APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related

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IFAI announces hiring of Fred Chuck as GMA executive director

April 17, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director. He brings more than 38 years of geosynthetics industry experience along with him to IFAI. Fred Chuck Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics

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E Squared offering webinars

April 13, 2020

While we are all staying safe during these trying times, we can also take this opportunity to learn. E Squared is offering “No Lunch, Just Learn” complimentary webinars. The company can schedule a webinar for your remote staff. It is essentially the same presentation they provide during onsite Lunch &

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Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3, 2020

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings   Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers

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DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Foundation announce a new scholarship fund

January 31, 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

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

January 23, 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

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Call for Candidates for IGS Council open

January 7, 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

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