12th International Conference on Geosynthetics issues call for abstracts

December 4th, 2020

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 The Organizing Committee of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG)—to be held Sept. 18–22, 2022, in Rome, Italy—has issued a call for abstracts. The 12 ICG, focused on the theme “Geosynthetics, Leading the Way to a Resilient Planet,” cordially invites the overall geotechnical and geosynthetics engineering community […]

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IFAI Expo going virtual for 2020

July 29th, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable, decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. to an online-only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place over several […]

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DFI-PFSF to host Piling and Ground Improvement Conference in Australia

July 29th, 2020

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling and Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 10–12, 2021, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—intends to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES offering complimentary short courses

September 30th, 2019

Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES will present three free half-day short courses as part of the conference on March 8, 2020. These in-depth courses feature detailed instruction in a small group setting. All courses provide 4 PDH. One of three are included with full registrations at no extra cost. Choose from: Geosynthetic Barriers in Relevant […]

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IGS announces 2020 Chinese geosynthetics conference and expo

September 6th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society announced the 10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics and 2020 International Exhibition on Geosynthetics Products and Equipment will be held in Chengdu, China, May 27– 31, 2020. The meeting is organized by Southwest Jiaotong University under the auspices of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics and Chinese Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society. […]

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GeoMEast 2019 regular registration deadline is August 30

August 26th, 2019

The regular registration deadline for GeoMEast 2019, the Middle East’s largest geotechnical, geosynthetics, infrastructure and construction congress, is August 30. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Historic Cairo Marriott Hotel, Nov. 10–14, 2019, in Egypt. GeoMEast 2019 is a source for lectures, presentations, workshops and short courses exploring geotechnical, geosynthetics, geological, and […]

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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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Alvarado to speak at the DFI Annual Conference in Chicago

July 9th, 2019

Linda Alvarado, president of Alvarado Construction and a limited partner in the ownership group of the Colorado Rockies, is presenting the 2019 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications during the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, in Chicago, Oct. 14–18, 2019. Her talk is titled, Embracing Change: It is Brains, Not Just […]

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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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Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

March 19th, 2019

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and CEO Steve Schiffman calls an “investment in the […]

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