Atarfil announces acquisition of Garden City Geotech

February 28th, 2018

On Feb. 26, 2018, Atarfil, headquartered in Atarfe (Granada) Spain, announced the acquisition of Garden City Geotech of Heatherton, Victoria, Australia. Atarfil said in a press release, “The complementary nature of the Garden City Geotech acquisition is expected to enable us to raise our strengths by combining solid local expertise and presence in the Australian […]

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First new water reservoir in Texas in 30 years receives construction permit

February 17th, 2018

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) announced Feb. 2, 2018, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has granted a 404 permit to allow construction to begin on the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir (LBCR) near Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. The NTMWD said it has been working for more than 15 years […]

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DFI issues Call for Papers for student and young professor competitions

January 23rd, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has opened the Call for Papers for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Competition. Abstracts are due on Friday, March 9, 2018. The winners are invited to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24–27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif., to present their papers. Winners also receive […]

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EduMine offering webinar on advanced tailings facility design, construction, operation and closure

October 31st, 2017

EduMine will offer a three-day webinar on “Advanced Tailings Facility Design, Construction, Operation and Closure,” March 6–8, 2018, from 8–11 a.m. PST. The course will include presentations and discussions by experts on topics including: 2017–18 tailings failures and lessons learned New approaches in risk management and decision making about tailings The best of recent tailings […]

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HUESKER offers free webinar on using GRS for retaining structures

August 3rd, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) for retaining structures on August 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of using GRS technology for safe construction of steepened, settlement-resistant walls and slopes. The low-cost method includes fast, […]

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ARTBA accepting nominations for women leaders in transportation design and construction awards

July 28th, 2017

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is accepting nominations for the Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards until August 4, 2017. ARTBA established the awards program to recognize and honor extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that have demonstrated leadership and dedication to innovation in the transportation design construction […]

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HUESKER offers webinar on using geocomposites to conserve irrigation water

July 27th, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geocomposites to conserve irrigation water on August 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER geocomposites product manager Roy McClinton, the webinar will offer an overview of various geocomposites used for the conveyance, containment and conservation of irrigation water, which can reduce costs and installation time. […]

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President Trump issues executive order establishing advisory council on infrastructure

July 24th, 2017

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order July 19, 2017, ordering formation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure in the Department of Commerce. The advisory council is tasked with prioritizing U.S. infrastructure needs, accelerating the preconstruction approval process, developing funding options, developing methods to increase public-private partnerships, and promoting advanced manufacturing and infrastructure-related […]

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TRB accepting papers for 2018 Annual Meeting

July 21st, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting papers for consideration for the program for the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers must be submitted in PDF format to the TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2017. To […]

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HUESKER offers webinar on geosynthetic embankments on soft soil

July 20th, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetics for embankments on soft soil on August 10, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of solutions for embankments founded on poor soils utilizing high-strength geotextiles, geogrids and geotextile-encased columns as deep foundations. For […]

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