IGS to host Prague workshops

September 24, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals to participate in two high-level technical workshops in Prague, Czech Republic. From Nov. 10–13, 2019, the Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S) and Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) will hold back-to-back workshops. The selected topics will be presented by revered international experts and significant time …

Chao announces nearly one billion dollars in FAA infrastructure grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United …

GSI to host webinar on stabilization of soil slopes with anchored geosynthetics

September 23, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on Oct. 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. The sliding of soil slopes in the …

Register now for GMA fall Lobby Day

September 20, 2019

Registration is now open for the GMA fall Lobby Day, to be held October 28–29, in Washington, D.C. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry’s exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA’s lobbying efforts along …

51st Geotechnical Engineering Conference registration opens

September 19, 2019

Registration is now open for the 51st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held November 14, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference features the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field, including MSE walls, geofoam, levees, dams and other geosynthetics-related topics. The conference will be useful to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers; geologists; structural, hydraulic …

Get listed in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide

September 16, 2019

The annual call for listings in the Geosynthetics 2020 Specifier’s Guide opened September 16. Thousands of companies, engineers and government agencies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials, as well as services related …

IFAI opens registration for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

September 12, 2019

Registration is now open for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. Register now to secure your spot for this brand-new format featuring more than 50 case study presentations. You can take a peek at everything you have to look forward to on the full schedule, and we can’t wait to see you in Charleston. To learn …

IGS announces 2020 Chinese geosynthetics conference and expo

September 6, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society announced the 10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics and 2020 International Exhibition on Geosynthetics Products and Equipment will be held in Chengdu, China, May 27– 31, 2020. The meeting is organized by Southwest Jiaotong University under the auspices of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics and Chinese Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society. …

TRB accepting geosynthetics webinar proposals through Oct. 15

September 5, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting webinar proposals related to Committee AFS70 on Geosynthetics, which pertains to the analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetics used in transportation facilities. TRB offers these guidelines for those interested in submitting a webinar proposal: 1. Focus on practical messages, things that can be applied on the job. 2. …

GMA highlights new product type search in interactive online membership directory

September 4, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced product type search capability for its online interactive membership directory. The directory, available to the general public, allows searching by company name, location, geographic area on an interactive map and product type. It lists all GMA members, including their contact information, website urls and more. To search the directory, …