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Join International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) members and geosynthetics industry experts at IGS, IGS Chapter, and IGS-related events throughout the world, such as EuroGeo, GeoAfrica, GeoAsia, and GeoAmericas.

If you have questions on registration, attendance, or volunteering for any of these events please visit the specific conference website for the most current information or contact the IGS Secretariat: IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.

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May
29
Tue
IGS-NA Webinar: Erosion Control with Geosynthetics
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Wilke WebinarIGS North America Presents:
Erosion Control with Geosynthetics
Presented by Markus Wilke, HUESKER

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT (includes Q&A time)

Registration Cost:
$20.00* – IGS-NA Members | $80.00 – Non-members
* IGS-NA Members receive one FREE webinar coupon on paying annual dues

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Presenter: Markus Wilke, HUESKER

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Erosion Control with Geosynthetics

Erosion is a natural process, resulting from the interaction between water and soil. Unfortunately, this can cause severe damage to infrastructure and endanger people’s lives. Culverts, roads, bridge foundations, embankments, landfill slopes, MSE walls, and other critical pieces of infrastructure are susceptible. With greater urbanization occurring around the world and population centers swelling along coastlines and rivers, the collective need to better manage erosion threats has intensified.

Geosynthetics provide highly engineered solutions for solving all of these erosion problems.

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Key Topics Include:

  • Naturally occurring erosion processes
  • Available geosynthetic product and system approaches
  • Geosynthetic mitigation measures
  • Case studies

Markus WilkeIGS North America’s Erosion Control Webinar Series is ideal for environmental engineers, infrastructure-owning agencies, design engineers, municipal engineers, regulators, general contractors, and other stakeholders.

Interested participants can apply online. Please send questions to info@IGS-NA.org or call +1 561 768 9487.

Presenter Bio: Markus Wilke is an engineer and business development manager with HUESKER, one of the world’s oldest and largest geosynthetic manufacturing and design engineering companies. Wilke brings more than a decade of experience to the presentation, including a very deep background in hydraulic engineering and coastal protection and remediation. He has published extensively on topics such as dewatering, port maintenance, bank stabilization, and waterway engineering.

Jun
4
Mon
IGS GeoReinforcement & GeoBarriers Workshops @ Munich Workstyle
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day

IGS GeoReinforcement & GeoBarriers Workshops

4 – 7 June 2018 | Munich Workstyle | Landwehrstraße 61 | 80336 München, Germany

GeoReinforcement Workshop | 4 – 5 June 2018 | GeoBarrier Workshop | 6 – 7 June 2018

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GeoReinforcement Workshop

IGS TC-R GeoReinforcement Workshop

4 – 5 June 2018 | Munich Workstyle | Landwehrstraße 61 | 80336 München, Germany

 
Schedule is subject to change

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GeoReinforcementThe International Geosynthetics Society Technical Committee on Reinforcement (TC-R) will welcome civil and geotechnical engineering professionals from around the world to the 1st GeoReinforcement Workshop 4 – 5 June 2018 in Munich, Germany. This unique gathering combines high-level presentations from leading practitioners in the field with significant audience discussion time, enabling participants to share project experience, exchange technical concerns and solutions, and network with colleagues who influence diverse applications such as MSE walls, steep slopes, veneer stability, embankments, bridge abutments, and more.

The two-day GeoReinforcement Workshop is co-located with the GeoBarrier Workshop, which takes place 6 – 7 June 2018. Note: Each workshop requires a separate registration fee. Both can be paid for at the same time via the online registration page.

The IGS Technical Committee – Reinforcement (TC-R) workshop will dedicate a half-day to each of the following technical topics:

  • Facings of Walls and Steep Slopes
  • Use of Recycled and Amended Marginal Backfills in MSE and Reinforced Embankments/Slopes
  • Design of Load-Carrying MSE Bridge Abutments
  • Reinforced Veneer Stability

 
The workshop includes 21 presentations, four blocks of attendees case study/topic contributions, do’s and don’ts summaries, and a compilation of summary documents. Speakers include field luminaries such as Richard Bathurst, John Sankey, Chaido Doulala Rigby, George Koerner, Dimiter Alexiew, Jorge Zornberg, and Pietro Rimoldi. Presentation topics include some of the most pressing issues of the day: veneer stability and seismicity; MSE abutment load carrying; long-term performance of GRS walls; flexible reinforced facings; differing international approaches and standards; and much more.

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GeoBarrier Workshop

IGS TC-B GeoBarrier Workshop

6 – 7 June 2018 | Munich Workstyle | Landwehrstraße 61 | 80336 München, Germany

 
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GeoBarrierThe International Geosynthetics Society Technical Committee on Barrier Systems (TC-B) will welcome civil and geotechnical engineering professionals from around the world to the 1st GeoBarrier Workshop 6 – 7 June 2018 in Munich, Germany. This unique gathering combines high-level presentations from leading practitioners in the field with significant audience discussion time, enabling participants to share project experience, exchange technical concerns and solutions, and network with colleagues who influence diverse infrastructure sectors such as mining, coal ash, waste management, environmental protection, oil and gas, and more.

The two-day GeoBarrier Workshop is co-located with the GeoReinforcement Workshop, which takes place 4 – 5 June 2018. Note: Each workshop requires a separate registration fee. Both can be paid for at the same time via the online registration page.

