Geosynthetics Pavilion at 2018 IFAI Expo booth booking opens

January 19th

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for exhibit booths at the Geosynthetics Pavilion at IFAI Expo, to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 15–18, 2018, with the exhibit floor open Oct. 16–18, 2018. The Geosynthetics Pavilion is part of IFAI Expo, the largest industrial fabrics...

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Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19th

Beaulieu announced its new EqoBalance PA6 yarns. Production of the polyamide yarns follows the biomass balance approach, which ensures at the start of the supply chain that natural renewable raw materials partially or completely replace fossil fuel sources. The process uses resources such as biogas or bio-naphtha to manufacture the polyamide. The share of bio-based...

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WisDOT issues geosynthetics standards for roadways

January 18th

In December 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new standards for geosynthetics in roadways, part of WisDOT’s comprehensive Highway Construction Roadway Standards. The new standards include geotextiles for subgrade separation and stabilization, drainage, filtration, subgrade reinforcement, and under culverts and riprap, as well as geogrids for subgrade, marsh and slope stability reinforcement. To...

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Martin Denney succeeds Ted Anderson at BondCote

January 17th

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., replacing Ted Anderson, who retired this month after leading the company for more than 14 years. BondCote is the U.S. branch of the global textile group Heytex, based in Bramsche, Germany. BondCote produces coated and laminated textiles for event tents; military, defense and safety,...

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Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for odor control at wastewater treatment plant

January 17th

A large, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in western Canada has selected Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies for an odor control project. The WWTP treats millions of gallons of wastewater annually—and with that comes the accompanying foul odors. After a competitive bid process, a design/build team including Evoqua’s Geomembrane Technologies was chosen to provide a solution to the...

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HUESKER webinar on conservation of irrigation water

January 16th

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Conservation of Irrigation Water,” on Jan. 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Engineers use geocomposites for water conveyance, containment and conservation. HUESKER Canal3® provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades and is available in several styles. This webinar will...

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GSI offers webinar on pond liners

January 16th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Pond Liner Design and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The first ponds were lined with geomembranes in the 1930s, and the application has grown enormously to the present. For example, of the many kinds of contained liquids, hazardous types...

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Alexiew, formerly of HUESKER, launches consultancy 

January 16th

Long-time HUESKER leader Dr.-Ing. Dimiter Alexiew has formed an independent consultancy, specializing in geosynthetics in the fields of earthworks, road and railway construction, landfill construction, brown field sites, land reclamation, stockyards, foundation engineering and sludge lagoons.  Dr.-Ing. Alexiew began work at HUESKER in 1993 as the deputy head of engineering in Gescher, Germany, taking over...

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Geosynthetics 2019 conference issues Call for Abstracts

January 16th

The Geosynthetics 2019 conference, Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas, has issued a Call for Abstracts. Abstract submission is now open, and abstracts are due on or before April 6, 2018. This premier geosynthetics conference, organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International and supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, brings together...

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FGI launches new website

January 15th

On Jan. 8, 2018, the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) launched its new website at https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com. The website is intended to highlight FGI research, short course information, testing specifications and guidelines, member information, geomembrane and equipment guides, technical papers and articles, and geosynthetic industry news and events. In addition to providing current information on FGI events,...

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GSI releases RFP for graduate student fellowships

January 15th

On Jan. 12, 2018, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announced a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. In 2018 awards will be given in two categories: 1. Unsolicited geosynthetic topics at $5,000 each 2. Solicitated topics at a grant level to be decided (> $5,000) A list of topics...

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TRB webinar on airport pavement applications and maintenance

January 15th

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Feb. 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management and Research Report 178: Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports. The webinar will discuss the...

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IFAI Webinar: Smart Fabrics Market, Current Developments

January 15th

January 17, 2018 | 1 p.m. CST $29 Members; $79 Non-Members This IFAI webinar provides a comprehensive overview of recent smart fabric applications used in a number of government, commercial, medical and consumer market segments. The discussion will cover developments in the military, law enforcement, safety and protective markets, the wearable electronics consumer retail market, the...

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Event Safety Alliance announces Severe Weather Summit

January 15th

The Event Safety Alliance is set to host the next Severe Weather Summit March 22-23, 2018, at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The summit is designed to aid event and venue professionals in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Subject matter experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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TRB Annual Meeting is Jan. 7–11, 2018

January 6th

More than 13,000 people—including industry leaders, policymakers, administrators and researchers from government, industry and academia—are expected to gather for the Transportation Research Board’s 97th Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 7–11, 2018, and will involve thousands of presentations at nearly 800 sessions and...

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