Dr. George Koerner is first recipient of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award

September 14, 2016

By Jonathan Curry On June 17 this year, the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) announced the establishment of the biennial Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. This award was established by the GMA Executive Council to honor Bob Koerner’s monumental impact on the geosynthetics industry and, moving forward, to recognize

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GMA announces biennial Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 20, 2016

ROSEVILLE, MN – The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced a biennial award and lecture series named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, founding director and now director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. The inaugural award recipient will be announced this summer and will deliver the first Koerner Lecture at Geotechnical

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‘Largest green roof in the world’ proposed for Silicon Valley project

June 15, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine Last year, Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly unveiled plans to convert an ageing shopping center in California’s Silicon Valley into a vast development featuring the world’s largest green roof. Viñoly, the architect behind London’s controversial Walkie Talkie building and the skinny 432 Park Avenue skyscraper in New York, will

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Brawler increases fabrication capacity

June 9, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine Houston-based Brawler Industries announced in a May press release that it has increased geomembrane fabrication capacity at its Midland and Pleasanton facilities in Texas. The release stated that: Brawler’s new fabrication capacity now allows for up to 670 feet of fabrication with no butt-seams. • New multi-sealer technology

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GMA’s 2016 government relations program is in full swing

June 1, 2016

Source: Geosynthetics Magazine By Jonathan Curry March 2016 was a great month for GMA to ramp up its 2016 federal and state lobbying efforts. GMA members and I had the opportunity to meet with three federal agencies in Washington, D.C. These meetings allowed GMA to educate government officials about the

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