HUESKER to sponsor webinar on soil reinforcement products

August 27, 2019

HUESKER Inc. will host a free webinar, “Relevant Properties of Soil Reinforcement Products,” on Sept. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetics can be manufactured from different polymers. The mechanical behavior of geosynthetic products depend on the material used for their fabrication. This webinar will address important concepts

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GeoMEast 2019 regular registration deadline is August 30

August 26, 2019

The regular registration deadline for GeoMEast 2019, the Middle East’s largest geotechnical, geosynthetics, infrastructure and construction congress, is August 30. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Historic Cairo Marriott Hotel, Nov. 10–14, 2019, in Egypt. GeoMEast 2019 is a source for lectures, presentations, workshops and short courses

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ACEC 2019 fall conference sets sights on the Windy City

August 23, 2019

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) will hold the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference, the engineering industry’s largest business conference, October 13–16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.   More than 1,000 engineering industry leaders from throughout the U.S. and the world routinely attend the annual fall conference, which also never

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FGI to host webinar on temporary landfill covers

August 21, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Temporary Landfill Covers: Design and Construction,” on Sept. 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will focus primarily on prefabricated landfill covers and associated ballast systems. More specifically, it will provide a brief introduction into the geomembrane fabrication

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Propex GeoSolutions receives carbon footprint verification for PYRAMAT 75 HPTRM

August 20, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.  “This verification is another

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics and major applications

August 16, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “A Brief Overview of Geosynthetics and Their Major Applications,” on Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic materials presently

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EuroGeo 7 abstract deadline approaches

August 15, 2019

The abstract deadline for EuroGeo 7 is Aug. 30, 2019. The conference and trade show will be held at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 6–9, 2020. Abstracts must focus on one or more of the following topics: ·         Agricultural Applications ·         Coastal Protection ·         Direct

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Dickson sworn in as FAA administrator

August 12, 2019

Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in Aug. 12, 2019, by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of administrator of the agency during

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IGS to host workshops on stabilization and hydraulics in Prague

August 9, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will sponsor two workshops, “The Stabilization Function of Geosynthetics” and “Relationship between Testing and Design for Hydraulic Functions,” Nov. 10–13, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic. IGS invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals everywhere to participate in its next set of high-level technical workshops. Organized by

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Schapker tapped as ARTBA vice president of legislative affairs

August 5, 2019

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the hiring of Lauren Schapker as vice president of legislative affairs, a newly created position. She brings to the association nearly 15 years of experience on infrastructure policy issues.  As one of ARTBA’s primary advocates on Capitol Hill, Schapker will work

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