Governor appoints new Caltrans director

February 22, 2018

Laurie Berman. Photograph courtesy of Caltrans On Feb. 20, 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. had appointed Laurie Berman as the new director of Caltrans. The announcement comes as Director Malcolm Dougherty announced his departure from public service to pursue other opportunities in

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COMANCO teams up with Solmax and GSE on electrically conductive-backed geomembrane welding training

February 22, 2018

This is your opportunity to reserve an exhibit space for Geosynthetics 2019. COMANCO Environmental Corp. liner technicians who participated in Solmax and GSE Environmental’s training for extrusion gun and isolation wedge welding of conductive-backed geomembranes. Photography courtesy of COMANCO Environmental Corp. During the first week of February, Florida geosynthetics installer

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Booth reservation opens for Geosynthetics 2019 conference

February 19, 2018

Geosynthetics 2019 has opened exhibit space sales for the conference taking place in Houston, Texas, at the Marriott Marquis, Feb. 10-13, 2019. This event is the premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine, it brings together more than

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Congressional infrastructure chair says infrastructure bill ready ‘closer to summer’

February 17, 2018

On Feb. 15, 2018, U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., told The Hill’s Mallory Shelbourne that an infrastructure bill could be ready “closer to the summer,” perhaps by July. Shuster said he is working with the committee’s Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to draft a

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Owens Corning releases video of RCG deployment for USACE

February 17, 2018

On Feb. 7, 2018, Owens Corning released a video featuring Andy Durham, P.E., the company’s senior geosynthetics engineer based in Granville, Ohio, in a YouTube video on installing the RhinoMat reinforced composite geosynthetic (RCG) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Full-Scale Levee Breach and Hydraulic Test Facility at

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