January 2019

  • Published On: January 31, 2019

    More than twenty years ago, the founders of the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) and the succeeding entity Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) set out to evaluate the long-term durability of geomembranes in actual field use. They wanted to exhume numerous samples of exposed geomembranes for testing on a periodic basis without ruining the integrity of the [...]

  • Published On: January 29, 2019

    Act Global and Solmax announced the launch of the next generation LiteEarth PE capping system. LiteEarth is a patented synthetic-grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash, mining containment sites, and other land reclamation projects. “We have engineered the next generation of a truly sustainable and efficient system,” [...]

  • Published On: January 24, 2019

    Save a lot, learn a lot. Use code GEOSHORT to get $100 off short course registration for all registration types. All courses feature detailed education, eight PDHs and include lunch. Short courses are not included in the Full Registration package and must be registered for separately. Short courses include: Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls and [...]

  • Published On: January 24, 2019

    There is still time to save on your Geosynthetics Conference 2019 hotel room. The deadline to receive the Geosynthetics Conference discounted rate is Friday, January 25. Book your hotel now to take advantage of this discount. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, Texas, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on [...]

  • Published On: January 22, 2019

    2019 Marine Fabricators Conference delivers second-largest attendance in history with nearly 100 first-time attendees The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, was a huge hit, with 260 verified registrants, making it the second-largest crowd in conference history. With nearly a hundred first-time attendees, conference-goers enjoyed attending a wide variety of educational sessions, networking and strolling [...]

  • Published On: January 22, 2019

    The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “A Data Base and Analysis of 320 Failed MSE Walls With Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on Feb. 6, 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) [...]

  • Published On: January 21, 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 [...]

  • Published On: January 18, 2019

    GeoMEast 2019 International Congress and Exhibition is now accepting abstracts. The conference will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 10–14, 2019, at the Historical Cairo Marriott Hotel. It will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, and supported by TRB, ASCE, CSCE, ISSMGE, IAEG, DFI, ARMA, Geosynthetics Institute (USA), Geosynthetic Materials Association of ATA, ASTM, IABSE, [...]

  • Published On: January 18, 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 that can be realized on utilities bills. Customers can also find 20 fast facts about retractable awnings, frequently asked [...]

  • Published On: January 15, 2019

    The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply, Prop [...]