ubiquitous material is susceptible to damage. Engineers have presented ingenious designs over the years to protect critical concrete structures with …