The IGS Technical Committee – Barriers (TC-B) workshop will devote half-day sessions to the following main topics:

  • Geomembrane Durability
  • Geomembrane Protection
  • GCL Hydration and Controlling Factors
  • Standard Protocols for Construction/Installation Quality Assurance and Quality Control

 
The internationally revered speaker list includes experts such as Kerry Rowe, Helmut Zanzinger, Craig Benson, Piet Meyer, Sam Allen, Richard Brachman, and more. Presentations include focuses on historical leakage rates and affiliated CQA strategies; preventing puncture in a geosynthetic barrier system; anti-oxidant depletion in geomembranes; agency perspectives on geomembrane end-of-service life; and more.

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Jul
4
Wed
Geotechnical Construction of Civil Engineering & Transport Structures of the Asian-Pacific Region
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
Geotechnical Construction of Civil Engineering & Transport Structures of the Asian-Pacific Region

Construction of infrastructure and transport structures in complicated geological conditions and to be safe under natural disasters is a very challenging task and demands cooperating efforts from scientists, designers and contractors.
The International Geotechnical Symposium “Geotechnical construction of civil engineering & transport structures of the Asian-Pacific region” will be held 04-07 July, 2018 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia) to give an up-to-date picture of the field of design, construction and exploitation of civil and transport facilities and to share the latest experience.
For more information, visit: http://www.gccets.com/ or contact the organizing committee at geotexsimpozium2018@bk.ru.
Conference language – English.

Sep
16
Sun
11th International Conference on Geosynthetics – 11 ICG @ COEX
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
11th International Conference on Geosynthetics - 11 ICG @ COEX

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG), which will be held in Seoul, Korea from September 16 to 21, 2018.

The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS) is proud to be hosting the 11ICG and hopes to surpass all expectations. Under the theme “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development,” the conference will cover diverse disciplines from fundamentals to applications. A stimulating scientific and practical engineering program will be offered alongside an extensive technical exhibition with more than 100 companies. Over 1000 participants from around the world from academia and industry will gather at the 11ICG to not only show their best, but to share valuable ideas and develop new friendships.

With fascinating ancient traditions and ultramodern lifestyle, the city of Seoul will surely be the center of many unforgettable moments. We look forward to welcoming you in Korea!

Sincerely yours,
Chungsik Yoo
Chair, Organizing Committee of 11ICG
Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society
President, Korean Geosynthetics Society

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Topics

  • Sustainability and Green Technology with Geosynthetics
  • Geosynthetic Barriers
  • Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage and Erosion Control
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
  • Roads, Railways and Other Transportation Applications
  • Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Innovative Uses and New Developments
  • Case Histories
  • Durability and Long Term Performance
  • Physical and Numerical Analysis
  • Geosynthetics Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Design Approaches and Other Applications

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission & Session Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice: March 31, 2017
  • Paper Submission Deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Paper Acceptance Notice: December 29, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission & Early Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

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Nov
24
Sat
GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Structural Integrity” @ Mena House Hotel
Nov 24 – Nov 28 all-day
GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition "Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Structural Integrity" @ Mena House Hotel

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition to be held in Cairo, Egypt from November 24 to 28, 2018. The GeoMEast SERIES is managed by SSIGE and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations. 

Recent rapid construction in Egypt and the Middle East has provided great opportunities for bridge, pavement, geotechnical, geological, tunnel and all engineers to use their knowledge and talents to solve many challenging problems involving highways, bridge structures, pavements, materials, ground improvements, slopes, excavations, dams, canals and tunnels with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies. 

GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in bridge, pavement, Geomechanics, geo-environmental, geotechnical, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and commercial discussions. 

The proceedings of GeoMEast 2018 will be published in some Edited Books in SUCI Book Series by Springer-DE, which will be indexed in EI and submitted for inclusion in ISI “Thomson Reuters”. In addition, some journal special issues will be published in some prestigious journals from selected best papers of the conference, however, authors need to expand and include materials that are at least 50:75% different than the accepted papers in the proceedings. 

GeoMEast 2018 will provide some awards; such as: best paper awards, best presenter awards, best student presenter awards, industrial project, and others. 

The program will include Podium Presentations, Poster Presentations, Keynote Lectures, Workshops, Courses, Awards, Technical Meetings, and Technical and Social Tours. 

Simultaneous translation may be provided during the conference in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian and any other required languages. 

On behalf of the organizing committee,
General Secretariat

Dr. Eng. Hany Farouk Shehata; CEO, SSIGE

Feb
10
Sun
Geosynthetics Conference 2019 @ Marriott Marquis Houston
Feb 10 – Feb 13 all-day
Geosynthetics Conference 2019 @ Marriott Marquis Houston

More than 1,300 geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors, and installers come together at this highly respected trade show event to learn the latest research, materials, applications and case studies. The technical program typically includes more than 150 technical paper presentations across 40 technical sessions.

Geosynthetics 2019 features a robust showfloor which will host all meal functions as well as a dedicated educational zone where attendees can examine samples of geosynthetics and enjoy a variety of basic geosynthetic education provided by exhibitors. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America and held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Apr
26
Sun
GeoAmericas 2020
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day
GeoAmericas 2020

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Every day 26 of each month there will be news about GeoAmericas 2020.
Stay tuned!