GeoAmericas dates change

October 14, 2011  |  News

The May 2012 dates for GeoAmericas in Peru have changed. The revised dates for GeoAmericas 2012 are May 1-4 in Lima, Peru. The GeoAmericas conference and exhibit is organized by the Peruvian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and presented under the auspices of IGS. To register…
Federal agency is urged to study the use of geosynthetics in roads

October 14, 2011  |  News

Editor’s note: A geosynthetics breakthrough at the federal level was accomplished Oct. 13 when a letter from Congressmen John Duncan and Frank LoBiondo was sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study to investigate “costs and benefits of incorporating innovative…
American Environmental Group acquires Power Management

October 10, 2011  |  News

American Environmental Group Ltd (AEGL) of Richfield, Ohio, announced in an Oct. 10 press release that it has acquired Power Management Inc. (PMI) of Goleta, Calif. Carl Apicella, president of AEGL, said: “The merger of the PMI and AEGL teams creates a powerful force in the specialty environme…
GSE offers two more geosynthetics seminars

October 3, 2011  |  News

GSE continues its series of “Geosynthetics 4 Success” technical seminars at two more sites this fall. Oct. 13, the “4 Success“ seminar will be at the Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh. The primary topics include the latest developments in geosynthetics and the use of geosynthetics in …
Facilitating interaction between engineers and contractors

October 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: Bob Koerner wrote about the Geosynthetics Institute‘s second Inspector Certification Program in the August/September 2011 issue of Geosynthetics and he responds to this query. Question From: Chet Soydemir To: Ron W. Bygness Subject: GSI News Dear Editor of Geosynthetics: I…
Geo-Frontiers 2011: A Geo-Success!

October 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: North American Geosynthetics Society president, Dean Sandri, originally wrote about Geo-Frontiers 2011 for IGS News. He, and IGS News, agreed to the revised printing of his commentary via this letter to the editor. To the editor: If you were there, you know it was a geo-success!…
GSI fellowship status for 2011-2012 academic year

October 1, 2011  |  News

By Bob Koerner & George R. Koerner As in the past, GSI has been awarding graduate fellowships for students performing geosynthetics research. It is a worldwide program and one in which the awards are based on student proposals. (There were nine new proposals this year.) These proposals were then…
GeoAmericas 2012—Lima, Peru

October 1, 2011  |  News

By Elizabeth Peggs GeoAmericas 2012 will be held May 1-4 in the San Isidro district of Lima, the capital and largest city in Peru. San Isidro is the epicenter of the region’s finance, business, and mining interests. The importance of this district, however, is not all that makes this next inst…
John Maynie named marketing director at Propex

September 21, 2011  |  News

Chattanooga (Tenn.)-based Propex Operating Co. LLC announced in a Sept. 19 press release that John Maynie has joined the company as director of marketing. Maynie comes to Propex with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, business development, sales, and market research. He was most recently…
GMA launches new website

September 20, 2011  |  News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the geosynthetics industry as a whole. The new site features: news feeds from GMA’s official publication—Geosynthetics magazine. downloadable education and engineering resources. an in…