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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GMA returns to Washington

April 1st, 2022

L to R: Erol Tutumluer of the University of Illinois, Jennifer Nicks of the Federal Highway Administration and outgoing chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Geosynthetics (AKG80), and Nancy Whiting of TRB. Tutumluer and Whiting are giving Nicks a certificate of appreciation for her six years of service as committee chair. […]

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GMA elects Selander as vice chair

March 7th, 2022

GMA elects Selander of Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics Inc. as the association’s executive council vice chair, finishing the term of Thaxton. Newly elected vice chair of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council, Daniel Selander. Photograph courtesy of Daniel Selander The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) elected Daniel Selander, who handles sales and technical support at Willacoochee […]

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GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar upcoming

February 25th, 2022

GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar on March 16, 2022, will focus on geosynthetics in farming and fish farming operations. A Raven Engineered Films geosynthetic agricultural silage cover. The upcoming GSI agriculture/aquaculture webinar will include such uses. Photograph courtesy of Raven Engineered Films The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Agriculture and Aquaculture,” on March […]

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Free Geosynthetics Conference archive launches

February 25th, 2022

The conference’s organizers have made available 1,500 white papers and dozens of videos in the online, free Geosynthetics Conference archive. The free Geosynthetics Conference archive includes proceedings from conferences dating back to the IFAI-sponsored Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Aug. 1–6, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Geosynthetics Materials Association […]

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Geocells for railway track beds focus of webinar

February 11th, 2022

Jie Han to present webinar hosted by GMA/Geosynthetics magazine on improving performance of ballast using geocells for railway track beds. Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, will speak about using geocells for railway track beds in the webinar. The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine will sponsor the webinar, “Use of Geocells to Improve Performance of […]

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GeoNashville 2021 is a success

February 1st, 2022

Silas C. Nichols, P.E., principal geotechnical engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure, speaks about “Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with Geosynthetics" at GeoNashville. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Geosynthetics professionals from across North America gathered in Nashville, Tenn., in November as the industry returned to in-person events. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, […]

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