DFI releases technical program for DFI Annual Conference

September 7th, 2017

On September 7, 2017, the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) published the Technical Program for the 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24–27, 2017, in New Orleans, La. A highlight at this year’s conference is an “Invited Panel on Risk: A Rational Discussion” on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The...

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FHWA offers pavement preservation focus in September

September 7th, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation of the month for September is pavement preservation (when, where, and how), a whole-life approach to extending the service life of pavement networks. Applying a pavement preservation treatment at the right time (when) on the right project (where) with quality materials and construction (how) is...

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USDOT announces $500 Million funding through TIGER program

September 7th, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. “The TIGER grant program is a highly competitive program whose winners will be awarded with the funding they need...

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Afitex-Texel releases design guidance for protection from soil gas infiltration

September 6th, 2017

Originally published in French by Groupe Alphard Inc. and translated and updated by Afitex-Texel, the resource “Design Guidance Document for the Protection of Buildings Against Soil Gas Infiltrations” is now available. The document discusses DRAINTUBE™ technology, a product that combines geosynthetic and pipe technology. Engineers have used DRAINTUBETM on hundreds of projects around the world....

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ECTC releases RECPs spec

September 6th, 2017

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) recently updated their Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specification includes charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the industry...

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IECA 2018 hotel reservations open

September 6th, 2017

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Feb. 11–14, 2018, announced the opening of the conference Hotel Block at agreed-upon rates at several hotels near the Long Beach Convention Center. The special rates are available Feb. 5–19, 2018, and include rooms at the Hyatt (conference headquarters hotel), Courtyard...

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

September 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on September 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The estimated cost of landslides in the United States is $2 to 5 billion; worldwide, it may approach $10 billion. The many landslides triggered by surface erosion is a major contributor...

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Save the date: GMA Fall Lobby Day is Oct. 24–25 in Washington, D.C.

September 5th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will host Fall Lobby Day Oct. 24–25, 2017, in Washington, D.C. GMA encourages members and interested nonmembers to attend. There is no registration fee for GMA members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $1,000. Registration is open; for questions or to RSVP, please contact Janelle Wells at jawells@ifai.com. GMA continues to...

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