Geosynthetics Conference watch: Charleston is calling

February 1st, 2020

By Barbara J. Connett Participants at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph by Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography We can’t wait to welcome you to Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. This is a great time to make final plans for what sessions you are going to attend, which exhibitors you are going to visit as well […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Full schedule now available

October 1st, 2019

Attendees and exhibitors on the show floor at Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph courtesy Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography Registration for the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES is now open, and the full schedule is available online. The time has come to start booking your travel, making plans to attend those sessions that have caught your […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

August 1st, 2019

This summer the organizing committee will be hard at work developing the schedule and other features of the conference, to be held March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Its goal is to bring together a comprehensive array of case studies that focus on the many applications of geosynthetics as well as in-depth pre-show short courses […]

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GMA on the road

August 1st, 2019

April and May are always busy months for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA). Construction season is gearing up and the association is preparing to kick off its spring government relations activities. This year was no exception. GMA conducted its third state visit of the fiscal year by traveling to Wyoming; members attended key environmental and […]

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GMA looks back and moves forward

June 1st, 2019

by Jonathan Curry Over the past decade the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has grown by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a leading geosynthetics organization in the areas of education, technical support and government relations. GMA’s membership has nearly doubled since 2005, GMA-supported educational conferences have attracted more than 25,000 attendees, and GMA’s lobbying efforts […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: A special edition of the Geosynthetics Conference

June 1st, 2019

Exhibitors at Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography This special edition of the Geosynthetics Conference will feature in-depth case studies spanning the geotechnical industry. Each 30-minute case study presentation will explore a geotechnical project from design to installation. Presenters will highlight the challenges encountered, how they were overcome and the […]

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IFAI issues call for presentations and special sessions for Geosynthetics Conference 2020

April 18th, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) released a call for presentations and special sessions for the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, March 8–10, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. This is your opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues through a 30-minute in-depth case study. No formal papers are required. All accepted presenters must provide an extended […]

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Yeager Airport: Deconstruction and reconstruction of the side of a mountain

April 1st, 2019

Yeager Airport is located on top of a series of leveled mountains in Charleston, W.Va. Completion of the original airport construction in the 1940s required 9 million cubic yards (6.9 million m3) of soil and rock earthwork (Keller 2017). In 2005, due to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety requirements, it was necessary to construct a […]

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AGRU wins Austria’s economic award

March 8th, 2018

On March 5, 2018, AGRU announced the Foreign Trade Center in Los Angeles of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber has declared the company the winner out of 17 companies from Austria to for top economic performance in the United States in the category of investment. The center honors outstanding achievements of Austrian companies in the […]

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AGRU America to extrude world’s largest HDPE pipe

December 6th, 2017

In a press release dated Dec. 6, 2017, AGRU America said that half a century of experience in plastics processing and a $40 million investment is what it takes to manufacture the world’s largest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe. AGRU had to overcome major technical challenges to achieve perfect roundness, homogeneous wall thickness and completely […]

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