GMA releases full schedule for GeoNashville 2021

July 16th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced the full schedule for GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn., where you can experience 1.5 days of education, plenaries and networking. View the agenda for each day below and make sure you register today. Day 1 | Thursday, Nov. 4 9–10 am | Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with […]

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GMA honors Jie Han with Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, as the recipient of the 2021–23 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for the late Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). “I […]

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GMA on virtual conference, resin prices and Lobby Day

June 1st, 2021

The 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference has come and gone, but not before providing access to all the recorded content through May 1. With the unlimited access that the virtual platform provided, attendees were able to listen to presentations that provided up to 40 professional development hours (PDHs), an advantage not normally available through a regular […]

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GMA announces GeoNashville

May 18th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced a new geosynthetics industry event entitled GeoNashville 2021: Geotechnical Innovations, Renewed Connections, which will take place Nov. 4–5, 2021, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. This event is geared toward all geosynthetics professionals to reconnect, share ideas, and see the latest products […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

April 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee What’s in a name? For those of us who work in the geosynthetics industry, this question may be more important than you think. A recent call with a high-level federal policy maker brought this home to me. With no prior knowledge of our industry, this person did not understand what geosynthetic materials […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

February 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee As we move into 2021, I hope all of you are finding renewed optimism for your businesses and your personal lives, and that you remain healthy or are regaining your health as we look forward to the waning of the pandemic. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues our many efforts to advance […]

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GMA and IECA announce move to virtual for joint conference in 2021

November 6th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will move the Geosynthetics Conference and IECA Annual Conference online. The conferences were originally scheduled to be colocated in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21–24, 2021. “As much as we were looking forward to being in […]

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2020 GMA Virtual Lobby Day registration now open

October 22nd, 2020

As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. We have been successful in connecting virtually with individual congressional members during these “shelter in” months. With this success we […]

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Registration open for Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

September 15th, 2020

Registration is now open for the Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020, Oct. 20–22. Experience all the benefits of the in-person event virtually from the comfort of your own location.To register, visit https://www.ifai.com/event/waste-containment-system-design-seminar-a-virtual-event/. This three-day webinar is an opportunity to hear from leading experts in six two-hour presentations; to provide attendees with a deeper working […]

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Registration opens soon for Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

August 31st, 2020

This three-day webinar (Oct. 20–22) is an opportunity to hear from leading experts in six two-hour presentations; to provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be […]

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