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WEFTEC to feature stormwater focus
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will feature 97 presentations on stormwater management, green infrastructure, and wet weather at WEFTEC 2012 – WEF's 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2012, in New Orleans. In addition, the WEFTEC exhibit hall will feature the Stormwater Pavilion – 10,000 square feet of exhibit space dedicated to related treatment products and services.
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IECA names EC13 —€˜Most Distinguished Technical Paper'
Region One of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced that "Modeling Sediment BMPs in Sensitive Areas" was named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2013 (EC13). This award honors the presenters who have demonstrated excellence within the content of their Environmental Connection technical presentation. The paper was submitted by Stephen H. Peck, P.E.; Paul Wisheropp, P.E.; and Andrea Manha, P.E. "Modeling Sediment BMPs in Sensitive Areas" will be presented at EC13, which will be held Feb. 10-13, 2013, in San Diego.

Document aims to simplify bonded post-tensioning approval process
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. – The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) Bonded Tendon Committee M-50 and American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) joint task group collaborated on the new PTI/ASBI M50. 3-12, "Guide Specification for Grouted Post-Tensioning," that specifies materials, installation, stressing, and corrosion protection levels for grouted post-tensioning systems. "The goal is to have the specification adopted by most state departments of transportation," explained PTI Technical Director, Miroslav Vejvoda, "which will simplify the approval process for the systems used in different areas of the country while allowing for consideration of local environmental conditions."

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