Congratulations, Joel Sprague and Grace Hsuan

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Two of the geosynthetics field’s most respected figures, Joel Sprague and Grace Hsuan, were honored on Thursday, June 15, at the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics meetings in Toronto. JOEL SPRAGUE TRI Environmental‘s Senior Engineer Joel Sprague received the ASTM Award of Merit, a prestigious honor that earns him the title of Fellow. In a release from ASTM, Committee D3... »

Sprague Earns ASTM Award of Merit for Geosynthetics Work

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ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will present its highest honor, the ASTM Award of Merit, to C. Joel Sprague, senior engineer for TRI Environmental. The Award of Merit will be presented on Thursday, June 15 as part of the D35 Committee Meeting Week in Toronto. The prestigious award bestows upon him the honorary title of fellow. It is the standards organization’s highest recognit... »

2017 IAGI Installation Awards Winners

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During Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers announced the winners of its 2017 IAGI Installation Awards. The not-for-profit geotechnical organization is dedicated to bettering geosynthetic installation and construction technologies. The IAGI Installation Awards recognize exceptional work by geosynthetic installers and help the industry tell the story... »

GSI Issues Graduate Student RFP for 2017-2018 Fellowships

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects with geosynthetics. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics. GSI has now opened the global request for proposals for its 2017-2018 fellowships for graduate students. Masters and doctoral candidates are eligible to receive awards of up to $5,000 per r... »

Imagine IM Wins Innovation Award, Signs MOU with TenCate

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October is turning out to be a month of substantially good news for Imagine IM. The Australia-based producer of graphene has just been recognized with an Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Victorian Innovation Award. It has also announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with TenCate Geosynthetics to develop and demonstrate a modified imgne® X3 graphene coating for polypro... »

Jerry L Hatfiled Wins IECA 2017 Technical Paper Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of the 2017 Most Distinguished Technical Paper award: Dr. Jerry L Hatfield. Hatfield is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His paper, “Enhancing Soil Begins with Soil Biology and a Stable Soil Microclimate,” will be presented at Environmental Connection 2017, 21 – 24 F... »

Geosynthetic Institute Announces 2016 – 2017 Fellowships

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced the winners of the 2016 – 2017 GSI Fellowships. The annually awarded research grants are giving out, in consultation with the GSI Board of Directors, to master’s and doctoral level applicants studying geosynthetics. GSI’s program issues numerous awards, each of USD $5,000, during the fellowship awards cycle. Candidates with a vision of longer-term res... »

Geofabrics Australasia Wins Manufacturing Award

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The 2016 Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards honored Geofabrics Australasia as Manufacturer of the Year during a May 12 ceremony in Sydney. Geofabrics was recognized for its production of Trinet® and Flownet® geonet geocomposite drainage systems. The manufacturing award was given in the Industrial Product category. Flownet® is a lightweight drainage net used for landfill caps, tunnels, r... »

Dwayne Stenlund Wins Environmental Connection Presenter Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of its Environmental Connection 2016 Presenter of the Year award. Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC has been honored for his presentation “Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees.” The talk was presented twice and with strong audience support during the annual Environmental Connecti... »

GSE Environmental’s Boyd Ramsey Honored by IGS North America

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During the GeoAmericas 2016 conference in Miami (April 10 – 13), GSE Environmental‘s Boyd Ramsey was honored by the International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter (IGS North America) for his educational outreach leadership. Ramsey is the Technical Director Asia-Pacific for GSE and an active member of numerous industry-related professional societies. The IGS Chapter Service Award ... »

Profile Products Awards Outstanding Distributors

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Profile Products, a manufacturer of soil modification, erosion control, and plant establishment technologies, held its annual awards banquet in February in San Antonio, Texas. The event honors outstanding distributors in the company’s network. The gathering took place during the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 2016 conference. OUTSTANDING DISTRIBUTORS: AWA... »

GSI Issues RFP for Graduate Student Fellowships

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects with geosynthetics. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics. GSI has now opened the global request for proposals for its 2016 – 2017 graduate student fellowships. Awards of up to $5,000 per research and development project. Masters and doctoral candi... »

IECA Announces Environmental Award Winners

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the environmental award winners for the 2015 Environmental Achievement Award and the 2015 Outstanding Professional of the Year. Top honors have been given to the Bijou Area Erosion Control Project (Lake Tahoe area) and field veteran John McCullah. The presentation for the awards will take place February 17 during the Env... »

