Reflecting on the Robert M. Koerner Lectures

April 1, 2024  |  Update

The Robert M. Koerner Lectures have become a cornerstone in the field of geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering, offering a platform for experts to share their insights, advancements and experiences. As we delve into the past, present and future of these lectures, we uncover a rich history of kn…
How geosynthetics help achieve CRISI objectives

February 1, 2024  |  Update

The U.S. Department of Transportation, under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program, has allocated more than $1.4 billion to upgrade and safeguard rail infrastructure across 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Road link fixed with geosynthetics

October 1, 2023  |  Update

Repairs to a crucial roadway using aggregates made from recycled glass and polymeric geosynthetic reinforcements have allowed commuters to get back on the road sooner than expected. An elevated section of Interstate 95 that passes through northeast Philadelphia, Pa., collapsed on June 11 after a fue…
ATA restructures several divisions, launches redesigned website

August 1, 2023  |  Update

After much thought and discussion with its board of directors, division advisory board leadership and other stakeholders, the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has restructured some of its divisions to create greater member engagement, improve staff and volunteer efficiency, and allow for a focus …
Committee D35 on Geosynthetics meets in San Antonio, Texas

June 1, 2023  |  Update

ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics held its first biannual committee meetings of 2023 on January 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas. The meetings started with a special workshop to help define what role our committee should play regarding sustainability. Big thanks to our five distinguis…
FHWA launches Geosynthetic Installation Notes Tracker mobile application

April 1, 2023  |  Update

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Center for Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on…
Fall Lobby Day 2022 and GMA Leader of the Year

February 1, 2023  |  Update

Lobby Day 2022 took place on November 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Leading up to this year’s visit the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continued efforts to maintain its influence with federal and state governments. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), conversation…
Advanced Textiles Association introduces new logo, division name

October 1, 2022  |  Update

As discussed in the June/July issue of Geosynthetics, our association, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), has selected a new name, Advanced Textiles Association (ATA). And with the new name comes a new logo—as well as a new division name.
The lighter side of OSHA

August 1, 2022  |  Update

When most of us hear the word “OSHA,” we instantly conjure up images of ticket-writing cops invading our workplace. And these aren’t the $35 tags that grace our windshield when we linger in a parking spot too long. These citations can easily hit the four- or five-digit mark depending on the se…