India Ministry Leaders Join Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India. A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular h... »

The Road Ahead: Transportation Engineering

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The GeoAmericas 2016 transportation engineering track will hold paper presentation sessions on April 11 and 12 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach. These sessions will present state of practice solutions and state-of-the-art ideas to enrich engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. The full GeoAmericas 2016 conference–the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics&#... »

India to Host 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit is coming. The event will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Hotel Shangri La has been announced as the venue. An event website has just been launched. The strong focus on infrastructure includes roads and bridges, railways, and coastal and river protection. Through this program, it will address India’s ambitious infrastructure initiatives, relate... »

Global Geosynthetics Summit to Be Rescheduled

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The timeline for conferences are, not uncommonly, adjusted slightly from well out; but it is extremely rare for events to be rescheduled so near to their original dates. The organizers of the 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit have had to make that difficult decision. It was previously planned for 8 December 2015 in New Delhi, India. New dates have not yet been announced but are expected soon. The or... »

60 Minutes on the State of American Infrastructure

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The long-running, renowned television news magazine 60 Minutes broadcast a report on American infrastructure on its 23 November 2014 episode. It has received a fair amount of attention for the more dire facts it shared with the public (but which are not all too surprising to the engineering community). WATCH “Falling Apart: America’s Crumbling Infrastructure” and related extras T... »

UDOT Builds Bridges on TenCate Mirafi® Geotextile Reinforcement

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The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative method to replace the Interstate Highway I-84 overpass bridge near Echo Junction in northern Utah (USA) to save construction time and government money. Bridges will be supported on a mechanically stabilized earth system utilizing TenCate Mirafi® geotextile reinforcement. The state is building a replacement 58-foot wide span bridge. The b... »