ASTM signs MoU with Mexico’s national standards body

November 5, 2021  |  News

ASTM International and Mexico’s national standards body, Dirección General de Normas (DGN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Oct. 29, 2021. DGN, part of the Secretaría de Economía (Ministry of Economy), coordinates the development of standards and regulations and promotes standardi…
Geofabrics Australasia works with Concrete Canvas on Australian highway

November 3, 2021  |  News

The Geofabrics Australasia team maximized the safety, efficiency and physical integrity of Concrete Canvas by advising project contractors to screw and seal joints on the Warrego Highway development in Roma, Queensland, Australia, a region that typically experiences higher temperatures and humidity.…
Gary Johnson named president of Crafco

October 28, 2021  |  News

Crafco, Inc., announced Gary Johnson has been promoted to president of the company. Johnson joined Crafco as Vice President—Sealant Operations in 2019. He was responsible for the company’s sealant manufacturing operations nationwide: overseeing materials management, safety and regulatory complia…
IFAI Expo’s ExpoONLINE available now

October 22, 2021  |  Events, News

Have you had a chance to check out ExpoONLINE? The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 2–4, is fast approaching, and we hope you’ll find this new online community a beneficial tool to enhance your IFAI Expo experience. ExpoONLINE helps attendees con…
Transportation Research Board looking for geosynthetics webinars for 2022

October 19, 2021  |  News

The next round of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Webinar Program is underway, and the deadline for webinar proposals is one month away. TRB webinar proposals are due by midnight (your local time) on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Proposals are open to anyone. However, all proposals must have approv…
USUCGER launches Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

October 15, 2021  |  News

The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) launched a new student Testing Innovation Fellowship Program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards and increasing stude…
There’s still time to register for GeoNashville

October 14, 2021  |  Events, News

Secure your spot today GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, is only a few weeks away, and there is still time to get registered. This event is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and the industry.  What to expect at Ge…
Geosynthetics prevent floods and protect lives, livelihoods and property

October 14, 2021  |  News

Changes in weather patterns are one of the principal effects of climate change. We are now seeing more extreme weather conditions. This has a huge impact on vulnerable communities living in low lying areas, who suffer change to land use on a massive scale when exposed to environmental risks such as …
British Institution of Civil Engineers report outlines six ways for civil engineers to act on climate change

October 13, 2021  |  News

By Mark Hansford In one month, world leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., for the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26). The British Institution of Civil Engineers anticipates bold new targets and agreements to act on climate change, including faster moves toward net zero carbon in tande…
Univ. of Kansas hosting Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10

October 12, 2021  |  Events, News

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., will host the in-person 53rd Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference on Nov. 10, 2021. Join colleagues and a host of industry experts for an action-packed, one-day event exploring t…