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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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Nov
7
Tue
IGS TC-H Hydraulics Week
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

IGS TC-H Geohydraulics Week
The IGS announces:

IGS TC-H Geohydraulics Week

Geohydraulics in New Orleans, LA
November 7 – 9, 2017
Two Separate Events to Support the Development and Implementation of Geohydraulic Technology

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The IGS Technical Committee on Hydraulics will host a committee meeting and Think Tank to discuss three emerging technical topics. This discussion will bring together some of the top contributors in the geohydraulics community to strategize about the path forward on each subject, including considerations of technical consensus vs continuing technical needs, educational efforts, and potential publications. Selected individuals will be requested to serve as facilitators to foster discussion and interaction.

For event 2, there will be a two-day engineering seminar on state-of-practice design & construction for coastal and river protection in North America. Attendees at this course will be exposed to the range of technologies available to address hydraulic management. Instructors will address design: criteria, methods & codes. They will provide guidance for the evaluation of product performance and selection. Attendees will receive 16 PDH or 2 CEUs.

EVENT 1 – Geohydraulic Experts Think Tank & Committee Meeting
Renaissance Pere Marquette New Orleans – November 7, 2017
$100/person

EVENT 2 — Geohydraulics I – Geosynthetics for Coastal & River Protection
Renaissance Pere Marquette New Orleans – November 8 – 9, 2017
Costs: $650 Member | $670 Non-Member
Presented by: The International Geosynthetics Society, Technical Committee on Hydraulics.
Learn more about the IGS TC-H Hydraulics Week.

Exhibit And Sponsor Opportunities are also available.

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Apr
18
Wed
IGS UK Symposium: Use of Geosynthetics in Rail: Towards 2025 @ National Rail Museum in York
Apr 18 all-day
IGS UK Symposium: Use of Geosynthetics in Rail: Towards 2025 @ National Rail Museum in York

With high-speed railways planned across the world, budget limitations pressing for ever more efficient structures and the Paris Agreement demanding more sustainable solutions, there are many challenges to overcome in the rail sector.

The UK chapter of the IGS want to educate the Industry about the use of geosynthetics in Rail. The symposium will showcase the established use of geosynthetics in rail applications from around the world for over 30 years. It will also discuss how they could be utilised in high speed networks to create steeper embankments, construct abutments, facilitate drainage and many other uses.

The one-day event will bring together consultants, contractors, academics and suppliers with experience of the opportunities and challenges of utilising geosynthetics in rail infrastructure. Speakers include HS2, specialist rail contractors and consultants, professionals from network operators in France, Spain, Italy and Germany and world leading academics from Japan, amongst others.

May
9
Wed
5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18)
May 9 – May 11 all-day
5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18)

Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the world will be meeting in Kyrenia to discuss the recent developments and future trends of the expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 will continue to contribute to the development of the geofoam applications after successful Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011) conferences.

We are honored to dedicate the proceedings of EPS’18 to Mr. Tor Erik Frydenlund and Mr. Geir Refsdal who were the pioneers of the development of geofoam technology. They have implemented the use of geofoam as a lightweight fill material in Norway and also involve in the dissemination of the technology to other countries.

The conference program will be a combination of technical papers and group discussions regarding the use, new development and implementation of geofoam technology. The conference theme will cover but not limited to the present use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and special topics of geofoam blocks in construction applications.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kyrenia on 09-11 May, 2018.

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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