Geosynthetics 2019 conference issues Call for Abstracts

January 16th, 2018

The Geosynthetics 2019 conference, Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, has issued a Call for Abstracts. Abstract submission is now open, and abstracts are due on or before April 6, 2018. This premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International and supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, brings together...

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FGI launches new website

January 15th, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) launched its new website at https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com. The website is intended to highlight FGI research, short course information, testing specifications and guidelines, member information, geomembrane and equipment guides, technical papers and articles, and geosynthetic industry news and events. In addition to providing current information on FGI events,...

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GSI releases RFP for graduate student fellowships

January 15th, 2018

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announced a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. In 2018 awards will be given in two categories: 1. Unsolicited geosynthetic topics at $5,000 each 2. Solicitated topics at a grant level to be decided (> $5,000) A list of topics...

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TRB webinar on airport pavement applications and maintenance

January 15th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Feb. 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management and Research Report 178: Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports. The webinar will discuss the...

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IFAI Webinar: Smart Fabrics Market, Current Developments

January 15th, 2018

January 17, 2018 | 1 p.m. CST $29 Members; $79 Non-Members This IFAI webinar provides a comprehensive overview of recent smart fabric applications used in a number of government, commercial, medical and consumer market segments. The discussion will cover developments in the military, law enforcement, safety and protective markets, the wearable electronics consumer retail market, the...

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Event Safety Alliance announces Severe Weather Summit

January 15th, 2018

The Event Safety Alliance is set to host the next Severe Weather Summit March 22-23, 2018, at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The summit is designed to aid event and venue professionals in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Subject matter experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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TRB Annual Meeting is Jan. 7–11, 2018

January 6th, 2018

More than 13,000 people—including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia—are expected to gather for the Transportation Research Board’s 97th Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 7–11, 2018, and will involve thousands of presentations at nearly 800 sessions and...

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Early-bird pricing for 2018 IFAI Canada Expo ends tomorrow

January 4th, 2018

Register for the 2018 IFAI Canada Expo in Montreal, Quebec, by Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, before rates increase. Don’t miss the event that expands the Canadian marketplace for the industrial textile industry. Make first-class connections, get inspired and find new faces for expert advice. IFAI Canada Expo offers education, network, exhibits and fun, including: Two...

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GSI offers webinar on geosynthetics in hydraulics

January 3rd, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications,” on Jan. 10, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s population) in 60 countries will have inadequate freshwater. This alarming prediction suggests that water must be hydraulically transferred...

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