IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13th, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this […]

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News alert: Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline is Friday

April 4th, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due this Friday, April 6, 2018. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics […]

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GMA advocating for infrastructure funding

April 1st, 2018

Over the past year, infrastructure has been talked about regularly as the “next big issue” for the White House and Congress to tackle. With tax reform out of the way and the midterm elections fast approaching, it is time for Congress and U.S. President Donald J. Trump to act.    On Jan. 30, 2018, during […]

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A next-gen basin liner solution for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

April 1st, 2018

There are more than 100,000 miles (> 160,000 km) of levees throughout the United States, protecting lives and property from extreme weather-related flooding. Aging infrastructure and increasingly stronger storms have intensified the need to reinforce and protect levees, and emergency responders need solutions to repair a breached levee before it results in catastrophic damage. Therefore, […]

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2018 State of the Geosynthetics Industry

April 1st, 2018

The U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market includes geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials. In 2017 the U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market grew in the low single-digit ranges, and it is expected to grow slightly higher in 2018. Consolidation in the geosynthetics market Due to the weaker U.S. dollar […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in one week

March 30th, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, one week from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of the International […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in two weeks

March 23rd, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, two weeks from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America under the auspices of […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline: April 6

March 15th, 2018

On March 15, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) called on civil, environmental, completion and geotechnical engineers, as well as academics, to submit abstracts for the 2019 Geosynthetics conference in Houston, Texas, by the deadline of April 6, 2018. The conference will be attended by hundreds of geotechnical professionals, coming together to write, peer […]

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AASHTO releases video of keynote address on infrastructure by Secretary of Transportation Chao

March 2nd, 2018

On Feb. 28, 2018, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) released the keynote address on YouTube of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao delivering the keynote luncheon address at the AASHTO annual Washington Briefing. Chao delivered the keynote address February 28. Chao discusses the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal. The video […]

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GMA officers meet with vice president’s office and the White House

February 1st, 2018

On Sept. 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C., GMA executive council officers Keith Gardner, Fred Chuck, and Doug Brown, and I attended preliminary meetings with the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality and vice president Mike Pence’s senior policy staff to discuss the status of the president’s infrastructure plan and the role geosynthetics will play in […]

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