Your connection to the geosynthetics industry.

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. The Geosynthetic Materials Association provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

GMA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.


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Waste containment technical seminar

March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y. A two-day waste containment system design course will be offered March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y., sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS). Registered participants will qualify for 12 professional development hours (PDFs) or 1.5 professional engineer (P.E.) credits. Registration includes all education sessions …

Source:  Geosynthetics Magazine

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Call for Abstracts

This Call for Abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting Technical Paper Program. Submit your 200- to 300-word abstract by March 8, 2016, and become part of the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 education program. Please review the current list of proposed sessions and general topics. All submissions will be peer-reviewed at each step, …

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HUESKER adds three for mining, rep duties

Charlotte, N.C.-based HUESKER Inc. announced in a press release that it has added three new team members to address its coverage of the mining market and to reinforce its distribution partnerships in the U.S. Midwest. Mike Nelson is headquartered in McMurray, Pa., and will be primarily responsible for providing technical support to the quarries and …

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New geotextiles book to debut in March

A hefty new addition to civil engineering and geosynthetics libraries around the world is coming next month. Geotextiles: From Design to Applications is scheduled for official release in March 2016. Number 175 from the Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, the 640-page book contains 26 chapters by 39 authors, including many of the most- renowned and …

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