U.S. construction spending at record high for 2018

March 5th, 2019

The Department of Commerce announced March 4 that U.S. construction spending reached a record level in 2018, rising 4.1% to $1.3 trillion, beating the previous record high of $1.16 trillion set in 2006. Despite the record high, the percentage increase was the lowest since 2011. Public construction fell 0.6 percent, a drop fueled by a […]

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Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

February 1st, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor […]

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Last exhibit spots in the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo/CAMX available now

June 19th, 2018

There’s still time to reserve a booth in the Geosynthetics Pavilion but please act quickly. The Geosynthetics Pavilion at GeoDallas, Oct. 16–17, 2018, part of IFAI Expo/CAMX, has a few booth spaces available, and we don’t want you to miss out on this great opportunity to promote your geosynthetics products. The Geosynthetics Pavilion at the Kay […]

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DFI Educational Trust awards scholarships to engineering students

June 5th, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust recently awarded several scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DFI said in a June 5, 2015, press release. The 2018 recipients of the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship were University of Illinois students Elisabeth Tarpey, Jessica […]

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NEWS ALERT: GMA waste containment seminar sponsorship opportunities available

March 26th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is hosting the seminar “Waste Containment System Design II: Landfill Design Considerations,” April 17–18, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York. The seminar is expected to draw more than 100 design engineers, construction supervisors, landowners and operators, exhibitors, regulatory agency staff, and public works and municipal engineers. A […]

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11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) early registration deadline is March 30

March 9th, 2018

The early registration deadline is March 30, 2018, for the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) at Coex in Seoul, South Korea, from Sept. 16–21, 2018. The 11ICG will be hosted by the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the IGS Korea Chapter. The conference is expecting more than 1,000 experts from some 100 countries. Under the […]

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Geosynthetics Pavilion at 2018 IFAI Expo booth booking opens

January 19th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for exhibit booths at the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 15–18, 2018, with the exhibit floor open Oct. 16–18, 2018. The Geosynthetics Pavilion is part of IFAI Expo, the largest industrial fabrics […]

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TRB offers webinar on getting the most from the TRB Annual Meeting

December 12th, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST, that will help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience. The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other […]

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Registration open for 2018 DFI-EFFC conference in Rome

December 4th, 2017

Registration opened on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for the 2018 Deep Foundations Institute- European Federation of Foundation Contractors (DFI-EFFC) International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, June 5–8, 2018. The conference explores the challenges of upcoming urban infrastructure megaprojects and highlights modern technologies and techniques available to overcome […]

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