Geosynthetics pioneer Robert M. Koerner and wife pass away

December 3rd, 2019

Robert M. Koerner and his wife Pauline W. Koerner have passed away. The Koerner family has released information on their passing to GSI Members. The notice to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) says, “It is with regret and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert M. and Pauline W. Koerner. As you know Bob was...

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En-Fold® provides all-weather solution at new Pier 17 restaurant

December 2nd, 2019

Pier 17 is a massive 300,000 square foot building at the waterfront along the East River in New York City. Encompassing retail, entertainment, architectural features and seasonal attractions, the area is intended to further the transformation of the Seaport district into a true destination. The new cocktail bar, R17, is located on the building’s rooftop...

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic reinforced MSE walls

December 2nd, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls; Overview, Failures and Items for Improvement” on Dec. 11, 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. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls represent a...

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FGI to host webinar on factory fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 27th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Factory Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes,” on Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 p.m. CST. Please note the late start time, as this webinar will be simultaneously broadcast in Australia in collaboration with the Australian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society This webinar will...

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The second edition of the Eurasian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS 2019) convened successfully

November 25th, 2019

By Flora Zhao Geosynthetics, as an important category of industrial textiles, are widely used in water conservancy, highways, railways, ports, construction, etc., and play an important role in national infrastructure construction and the development of the national economy. “Industrial textiles, owing to high technology, wide application, strong driving effect, and large market potential, are becoming...

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DFI announces call for abstracts for 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

November 25th, 2019

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting its 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, from Oct. 13–16, 2020. The theme of the conference is People. Purpose. Passion. The conference will showcase a profession at the top of its game, highlighting the hard work,...

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Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 Motivates, Educates and Energizes Attendees

November 22nd, 2019

Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 held in Seattle, Wash. USA motivated, educated and energized attendees. The one and a half day event featured a shop tour followed by a networking event at Rainier Industries Ltd., along with a full day of education and time to meet with showcase suppliers at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport...

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Cut & Sew Equipment | Live Auction with Webcast

November 22nd, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10am ET Surplus to the ongoing operations of New Era Cap Co. Inc., this auction features hundreds of industrial sewing machines, blocking machines, dryers, button presses, (2) ATOM traveling-head die-cutting presses, maintenance equipment and tools, raw materials including hundreds of bolts of fabric in various weights and colors, feeder line,...

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Levi Strauss & Co. and Hohenstein collaborate to bring safer chemicals to the apparel industry

November 19th, 2019

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Hohenstein have announced a collaboration to utilize the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system in the LS&Co. supply chain. This will amplify the capabilities of the Screened Chemistry program developed by LS&Co., helping establish a clearer pathway toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry by providing enhanced levels of...

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GSI to host webinar on soil consolidation using wick drains

November 13th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs,” on Nov. 27, 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. Wick drains, also called prefabricated vertical drains or PVDs, consist...

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Overcoming expansive soils with Tensar’s TriAx Geogrid

November 13th, 2019

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion—soil that expands when water is added and shrinks when it dries out—can thwart this progress by making it hard to economically build and maintain long-lasting roads. “Expansive soil” is in...

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Marine Fabricators Association Great Lakes Regional Workshop Featured Practical Tips and Strong Education

November 11th, 2019

Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Great Lakes Regional Workshop was well-attended with attendees and exhibitors soaking up practical tips and gaining new insights from multiple educational sessions. The workshop was held in Marine Tops Unlimited Inc.’s 9,000 sq. ft. shop on Nov. 1–2, in Omro, Wis., USA. Hands-on education included a demonstration of an electronic measuring...

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IFCEE 2021 issues call for abstracts

November 8th, 2019

The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), Geo-Institute of the ASCE (G-I), and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) will again join to host the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2021) from May 10–14, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Industry Members interested in making a presentation at IFCEE 2021 should submit...

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IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8th, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have...

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3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

November 8th, 2019

The 3M Company recently announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab: to better understand the...

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