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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Marine mattress installation continues on Elliott Bay seawall project
At the ongoing construction of the new Elliott Bay seawall in Seattle, marine mattresses are installed in front of the new face panels to create a shallow water corridor for migrating fish. Marine mattresses are rock-filled containers generally constructed with UV-stabilized co-polymer geogrid materials. Geogrid panels are laced together to form mattress-shaped baskets that are …
GeosyntheticsME concludes 2015 conference with big attendance, first awards
The recently concluded Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 in Abu Dhabi attracted more than 400 industry experts from 35 countries for the 7th edition of this international conference and exhibition, according to a Nov. 22 press release.
IFAI, Dept. of Commerce to host smart fabrics summit
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit on April 4, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will provide a forum for public and private sector leaders in technology, apparel and textiles to highlight recent developments in the smart fabrics …
Chronology: The 2015 transportation bill
July 2012—President Obama signs a two-year transportation reauthorization bill into law. The “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,” known as MAP 21, keeps transportation programs running through the end of fiscal year 2014 and calls for transferring $18.8 billion from the general fund to the highway and transit trust funds. August 10, …
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