Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

March 19th, 2019

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and CEO Steve Schiffman calls an “investment in the […]

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GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

March 15th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on March 20, 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. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, […]

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TRI Environmental hosting Short Course Training Week in April

March 11th, 2019

TRI Environmental will sponsor Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas, April 7–12. The training week includes multiple courses with optional certification, including the following. Liner integrity surveys/assessments (LISA) April 7 Electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are the state-of-the-art nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The Liner Integrity Survey and Assessment (LISA) course […]

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FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and […]

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Early registration deadline approaches for NY solid waste conference and trade show

March 7th, 2019

The early conference registration deadline and the Sagamore Hotel room block deadline for the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations 2019 Conference and Trade Show is April 15. The conference, to be held May 19–22 in Bolton Landing, N.Y., features some 700 attendees who come for the technical program of 90 presentations and the dynamic […]

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U.S. construction spending at record high for 2018

March 5th, 2019

The Department of Commerce announced March 4 that U.S. construction spending reached a record level in 2018, rising 4.1% to $1.3 trillion, beating the previous record high of $1.16 trillion set in 2006. Despite the record high, the percentage increase was the lowest since 2011. Public construction fell 0.6 percent, a drop fueled by a […]

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Rebuilding roads, replacing transmission lines damaged during Hurricane Michael in Florida’s Panhandle

March 1st, 2019

Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Florida’s power grid network, leveling more than 100 transmission towers in a 34-mile (55-km) right-of-way from Port St. Joe to Callaway. This right-of-way crosses swampy, remote and hard-to-reach areas, making rebuilding the grid even more challenging. This extremely wet, muddy ground prevented Duke Energy repair vehicles from accessing the […]

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GSI to host webinar on MSE remediation and monitoring

February 28th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall Remediation and Monitoring,” on March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The GSI database of failed MSE walls indicates that 44 out of […]

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IECA Region One board of directors elect new positions

February 27th, 2019

Each year, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One elects board members to serve as association officers at the IECA Annual Conference in February. The following board members were re-elected to their current officer positions: Charles R. Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, administrative vice president Don Thieman, CPESC, LEED-AP, secretary Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, […]

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FGI to present GCL shear testing webinar

February 26th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar “GCL Shear Testing,” on February 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. The webinar is free to student and industry professionals. In this presentation, Chris Bareither, P.E., Ph.D., will discuss the internal and interface shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). General topics covered will […]

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