Afitex-Texel offers DRAINTUBE as drainage solution for buildings and athletic fields

September 6, 2018

For many years, gravel and pipes have been used to provide a good liquid drainage and gas collection solutions for buildings and sports fields. Today, enhanced flow drainage geocomposite DRAINTUBE FT/ST offers advantages in performance, cost and environmental footprint reductions. Enhanced flow drainage geocomposite DRAINTUBE offers many advantages for drainage over gravel layers, including: Cost …

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 …

Early registration deadline for GeoDallas is Sept. 17, register now to get the best rates

September 4, 2018

Join more than 100 geotechnical practitioners in Dallas for this educational event. To get the best rates, register by Sept. 17. Attendees will earn 14 professional development hours (PDH) over two full days while learning the latest developments in geosynthetics materials and the best practices for designing with geosynthetics all under the conference theme: Geosynthetics in …

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency updates geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management

August 30, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota PCA) revised and released new geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management in August. The guidelines specify where liners are required and where liners are recommended, liner specifications (e.g., HDPE, GCL, PVC), and how to select an appropriate liner. “Liners are designed to limit infiltration of water from a stormwater …

FAA to award $616.9 million in infrastructure grants to airports

August 29, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on Aug. 24 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “The department has been investing heavily in our nation’s airport …

Airport research project ideas sought

August 28, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) seeks potential synthesis study topics as part of the upcoming activities of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Topics may be submitted at any time; however, the deadline for the upcoming submission cycle is Sept. 21. This year, submit topics through ACRP’s IdeaHub. Sign into IdeaHub using previously created MyACRP information, …

Geosynthetics installers to compete in GeoGames during 2019 Geosynthetics Conference

August 27, 2018

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) will host the inaugural Geo Games at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019. The remarkable proficiency and skills utilized by geosynthetic installers displayed in the competition will highlight both the quality and speed of professional industry installers. Teams will be charged with welding …

Geocomp introduces bi-directional shear testing machine

August 24, 2018

Geocomp announced in August it has released an addition to the company’s series of fully-automated laboratory soil testing systems: a Bi-Directional Cyclic Direct Simple Shear (BDCDSS) machine. This table-top unit allows simple shear testing to be performed in two orthogonal horizontal directions rather than the standard single horizontal direction. This system can mimic the stresses …

Propex launches PETROMAT Plus-White

August 23, 2018

Propex GeoSolutions introduced PETROMAT® Plus-White in August, a white paving fabric. This technology combines the same performance as PETROMAT Original while minimizing tracking and bleed through and remaining up to 50⁰ F cooler than dark paving fabric. PETROMAT Plus-White paving fabrics minimize tracking and bleed through when using the speci¬fied amount of tack coat required …

GSI’s Koerner to host webinar on the development of geosynthetic drainage, GMA members get discounted rates

August 21, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar will begin with …