FGI to host webinar on floating cover systems

January 31st, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Floating Cover Systems for Reservoirs and Ponds,” on Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. CST. This webinar will discuss the different types of floating cover systems available for various reservoirs and ponds. In particular, this webinar will discuss the design, factory fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of […]

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DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Foundation announce a new scholarship fund

January 31st, 2020

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the Terracon Foundation announce the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund, whichwillprovide scholarships to engineering students attending any U.S. college or university. The endowment was established through a generous $50,000 National Partner Grant from the Terracon Foundation. The foundation’s pledge will be used to annually […]

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TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Course

January 27th, 2020

For the past 15 years, engineers, regulators, and other waste management professionals have come to Austin, Texas, to attend the geosynthetic containment system construction quality assurance (CQA) training course developed by TRI/Environmental. This year, the traditional back-to-back single-day courses are combined under a single course name: “QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems.”  What’s different […]

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Proposed ASTM geocells standard aims to support soil stability in road projects

January 23rd, 2020

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells—open-celled geosynthetics that help hold soils and rocks in place—in roadway projects. Geocells are commonly used in road construction, earth retention and other construction projects. According to ASTM International member Eli Cuelho, there is currently no standard for using geocells in geotechnical and roadway projects. […]

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GSI to host webinar on pond liners

January 20th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The first ponds lined with geomembranes were installed in the 1930s. That […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

January 20th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet […]

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GeoCalgary abstract submission deadline extended to Jan. 31

January 17th, 2020

The Technical Subcommittee decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission until Jan. 31. Authors whose abstracts are accepted by the confer­ence’s Technical Subcommittee will be notified by Feb. 14 and will be invited to submit full papers. Abstracts should fall under the following geotechnical themes:  Soil Mechanics and FoundationsRock Mechanics and Engineering GeologyLandslides and GeohazardsMining […]

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AMI’S Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 to be held in March

January 13th, 2020

The​ 15th edition of AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, on March 23–25, 2020. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 is recognized as the foremost platform to gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world. The Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum 2020 […]

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Dr. Ian D. Peggs retires

January 8th, 2020

After 40-plus years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made the strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL for the foreseeable future and to retire. Dr. Peggs will continue his own research and development and technical support projects. Dr. Peggs was awarded an honorary membership in the International Geosynthetics Society at […]

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Call for Candidates for IGS Council open

January 7th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold midterm elections in 2020. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect seven council members. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 5, 2020. The IGS encourages any IGS member who is interested in furthering the IGS […]

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