TRB webinar proposals submission deadline looms

August 17th

Please submit your TRB standing committee’s webinar proposals by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. This includes proposals for the TRB Standing Committee on Geosynthetics, chaired by Dr. Jennifer Nicks. The deadline applies to webinars that TRB will host during the first half of 2019 (January 1–June 30). After October 15, TRB will review forms and respond...

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Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16th

The public voting period for the inaugural Young Members Committee of the IGS Photo Competition is open. After a fantastic response from members all over the world, an independent judging panel have shortlisted eight finalists. Public voting will now decide the winner. Please vote for your favorite photos at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCWT8Q. Voting closes on August 31.

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IAGI GeoGames coming to Geosynthetics 2019

August 14th

Game on! Witness the remarkable proficiency and skills utilized by geosynthetic installers at the inaugural GeoGames, hosted by the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI). The competition on Feb. 12, 2019, will highlight both the quality and speed of professional industry installers. Teams will be charged with welding a variety of geomembranes into various challenging...

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Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10th

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy...

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IGS releases new edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’

August 9th

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the “Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.” The objective of this document is to be a generic guide and aid to those writing geosynthetic specifications. The guide will provide information that is useful to those who use specifications, buyers of geosynthetics and installers. The...

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IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8th

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore...

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Wodetzki Award honoree Ernest Hagler dies

August 8th

Former IFAI Board Member Ernest Hagler of Denver, Colo., passed away July 29. Hagler, 96, was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. President of American Canvas Company and Denver Tent Company, Hagler served on IFAI’s Board of Directors from 1981 to 1988 and was an...

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GSI awards 2018–19 fellowships

August 7th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of advisors, has awarded GSI fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students worldwide studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees. The amount awarded to each fellowship recipient is $5,000. The fourteen...

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Senators and House members introduce bill to spur use of innovative infrastructure materials, GMA plays key role

August 3rd

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; and Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced on Aug. 2 the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects nationwide. Investing in these new techniques and materials would help...

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2nd

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best...

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Propex featured on Success Files with Rob Lowe, first promo airs tonight

August 2nd

On Aug. 2 and 5, the Fox Business Network will air an informational spotlight on Propex GeoSolutions during primetime hours. This is a preview of what’s to come on the public television show Success Files with Rob Lowe. Last year Success Files reached out to Propex to be included in a segment focused on America’s...

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Any messages?

August 1st

You want to know what to buy? The business that makes an object of desire is now the worst source of information about it. The best source is all of us. Doc Searls, David Weinberger, Two “Cluetrain Manifesto”  authors, Jan. 2015 Communication is content. Markets are conversations. Electronics are (nearly) ubiquitous. And Generations Y and...

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O’Sullivan Films’ creek cleanup is the centerpiece of its community work

August 1st

O’Sullivan Films hosts environmental clean-up days to keep Abrams Creek green and ecologically sound. Photos: O’Sullivan Films. When employees at O’Sullivan Films work to improve the world around them, they don’t have to go any further than their headquarters in Winchester, Va. Winchester, part of the Shenandoah Valley located 75 miles west of Washington, D.C.,...

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The GMA Techline answers all

August 1st

UV Weathering of Geotextiles Q: My firm is providing construction quality assurance services for a landfill cell expansion. We are having an issue with our contractor and are going to be in a position of having 8 ounces/square yard (271 g/m2) of nonwoven geotextile exposed for a period of time, which exceeds the seven-day limit...

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Nigel Richings combines a hands-on, solution-minded approach with a vision for excellence to keep Undercover Canvas and Awnings growing

August 1st

Photos by Mike Toy You can either look at challenges and decide you can make things work and get on with it, or you can worry and then panic,” says Nigel Richings, founder and owner of Undercover Canvas and Awnings Inc. in Wildey, Barbados. “It’s one side of the coin or the other. I just...

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