Panorama: IFAI IAA Awards

October 1, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 years, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, …

Panorama: ASTM D35.06 on Geosynthetic Specs takes shape

At the January 2017 meeting of the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics in Norfolk, Va., the executive subcommittee approved the formation of a new subcommittee D35.06 on Geosynthetic Specifications with L. David Suits as chair. The scope of D35.06 is to implement the scope of Committee D35 with a focus on the development of …

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 …