$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16, 2019

Global geosynthetics research, education and training could receive an incredible uplift thanks to a new fundraising body. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals

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GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

October 15, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on Oct. 23, 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 focuses on the stability

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TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Week

October 11, 2019

TRI/Environmental is offering two one-day short courses, which may be taken singly or as a package. They are designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper construction quality control (CQC) and construction quality assurance (CQA) procedures at waste containment facilities. The courses provide ideal preparation for the

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FGI offers coal combustion residuals short course in North Carolina

October 7, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day short course on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs): Current Regulations and Solutions. The short course will take place on Nov. 6 at the Center City Building near the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus. Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of current and emerging

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New leadership for IFAI

October 2, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designates priorities for disaster relief funding

October 1, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced work that it will accomplish with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20. The act was signed

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U.S. Department of Transportation overhauls century-old rule

September 27, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published an updated federal rule to give states more flexibility and choice in which products or services can be used on federally funded highway projects. The change is intended to improve safety and increase efficiency while saving taxpayer dollars. “This

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ASTM International releases new standard for electrical leak location in geomembranes

September 25, 2019

ASTM International has released a new standard, ASTM D8265-19 Standard Practices for Electrical Methods for Mapping Leaks in Installed Geomembranes. These practices describe standard procedures for using electrical methods to locate leaks in geomembranes covered with liquid or earthen materials, which can be watered to cause leakage through the geomembrane.

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IGS to host Prague workshops

September 24, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals to participate in two high-level technical workshops in Prague, Czech Republic. From Nov. 10–13, 2019, the Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S) and Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) will hold back-to-back workshops. The selected topics will be presented by revered

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of soil slopes with anchored geosynthetics

September 23, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on Oct. 9, 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. The sliding

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