AECOM ends Russia operations

March 8th, 2022

AECOM ends Russia operations after the Russian invasion of Ukraine; the move may cost the company as much as $50 million. AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas, announced in a prepared statement it is immediately exiting its business operations in Russia. “We support the people of Ukraine who are facing tremendous suffering […]

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LOGISTEC Corp. names Bolduc president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services and SANEXEN Environmental Services

January 14th, 2022

Jean-François Bolduc. Photograph courtesy of LOGISTEC Corp. LOGISTEC Corp. in Montreal, Que., Canada, appointed Jean-François Bolduc president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., leading providers of innovative environmental engineering solutions. Bolduc brings an impressive track record as a global engineering, consulting and senior construction executive with 30 years’ experience delivering environmental […]

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Brown and Caldwell appoint vice president to accelerate Midwest growth

July 23rd, 2021

Seasoned leader Tracy Ekola brings 28 years of environmental engineering nous to expanding region Tracy Ekola. Photograph courtesy of Brown and Caldwell Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced Tracy Ekola has joined the company as vice president and senior director of client services for the Midwest region. The strategic hire highlights […]

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ACEC 2019 fall conference sets sights on the Windy City

August 23rd, 2019

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) will hold the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference, the engineering industry’s largest business conference, October 13–16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.   More than 1,000 engineering industry leaders from throughout the U.S. and the world routinely attend the annual fall conference, which also never fails to present to attendees […]

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FGI offers webinar on shear testing

December 17th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar “Geosynthetic Interface Shear Testing,” on Jan. 22, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT. In this presentation, Robert Swan of Drexel University will discuss the different methods of measuring geosynthetic interface shear strength, describe industry standard test methods and explore the accreditation process for laboratories […]

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FGI accepting applications for engineering innovation award

November 30th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award was created to recognize engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client/owner’s needs, including technical requirements, scheduling and budget. Today’s engineers are working to solve environmental issues on a global scale. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s (FGI’s) Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award competition pays tribute to […]

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McAdams acquires G&A Consultants

September 10th, 2018

McAdams, a North Carolina-based engineering and design firm, announced the company's acquisition of Texas-based engineering and design firm, G&A Consultants (G&A). The firms will operate in Texas under a temporarily combined identity, G&A | McAdams, until fully transitioning to McAdams. During this transition, McAdams will continue to operate under the name McAdams in North Carolina. […]

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Talking geosynthetics with Congressman Bruce Westerman

August 1st, 2018

One of the few professional engineers in Congress, Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas pulls no punches when discussing the potential use of geosynthetics in federal infrastructure projects. “I think geosynthetics should be part of the toolkit,” Westerman said during a phone interview with Geosynthetics magazine on May 19. First elected to Congress in 2014 […]

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AASHTO committee on construction appoints new chair, vice chair

July 30th, 2018

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appointed Dallas Hammit and Amy Tootle as the chair and vice chair, respectively, for the group’s committee on construction, which ensures that AASHTO’s guide to specifications for construction is kept up-to-date with the latest best practices gathered from its state department of transportation members. Hammit […]

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‘Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics’ is focus of free all-day live-streaming short course

July 20th, 2018

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), will live-stream an all-day short course on “Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics,” Aug. 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. CDT. The short course is free to geosynthetics industry professionals. Designed as a series of […]

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