Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in one week

March 30, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, one week from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North America

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Babcock Power Environmental subsidiary acquires Geo-Synthetics Systems

March 29, 2018

Acting through a new subsidiary named Geo-Synthetics Systems LLC, Babcock Power Environmental Inc., a Babcock Power Inc. company, acquired substantially all of the assets of Geo-Synthetics, LLC, an installer of geosynthetic materials for industries such as energy, waste disposal, agricultural and industrial, according to a press release from Babcock’s financial advisor

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General Michael Hayden and former Secretary Anthony Foxx to address INFORMS 2018

March 28, 2018

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), international association for professionals in operations research and analytics, announced March 27, 2018, that General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will deliver

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ASTM releases new geosynthetic cementitious composite mat standard

March 27, 2018

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) released a standard March 26, 2018, for geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCM), a new family of materials that can help control erosion, protect slopes and berms, and line ditches and culverts. The new standard (D8173) identifies proper layout, installation and hydration procedures

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NEWS ALERT: GMA waste containment seminar sponsorship opportunities available

March 26, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is hosting the seminar “Waste Containment System Design II: Landfill Design Considerations,” April 17–18, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York. The seminar is expected to draw more than 100 design engineers, construction supervisors, landowners and operators, exhibitors, regulatory agency staff, and public

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference abstract deadline in two weeks

March 23, 2018

Abstracts for the Geosynthetics 2019 conference are due April 6, 2018, two weeks from today. The Industrial Fabrics Association International will hold the conference, sponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10–13, 2019. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by IGS North

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

March 22, 2018

Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V. (TenCate) announced March 14, 2018, it had reached an agreement with integrated chemicals and materials group Toray Industries Inc. on the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC). TenCate said Toray is committed to further accelerate the growth of TCAC in the coming years, fully supporting TCAC

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East Coast Erosion Control receives innovation award

March 21, 2018

East Coast Erosion Control of Bernville, Pennsylvania, announced March 19, 2018, it had been awarded the Innovative Application of Technology award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. East Coast Erosion Control was one of six companies to receive a Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Award, which are given to companies

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Register now!: GMA Spring Lobby Day is May 16–17 in Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Spring Lobby Day May 16–17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Lobby Day involves meetings with members of the U.S. House of Representatives,

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GMA meets with White House to discuss infrastructure a second time

March 20, 2018

On Tuesday, March 15, 2018, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) met with White House senior staff to discuss President Donald J. Trump’s “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” The leaders of GMA’s executive council emphasized the innovative and transformative benefits of geosynthetic products and the role geosynthetics can play in

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