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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GSI to host webinar on sand drains, wick drains and sand columns

July 30, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on Aug. 14, 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. This webinar begins with Terzaghi’s consolidation work (extended

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GEOWEB 3D system is focus of webinar

July 29, 2019

Layfield Geosynthetics and Presto Geosystems will host a free webinar, “Basics of Road Design Using Innovative Engineered Technologies,” on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MDT. Roadway surfaces built over weak subgrades can degrade due to base deterioration that causes deflections, rutting and cracking in the surface layer.

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Strata earns GAI-LAP accreditation for its new plant laboratory in India

July 24, 2019

Strata, a global leader in geosynthetic products and engineering solutions, has been awarded the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute–Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP) certification for the manufacturing of StrataGrid (flexible PET geogrids) and StrataWeb (geocell) at its new manufacturing facility in Daheli, which opened in early 2019. The GAI-LAP accreditation designates that the

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HUESKER introduces ecoLine geogrids

July 23, 2019

HUESKER launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with

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FGI offers PDH credit for webinars

July 18, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that provides engineers with one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 13 webinars in its online library and is offering an additional four live

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