Propex GeoSolutions receives awards for sustainability and innovative collaboration

October 23rd, 2020

Propex GeoSolutions received the Sustainability Project of the Year Award for its Mountain Creek Streambank Stabilization project from Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC). This award recognizes projects that are significant to the Tennessee Valley and address the triple bottom line of sustainability. Additionally, Propex was awarded Innovative Collaboration of the Year. “We are honored to […]

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2020 GMA Virtual Lobby Day registration now open

October 22nd, 2020

As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. We have been successful in connecting virtually with individual congressional members during these “shelter in” months. With this success we […]

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GSI to host webinar on QA/QC of waste containment systems

October 21st, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) of Waste Containment Systems,” on November 4, 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. This presentation focuses on geosynthetics used in containment systems. […]

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Submit now for the Geosynthetics Premier Product Showcase in Geosynthetics magazine

October 20th, 2020

The February/March 2021 issue of Geosynthetics magazine will include a look at new products and services. Member companies and GMA members are eligible for this free product coverage in our print magazine. Other companies can pay, become a member or join GMA to get listings. To participate, here is what you need to do: 1. […]

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Submit your product listings for the 2021 Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide by Nov. 9

October 19th, 2020

The Geosynthetics Specifier's Guide is the industry’s complete print and online product sourcing tool. Thousands of companies use this guide to purchase products within the geosynthetics market. IFAI is offering you the opportunity to display your products in the 2021 Geosynthetics Specifier's Guide. Click on https://www.ifai.com/buyers-guide/ to get started. Submit by Nov. 9, 2020 Become an advertiser or a […]

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Solmax launches online Geosynthetic Drainage Tool for design engineers

October 16th, 2020

Geosynthetics play a vital role in the containment of solid and liquid waste in landfills, mining, energy, construction, and oil and gas applications. To help design engineers accurately specify the materials needed, Solmax has launched an online resource for engineers–its Geosynthetic Drainage Tool. Geosynthetics are used to contain, drain and protect, but specifications will be […]

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Last chance to register for the GMA Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

October 16th, 2020

There is still time to register for the Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar. This event will take place Oct. 20–22, 2020, in a three-day webinar format series. Experience all the benefits of the in-person event virtually from the comfort of your own location. Download the event flyer here. For more information or to register, visit […]

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IKO to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division

October 15th, 2020

IKO, a global leader in the manufacture of residential and commercial roofing products and insulation, has announced that it has struck a deal in which it intends to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division from the SMAC group. An information and consultation process is currently underway with the relevant stakeholders and will be completed before the […]

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Ground improvements using geofoam: A case history

October 14th, 2020

By Javaid M. Alvi, Ph.D., and Jahangir J. Kabir, Ph.D., P.E The project site is a triangular-shaped property located at the intersection of Raleigh Avenue and West Liberty Avenue in the Borough of Dormont, Allegheny County, Pa. (Figure 1). The site housed two Nissan buildings, one with a showroom at the top floor and the […]

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GSI to host webinar on soil consolidation using wick drains

October 12th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs.” on October 28, 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. Wick drains, also called prefabricated vertical drains (PVDs), consist of […]

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Raven announces leadership changes

October 7th, 2020

Raven Industries Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D., has announced it is making key leadership changes as part of the company’s continued strategy to focus on greater growth and long-term success.  Last year, Raven launched an expansion of its strategy by increasing investments in targeted areas, including Raven Autonomy™ and Raven Composites™. “I’ve never been more confident […]

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Webinar series to examine global erosion case studies

October 5th, 2020

Join IECA for the Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies web series to explore the world's challenges in erosion control and how innovation and collaboration has led to success. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment. November […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of slopes with nailed or anchored geosynthetics

October 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on October 21, 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 of soil slopes in the […]

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Connect with new customers as an exhibitor at IFAI Virtual Expo

October 1st, 2020

IFAI Virtual Expo is a month away and there is still time to become an exhibitor. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with potential new customers in this time where travel is limited. By becoming an exhibitor at IFAI Virtual Expo you will be able to showcase your products and services, have real-time conversations with […]

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GSI announces GSI Fellowship awardees

September 29th, 2020

The 2020–21 Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) Fellowship proposals have been reviewed by Dr. George Koerner, Dr. Grace Hsuan and the GSI Board of Advisors (BOA). GSI is pleased to announce that the recipients of this year’s $5,000 awards have been chosen.  As in previous years, the candidate must be either pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree […]

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