Panorama: California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure, and EPA’s hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) model

August 1, 2017

California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California. “Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy,” said Gov. Brown. “This legislation will put thousands of people to …

Panorama: IFAI Advanced Textile Conference Testing Program and ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

June 1, 2017

IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017 At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics, and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products, and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. ATC, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans, La., …

Dave Suits launches LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services

April 1, 2017

As of December 2016, L. David Suits is doing business as LDS Geosynthetics Consultant Services. Well-known in the industry, Suits has more than 40 years of experience with geosynthetics. He retired in 2005 from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) where he oversaw the testing and acceptance of all geosynthetics for use on …

Request For Proposals: GSI fellowships for graduate students

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced its annual worldwide student call for request for proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. (Note that this is a change from the original program in that the terms are different and that the students can be …