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’23 summer highlights

August 1st, 2023

It’s been another busy summer for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and that activity will continue into the fall. We kicked off the summer in early May with our second Geosynthetic Infrastructure Morning at the Outlook Conference held at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville, S.C. Two years into the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment […]

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2023 GMA Spring Lobby Days registration open

April 27th, 2023

Now is the time to register for the 2023 GMA Spring Lobby Days taking place May 16–17, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members will have the opportunity to meet with their congressional representatives and learn about how the election impacts the makeup of the 118th Congress. Visitors are welcome – Click here to […]

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FHWA launches Geosynthetic Installation Notes Tracker mobile application

April 1st, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Center for Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on the various types and functions of geosynthetic materials for use in road construction and […]

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GMA’s federal lobby efforts uncover new interlayer opportunity

February 1st, 2023

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) recently made progress regarding the use of asphalt interlayers on airfield pavement projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The use of interlayers has been severely restricted for these projects for approximately seven years, based on policy guidance issued by the FAA Airport Engineering Division. With the assistance of […]

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Fall Lobby Day 2022 and GMA Leader of the Year

February 1st, 2023

GMA Chair Bryan Gee, left, and GMA Executive Director Fred Chuck, right, present House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio with the Geosynthetic Materials Association Leader of the Year Award. Photo courtesy of U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Lobby Day 2022 took place on November 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C. […]

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FHWA launches geosynthetic installation notes tracker mobile application

January 18th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker Mobile Application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on the various types and functions of geosynthetic materials for use in road construction and maintenance projects. The […]

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2022 GMA Fall Lobby Days

October 14th, 2022

This year’s Lobby Days will take place in Washington, D.C. on November 15 and 16th. With the full return to in-person meetings, Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) will be setting up two types of meetings: 1) Congressional Office Visits and 2) Reception/Lunch Invitations. Please register your intent to attend as soon as possible so that we […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 announces Robert M. Koerner lecture: A conversation with J. P. Giroud

October 1st, 2022

Few names in the geosynthetics industry hold as much history as Koerner and Giroud. The Geosynthetic Materials Association has named J. P. Giroud, Ph.D., the recipient of the 2022–2023 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. This momentous occasion will create a unique opportunity for attendees at the Geosynthetics Conference 2023.  Start making plans now […]

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GSI Webinar – Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes – September 7

August 25th, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on September 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports for introduction of the infilled material, […]

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GMA is busy this spring and summer

June 1st, 2022

Government affairs, infrastructure spending and planning have been the watchwords for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) this spring. In April GMA hosted three morning geosynthetics sessions as part of the annual Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Outlook Conference, the premier leadership event for industries represented by IFAI’s 13 divisions. This year’s conference was held at […]

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