DFI announces winners of the 2021 Student Paper Competition

August 4th, 2021

Osama Drbe The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has announced the winners of the 2021 Student Paper Competition. Osama Drbe, a Ph.D. candidate at Western University, in London, Ont., Canada, is the winner of the Student Paper Competition. His paper is titled, “Effect of Negative Skin Friction on Abutment Piles Design.” The paper discusses a comprehensive […]

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IAA Award entry deadline extended to Aug. 13

August 2nd, 2021

The deadline to enter a project into the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) has been extended to Aug. 13. The IAA awards recognize the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. Awards are given in seven major categories and 42 subcategories and are judged by industry experts. Major categories include: •Advanced Textiles •Awnings and Canopies […]

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IAA Awards deadline approaching

July 22nd, 2021

The deadline to submit a project for the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) is July 30. The IAA awards recognize the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. Awards are given in seven major categories and 42 subcategories and […]

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Enter now: IFAI’s International Achievement Awards

May 13th, 2021

After a year away, the International Achievement Awards (IAA) return for the 75th anniversary of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. The International Achievement Awards is an annual competition that recognizes and promotes awareness […]

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MFA Virtual Series finishes strong with technology education and networking

March 22nd, 2021

The three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series wrapped up successfully on March 18 averaging nearly 90 participants for each of the three two-hour sessions from around the U.S., Australia, England, the Netherlands and other countries. The final session featured a presentation on “Next Generation Technology” by Darren Arthur, MFC, Nautilux Custom Canvas, Hazlitt, N.J. […]

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ASCE recognizes outstanding projects and leaders, and outstanding civil engineering achievements

February 4th, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced its 2021 recipients of the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leadership (OPAL) awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in each of five categories: construction, design, education, government and management. These individuals have furthered the civil engineering profession and improved local communities by contributing to thriving local economies and superb […]

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12th, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called […]

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2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

November 12th, 2020

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the […]

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Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

November 12th, 2020

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell […]

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IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 Announces Show Stopper Winners

November 9th, 2020

IFAI Virtual Expo announced the Show Stopper winners for the year, including the most popular products in the virtual exhibit halls. The ninth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to hardware and accessories.  Designed to recognize the most popular new […]

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