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2022

IFAI Expo 2022

October 12 – October 14

Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC

Advanced Textiles Conference Education: October 11 Show Floor Dates: October 12-14 For more than a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where over 4,000 industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.​

Webinar | Geocell Retention Systems

October 25

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Webinar

Free for Members and Non-Members

Geocell retention systems are comprised of two types. One is made up of stacked geocells, infilled with compacted free-draining material. The second has exposed face made up of geocells while the soil behind is reinforced with planar geosynthetics layers. The first structure is a gravity wall while the second is a hybrid of planar geosynthetic reinforced soil with facing made of 3D geosynthetic, i.e., geocell. Design of the first structure is focused on the stability of gravity structure – resistance to sliding and overturning while ensuring that the foundation has sufficient bearing capacity. The design of the second system is more involved as it has to establish the layout of adequate reinforcement. This process includes sufficient strength and length of reinforcement to resist rupture of the reinforcement as well as resist sliding. It has also to ensure resistance to foundation failure and prevention of reinforcement front-end pullout from the geocell facing; i.e., connection strength.

The following will be discussed:

  1. Construction process
  2. Static design using software demonstration
  3. Seismic design using software demonstration
  4. Performance

2022 GMA Fall Lobby Days

November 15 – November 16

Washington, D.C. - Capitol Hill

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Throughout the months of the pandemic, GMA is continued major efforts to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation (BIL), conversations with our congressional relations will be critical to insure geosynthetic inclusion in the projects that will be funded by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and a strong attendance will insure our ability to visit all the offices. This year’s lobby day will take place in Washington, DC on November 15 & 16th. With the full return to in-person meetings, Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) will be setting up two types of meetings: 1) Congressional Office Visits; 2) Reception/Lunch Invitations. Please register your intent to attend as soon as possible so that we can start the requests to meet with the correct congressional offices.

2023

Geosynthetics Conference 2023

February 5 – February 8

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

Geosynthetics 2023 features a robust technical program comprised of technical paper sessions, energetic panel discussions and special sessions organized by our supporting organizations. On the showfloor a wide variety of suppliers to the geosynthetic industry will be showcasing their products and services and for those new to the industry a stop at the educational zone provides samples of geosynthetics and basic geosynthetic education.

Geosynthetics 2023 is co-located with the IECA Annual Conference. This unique opportunity will allow attendees to view the combined showfloor and explore education from both shows.

Advanced Textiles Expo 2023

November 1 – November 3

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL

For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses. Connect with industry experts and peers, discover new products and applications, and advance your business with insights on market trends.