IECA Region One board of directors elect new positions

February 27, 2019

Each year, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One elects board members to serve as association officers at the IECA Annual Conference in February. The following board members were re-elected to their current officer positions: Charles R. Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, administrative vice president Don Thieman, CPESC, LEED-AP, secretary Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, …

Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that …

AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of AASHTO during the association’s annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in …

McAdams acquires G&A Consultants

September 10, 2018

McAdams, a North Carolina-based engineering and design firm, announced the company’s acquisition of Texas-based engineering and design firm, G&A Consultants (G&A). The firms will operate in Texas under a temporarily combined identity, G&A | McAdams, until fully transitioning to McAdams. During this transition, McAdams will continue to operate under the name McAdams in North Carolina. …

Idaho Transportation Department receives largest grant in its history

September 5, 2018

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) received $90.24 million in infrastructure grants in August, the largest grant ITD had ever received. It will be used to ease congestion on Interstate 84 in Nampa, Idaho, part of a larger project along I-84 corridor between Boise and Caldwell. “The project is expected to Improve safety by significantly reducing serious …

IECA Region One becomes Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)

July 26, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has been approved under the Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) program, which is managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). “We’re excited to announce our acceptance as an RCEP provider,” Sharan Wilson, IECA executive director, said. “IECA strives to provide the most exceptional, relevant training …

Sen. John Hoeven, four former USDOT secretaries and three Trump Administration officials to speak July 19 at ARTBA’s P3s conference in D.C.

July 18, 2018

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will join former U.S. transportation secretaries Jim Burnley, Sam Skinner, Rodney Slater and Mary Peters as featured speakers on July 19 at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 30th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Senior Trump administration officials Alex …

O-I chooses steel reinforced geosynthetic drainage improvements for a Texas landfill

May 17, 2018

In December 2017, Owens-Illinois, commonly known as O-I and one of the largest glassmakers in the world, took action to improve the drainage system for their glass container landfill situated near the company’s O-I Waco manufacturing facility in Waco, Texas, Contech Engineered Solutions said in a press release. The consulting engineer worked closely with the …

IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

April 19, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the signing of an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) in New Delhi to provide representation for IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary …

CTC allocates $217 million to infrastructure

March 22, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems, and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking. “Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California’s …