GSI hosts webinar on wave management in geomembranes

January 31st, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Wave (or Wrinkle) Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes,” on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is that they expand and contract depending upon ambient temperature. During times of elevated temperature, waves (also called wrinkles)...

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Gerber sponsors professional clothing award

January 31st, 2018

Gerber Technology, a leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has announced that it will sponsor the 2018 Professional Clothing (PCA) Vision Best Design. Students entering are required to design stylish, functional professional clothing that can be worn for a specific job position in a sector of their choice....

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Concrete Cloth ™ named Top Project

January 30th, 2018

Concrete Cloth GCCM, manufactured by Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC and distributed by Nuna Innovations, has been recognized for its Myra Falls Ditch Lining project as a Top Project by Storm Water Solutions. The project repaired a diversion ditch at an underground zinc and copper mine. The installation covered 11,125 square meters and was completed between...

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IFAI seeks geosynthetics professionals to share expertise at 2018–19 conferences

January 26th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, is inviting civil, environmental and geotechnical engineers; academics; and other geoprofessionals to share their insights with peers at IFAI’s two geosynthetics conferences in 2018–19. IFAI is now accepting presentations for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2017. GeoDallas provides...

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Western Excelsior announces new Texas manufacturing facility

January 26th, 2018

On Jan. 25, 2018, Western Excelsior of Evansville, Indiana, announced a new manufacturing facility in Campbell, Texas. This facility represents both the partial replacement of capacity lost during a May 8, 2017, fire at the company’s Mancos, Colorado, plant and the continuing execution of Western Excelsior’s growth strategies. The company said Texas has a strong...

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HUESKER webinar on geosynthetic tubes

January 26th, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Geosynthetic Tubes for Dewatering,” on Jan. 31, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. HUESKER’s SoilTain® dewatering tube is a technical textile containment system made from a specially developed woven filter that is used to dewater a wide variety of sludge types. The webinar will be taught...

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Device tests compression garments during movement

January 26th, 2018

Hohenstein Group has developed the next generation of its compression testing device, HOSYcan. The device records and analyzes compression measurements during movement and measures the interaction between different materials. Combined with data from Hohenstein’s 3D scanning database, simulated movement profiles may provide increased accuracy for specific applications. HOSYcan is designed to measure in static and...

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Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2018

January 25th, 2018

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2018 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print and online, with thousands of...

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USACE proposes Houston flood control study

January 25th, 2018

On Jan. 21, 2018, the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) advocated producing a comprehensive study of flooding in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and other major flooding events in the last few years. The study, dubbed the Metropolitan Houston Regional Watershed Assessment, would look at...

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DFI issues Call for Papers for student and young professor competitions

January 23rd, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has opened the Call for Papers for the annual Student Paper Competition and Young Professor Competition. Abstracts are due on Friday, March 9, 2018. The winners are invited to attend DFI’s 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24–27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif., to present their papers. Winners also receive...

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