REVIEW: Geosynthetics Middle East 2015

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The 7th edition of the international conference and exhibition Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 (GeoME 2015) once again turned the capital of the United Arab Emirates—Abu Dhabi—into an international meeting place for geotechnical and environmental experts. The event attracted more than 400 industry experts and 35 countries. The strong attendance, plus a sold out exhibition, underscored why the confe... »

Awards Enhance Geosynthetics Middle East Status

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The GeoME Awards were held at Geosynthetics Middle East 2015. While the event was the 7th in the annual series, it marked the first time for the GeoME Awards were presented. The addition was well-received. The final nominees and the winning projects represented a broad range of projects and materials. The two-day event was held 16 – 17 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi Mu... »

Maccaferri Wins GeoME Best Geosynthetics Project

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The 7th edition of Geosynthetics Middle East (GeoME 2015) wraps up today, November 17, in Abu Dhabi. The event has grown steadily and, in recent years, has even been held Under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality. With 2015, organizers have added the GeoME Awards. Maccaferri has taken home the inaugural award for Best Geosynthetics Project. The winning project involved a 32m-high reinforced re... »

Geosynthetic Institute Announces 2015 – 2016 Fellowship Awards

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long and successful record of promoting geosynthetics research in university engineering programs through is GSI Fellowship Awards program. The 2015 – 2016 Fellowship Awards further extended the reach of eligible candidates, opening for the first time to Master’s Degree students too instead of only doctoral candidates. The outreach was a huge success, broaden... »

AUSTRALIA: Bouazza to Give E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture

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The field of geosynthetics will be front and center when the Australian Geomechanics Society’s E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture tour kicks off in August. Dr. Malek Bouazza, a longtime active member of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been honored with the biennial lecture award. The topic of his lecture series is “Geosynthetics in Geoenvironment Systems: Pushing the application ... »

MSE Wall Paper Earns Best Paper Award from TRB

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The annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meetings in Washington, D.C. provide some of the most influential transportation engineering discussions. Geosynthetics are always part of papers, standards discussions, research awards, and more at this 12,000+ attendee event that draws experts from around the world. Now, it has been announced that the TRB 2015 paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced... »

Geosynthetic Installation: 2015 IAGI Award Winners

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) held an awards ceremony in February in conjunction with the Geosynthetics 2015 conference in Portland, Oregon. The biannual gathering include four key awards recognizing different types of achievement in installations and emphasized the core points of quality that the non-profit professional association strives to promote and increase... »

GSI Fellowships Now Open to Master’s Engineering Students

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research fellowship program over the years. The 2015 – 2016 academic year fellowship Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued. It is notable for its expansion of eligibility to master’s engineering students. Previously, the program was open only to doctoral program candidate research. The RFP is ... »

ACF West Earns Project of the Year Award from Profile Products

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During the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) Environmental Connection 2015 conference, ACF West received a 2014 Project of the Year Award from Profile Products. Multiple other companies were also honored during Profile’s banquet in Portland, Oregon on February 16. The evening was dedicated to recognizing the work of distributors in the erosion and sediment c... »

Queen’s University Engineering Student Wins NAGS Paper Award

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By L. David Suits – The North American Geosynthetics Society’s (NAGS) 2015 Student Paper Award was presented to Daniel Jones, an engineering student at Queen’s University (Canada) at Geosynthetics 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Jones was presented with a USD $500 award and will receive an invitation to present his winning paper in a special session at GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-Ame... »

Dr. Manuel Blanco Receives Honor from King of Spain

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published news that the Vice President of the Spanish IGS Chapter, Dr. Manuel Blanco, has been honored with the “Encomienda de la Orden del Mérito Civil” (Command of the Order of the Civil Merit). This extraordinary civil honor, given to Dr. Blanco for his scientific achievements, was awarded to him by His Majesty the King of Spain Felipe VI. A rep... »

IGS News Volume 30, Issue 3 Released

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published Vol 30, Issue 3 of the IGS News. The issue is one of the largest in the society’s history and contains a message from the newly elected IGS President Dr. Russell Jones, multiple stories from the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), IGS Council updates, international chapter reports, and much more. DOWNLOAD IGS NEWS VOL... »