HUESKER offers free webinar on high-strength soil reinforcement

October 30, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on high-strength soil reinforcement applications on Nov. 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, M.S.C.E., P.E. Geosynthetics have many functions, reinforcement being one of them. While some situations may require low-strength capacity as

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IFAI Expo 2018 to colocate with CAMX

October 30, 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

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IFAI Expo 2017 is a great success

October 26, 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

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GMA and SAME team up for seminar in Maryland on geo and fabric structures

October 25, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) present an onsite Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures at the Woodland Park 3 office building, 1306 Concourse Drive, Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. The one-day

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U.S. DOT releases draft strategic plan for public comment

October 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a draft DOT Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018–2022 for public comment. The DOT said the draft plan reflects Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’s priorities for achieving DOT’s mission through four strategic goals, including some relevant to geosynthetics practitioners. The secretary’s priorities are: Safety:

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Nashville mayor announces $5.2 billion transportation plan

October 19, 2017

Nashville mayor Megan Barry. Photograph courtesy Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. In what would be the largest capital investment in Nashville, Tenn., history, on Oct. 17, 2017, Mayor Megan Barry unveiled “Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution,” a plan that the city said aligns with the state

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference sets theme

October 18, 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

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