2022 IAA geosynthetics project winners announced

November 2nd, 2022

The 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) winners were announced recently at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. The winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. “Award of Excellence” and “Outstanding Achievement Award” recipients were showcased at the expo and recognized at a celebration of achievement. Geosynthetics Project Winners The Geosynthetic projects […]

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ACE Geosynthetics wins IAAs in the geosynthetics category

April 1st, 2022

ACE Geosynthetics Inc. incorporated geogrids and geotextiles into mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls for a highway interchange project in the Middle East. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The northern part of a highway interchange project in the Middle East is adjacent to a developing industrial park; a densely populated city is located to the […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12th, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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Enter now: IFAI’s International Achievement Awards

May 13th, 2021

After a year away, the International Achievement Awards (IAA) return for the 75th anniversary of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. The International Achievement Awards is an annual competition that recognizes and promotes awareness […]

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Geosynthetics Conference watch: A special edition of the Geosynthetics Conference

June 1st, 2019

Exhibitors at Geosynthetics Conference 2019. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography This special edition of the Geosynthetics Conference will feature in-depth case studies spanning the geotechnical industry. Each 30-minute case study presentation will explore a geotechnical project from design to installation. Presenters will highlight the challenges encountered, how they were overcome and the […]

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2018 International Achievement Awards

February 1st, 2019

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications. The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 […]

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The magic of water and geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Water is a fundamental issue in many projects using geosynthetics. From erosion control to reservoir liners and covers, from landfill leachate pond barriers to coal ash dewatering, handling water and the effects of water are considerations nearly every engineer employing geosynthetics considers. Geosynthetics can effectively manage water applications of erosion control, reinforcement, barriers, filtration and […]

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International Achievement Awards submissions due June 30

May 9th, 2018

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape, including geosynthetics. For more than six decades, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, […]

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2017 International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo

September 28th, 2017

This year’s winners in IFAI’s global International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition, recognizing design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, were announced on Sept. 28 at the organization’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more than 70 years, IAA has acknowledged innovation and excellence in design […]

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IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

October 31st, 2016

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry's show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and awards recognizing industry achievement. "We […]

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