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... »

IGS North America Enters Next Phase with New Management

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The International Geosynthetics Society’s joint US-Canada chapter, IGS North America, has announced some significant organizational changes. David Suits, who has served as the Executive Director for the chapter over the past 11 years, is stepping aside. A new Board-appointed Secretary and an outside management company will help steer IGS North America (IGS – NA) on its next phase of growth. ... »

NAGS Voting on Name Change and Board Liaison Members

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After 28 years, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) may be on the verge of a name change. The organization, which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and which represents chapter members in Canada and the United States, is currently voting on proposed changes to its by-laws. It is also proposed to add non-voting board liaison seats. Voting opened to NAGS membe... »

ASTM Geosynthetics Committee Honors David Suits

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — 28 March 2014 — ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has established a new award in honor of L. David Suits, executive director of the North American Geosynthetic Society, Albany, N.Y. The award recognizes Suits’ long-term service and commitment to the committee and to the geosynthetic community at large. Suits is the inaugural recipient of the award. In the fut... »

North American Geosynthetics Society Launches New Website

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25 March 2013 – The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.nags-igs.org. Featuring new graphics and navigation, cleaner display, and deeper content, the site provides a more detailed view of the Society’s activities and impact its members have on the field of geotechnical engineering. Importantly, the site utilizes a responsive des... »