GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced...

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Registration open for the DFI 44th annual conference

January 21st, 2019

Registration is open for the DFI 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Oct. 15–18, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The theme of the conference is > Future > Forward. The 2019 conference serves as a call to action to develop forward-thinking plans in deep foundation and geotechnical engineering and construction through technical presentations and panel...

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Retractableawnings.com add new features to website

January 18th, 2019

Retractableawnings.com recently added an infographic to its website as a new feature to educate customers on retractable fabric awnings. This feature explains the value that retractable awnings add to a home or business, and the savings they can provide via utilities bills. Retactableawnings.com sells and installs retractable fabric awnings and other types of sun, wind,...

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Business insurance offered as new benefit to MFA members

January 15th, 2019

IFAI now offers business insurance to members of the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA). The broker for this new membership benefit is Marsh & McLennan Agency, who is also IFAI’s insurance broker. “This is the first time IFAI has been able to offer this type of benefit to members. We have had many requests from members...

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Reserve your exhibit space now for Geosynthetics Conference 2019

January 8th, 2019

Make sure you are exhibiting at the 17th annual Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, February 10–13. This is the largest geosynthetics trade event in North America with more than 1,300 attendees in the geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors and installers fields. This is a great way to showcase your business to key buyers and...

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GMA releases schedule for Geosynthetics Conference 2019 meetings, requests RSVPs

January 7th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association announces open meetings at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, which runs February 10–13 in Houston, Texas. All meetings are open to the public, and GMA requests all those who intend to attend RSVP. GMA meetings include those of the Erosion Control Focus Group, Geotextile Focus Group, Environmental Focus Group, Distributor Focus Group...

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Intertape Polymer Group acquires Maiweave

January 3rd, 2019

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) announced it has acquired substantially all the operating assets of Maiweave LLC for total cash consideration of approximately $21 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Maiweave is a private company based in Springfield, Ohio, and an integrated U.S. manufacturer of engineered coated polyolefin fabrics that employs approximately 75 team members...

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Paper Session Details released

January 2nd, 2019

Ashly Cabas of North Carolina State University presents at Geotechnical Frontiers in 2017. Photograph by Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Corporate Photography The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Paper Session Details are now available online. The Technical Program was developed, presented and vetted by experts in the geotechnical industry. At the conference, practitioners, professors and students come together...

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In memoriam: Curtis C. Crawford

December 17th, 2018

Curtis C. Crawford passed away on December 11, 2018, at age 86. Crawford was director of operations for Precision Dynamics and became an independent management consultant upon retirement. He served on the IFAI board of directors from 1987-1993 as director, and again from 1997-2001 as first and second vice chair. Crawford was recognized as an...

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Session Schedule released

December 12th, 2018

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Session Schedule is now available online. The Technical Program was developed, presented and vetted by experts in the geotechnical industry. Practitioners, professors and students come together to provide high-quality education covering the full spectrum of geosynthetic uses. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, Texas, will include a...

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