GEOKON certified to ISO 9001:2015

June 14th

GEOKON Inc., a manufacturer of geotechnical and structural instrumentation, announced in a prepared statement on June 13, 2018, that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 from both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in the U.S. and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in the U.K. as of June 1,...

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TRB releases report on resilience after natural disasters in transportation infrastructure

June 12th

On June 11, 2018, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released a prepublication, unedited version of “Synthesis 527: Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration” by Aimee Flannery, Maria A. Pena and Jessica Manns. The draft report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood and implemented...

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Dr. Robert M. Koerner answers your geosynthetics questions

June 5th

Get your technical geosynthetics questions answered by one of the world’s leading experts on geosynthetics through the GMA Techline. View past questions and answers at Email anytime for fast, direct answers to any and all technical geosynthetics questions. This one-of-a-kind resource is free to all courtesy of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), Geosynthetics magazine and the...

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2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo abstracts due Friday

May 29th

The deadline to submit abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference and Expo, Feb. 19–22, 2019, in Denver, Colo., is this Friday, June 1, 2018, the association said.                 Speaking at the conference will allow participants to gain exposure for their work while providing advancements to the...

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2019 TRB Annual Meeting issues calls for papers

May 25th

TRB standing committees have issued calls for papers for the 98th TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, 2019, in Washington, D.C, and/or the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). Please create or update your profile on now if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, submit a paper for presentation or...

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New technology and management strategies can prevent targeted cyberattacks

October 1st

Modern, targeted cyberattacks can take any organization by surprise. And these targeted cyberattacks are increasingly widespread. CBS “Money Watch” reported in June 2015 that more than 80 percent of U.S. companies have been successfully hacked, according to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. According to the CBS report, “Successful attacks by hackers involved...

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Coating tests that evaluate five types of durability

September 1st

Matthew Logan (left), product application engineer at APV Engineered Coatings, closes a gallon pail with a mallet, while Gregory Marty, chemist and QC manager, tests Pencil Hardness on a sample of coated material using graphite pencils. The test allows him to evaluate the value of hardness of a particular coating formulation. Photo: APV Engineered Coatings....

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Canada is putting a new emphasis on developing smart textiles and wearable innovations

September 1st

Myant & Co. recently introduced a line of athletic apparel with smart textiles that uses electroluminescent technology to glow, enhancing the wearer’s visibility (and safety) at night. Photo: Myant & Co. Textile is rapidly becoming the most effective wearable technology form factor,” says Tony Chahine, CEO of Myant & Co., a member of the Canadian-based...

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Bold predictions: What’s realistic for smart textiles

August 1st

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanowebs with fibers of about 250nm can be functionalized with metal oxides to create smart self-cleaning filters. Photo: Dr. Uday Turaga, Texas Tech University. The words smart textiles have generated much discussion in the industry and the media recently. India-based market research firm Markets and Markets has estimated that the value of...

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Reinforcement of seismic proportions

July 29th

Textile manufacturer Komatsu Seiren applied its own fiber-reinforcing products to its former office building to stabilize the structure against future earthquakes, linking roof to ground via cables made of carbon fiber composite. Photo: Takumi Ota. A Japanese fabric manufacturer reinforces its showroom against future earthquakes, making a provocative visual statement. With the four main islands...

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