Solmax and University of Virginia team to launch technical GCL webinar series

July 31st, 2020

Geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is sponsoring a series of technical webinars for industry professionals in collaboration with the University of Virginia’s (UVA) School of Engineering. The first webinar, focusing on the evaluation and specification of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), launches on Aug. 12. Geosynthetics are an important part of containment applications for waste, mining, construction and […]

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EPA finalizes revisions to the coal ash closure regulations, increases public access to information

July 30th, 2020

On July 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized several changes to the regulations for coal combustion residuals, known as CCR or coal ash, to implement the court’s vacatur of certain closure requirements as well as adding provisions that enhance the public’s access to information about the management of coal ash at electric utilities. […]

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IFAI Expo going virtual for 2020

July 29th, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable, decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. to an online-only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place over several […]

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DFI-PFSF to host Piling and Ground Improvement Conference in Australia

July 29th, 2020

Registration is open for the 2nd DFI-PFSF Piling and Ground Improvement Conference taking place March 10–12, 2021, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Australia. This conference—being hosted by Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF)—intends to promote all aspects of the deep foundations, earth retention and ground improvement works. […]

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Update on the Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

July 24th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to transition this year’s seminar to a virtual format. We will still deliver the same content as the in-person event and the same great materials will be available to all those who attend. Stay tuned for further details regarding the virtual event. Theme “Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetic Materials” […]

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Economic panel predicts slow recovery for many engineering markets after COVID-19

July 22nd, 2020

A roundtable of economic and policy experts said that even after a COVID-19 vaccine is discovered, it could take many engineering markets years to recover from the pandemic’s impact.  “Funding in the New Normal” is the third of a virtual roundtable series sponsored by the ACEC Research Institute. More than 160 participants from throughout the […]

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2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting is going virtual

July 21st, 2020

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. TRBAM in its traditional face-to-face format brings together more than 14,000 transportation professionals from all over the world. “If other […]

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Environmental ethics for engineers webinar

July 16th, 2020

Tensar will sponsor a webinar, “Environmental Ethics for Engineers,” on July 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT.  This webinar looks at issues of ethics in the practice of engineering, using environmental ethics as the specific framework for the session. The discussion will include: The importance of ethics in engineering practiceA review of codes of […]

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Call for Women in Textiles Summit speakers

July 15th, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has issued a call for speakers for its Women in Textiles Summit being held March 3–5, 2021, in Braselton, Ga. The call for speakers is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to develop bold, valuable and worthwhile content attendees are eager to hear. The vision of the summit is […]

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Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

July 14th, 2020

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of […]

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FGI webinar: Panel discussion on constructing with fabricated geosynthetics

July 13th, 2020

Please join the live virtual Panel Discussion on Constructing with Fabricated Geosynthetics, July 30, at 12–1 p.m CDT. This first webinar Panel Discussion will assemble five industry leaders to answer questions about design, specifying, factory testing, fabrication, welding, packaging, shipping, installing, field leak location testing, and maintaining factory fabricated geomembranes and geosynthetics, e.g., geotextiles, for […]

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Industrial fabrics market outlook

July 10th, 2020

According to the report “Industrial Fabrics—Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” by, amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the industrial fabrics market worldwide will grow by a projected US$32 billion during the analysis period (2020-2027), driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4%. Polyamide, one of the segments analyzed […]

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Milliken and Company publishes sustainability report

July 7th, 2020

Milliken and Company has published its second annual corporate sustainability report. The report gives insight into Milliken’s environmental and social commitments as all global locations work to achieve aggressive sustainability goals by 2025. Using a comprehensive goal scorecard, the 2019 report shares Milliken’s first year of progress towards the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. First introduced […]

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New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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GSI to host webinar on UV resistance of geosynthetics

June 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance of Geosynthetics,” on July 8, 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. Geosynthetics are polymeric products used to solve civil engineering challenges, typically belowground. […]

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