First new water reservoir in Texas in 30 years receives construction permit

February 17th, 2018

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) announced Feb. 2, 2018, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has granted a 404 permit to allow construction to begin on the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir (LBCR) near Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. The NTMWD said it has been working for more than 15 years […]

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IFAI seeks geosynthetics professionals to share expertise at 2018–19 conferences

January 26th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, is inviting civil, environmental and geotechnical engineers; academics; and other geoprofessionals to share their insights with peers at IFAI’s two geosynthetics conferences in 2018–19. IFAI is now accepting presentations for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2017. GeoDallas provides […]

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IFAI Expo 2018 to colocate with CAMX

October 30th, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International’s IFAI Expo 2018 will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 15–18 and will be colocated with the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). “The goal of this colocation is to expand the relationship between the technical textiles and composites industries for our attendees and exhibitors. We want to capitalize on the […]

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IFAI Expo 2017 is a great success

October 26th, 2017

IFAI Expo 2017 attracted more than 4,500 participants to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., September 26–29. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 380 exhibitors, schedule one-on-one meetings with industry professionals and hear expert advice from more than 50 industry speakers. “There’s so much information and there’s so much […]

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference sets theme

October 18th, 2017

On Oct. 17, 2017, Barbara J. Connett, secretary general of the Geosynthetics 2019 conference in Houston, Texas, announced that the theme of the preeminent geosynthetics conference will be “Geosynthetics: Strengthening Infrastructure Safety, Reliability, and Longevity.” The conference, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis Houston and sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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TxDOT uses AquaDam on flooded roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey

October 16th, 2017

After Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, and devastated cities along the Texas coastline, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) quickly moved to mitigate extreme flooding as the storm moved north toward Houston and Beaumont, TxDOT said in Oct. 11, 2017, press release. With waters rising, TxDOT crews from several area districts received […]

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TRI offers CQA Training Week in Austin, Texas

October 6th, 2017

TRI/Environmental Inc. is offering CQA Training Week at the company’s campus in Austin, Texas, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017. The training program includes Liner Integrity Survey/Assessments (LISA) training, Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for Geosynthetic Installations instruction, a course in Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation, and the Geosynthetic […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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