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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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Jun
26
Mon
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Auckland @ Ellerslie Event Centre
Jun 26 all-day
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Auckland @ Ellerslie Event Centre

The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is pleased to announce the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Australasian seminar series on geosynthetics applications in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation and tunnelling.

Experts from the IGS will present on a range of topics:

  • Russell Jones, the IGS President, will present a case study on a
    200,000 m³ leachate storage facility and the challenges of building on landfilled waste
  • Peter Legg, the IGS Treasurer, will discuss closure and rehabilitation of waste disposal facilities
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on the topic of wind uplift on exposed geomembranes
  • Chungsik Yoo, IGS Vice President, will address the topic of geosynthetics in transport and hydraulic tunnelling for drainage and waterproofing.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Jun
28
Wed
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Melbourne @ Engineers Australia – Victoria Division
Jun 28 all-day
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Melbourne @ Engineers Australia – Victoria Division

The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is pleased to announce the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Australasian seminar series on geosynthetics applications in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation and tunnelling.

Experts from the IGS will present on a range of topics:

  • Russell Jones, the IGS President, will present a case study on a
    200,000 m³ leachate storage facility and the challenges of building on landfilled waste
  • Peter Legg, the IGS Treasurer, will discuss closure and rehabilitation of waste disposal facilities
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on the topic of wind uplift on exposed geomembranes
  • Chungsik Yoo, IGS Vice President, will address the topic of geosynthetics in transport and hydraulic tunnelling for drainage and waterproofing.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Jun
30
Fri
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Brisbane @ Brisbane Convention Centre
Jun 30 all-day
2017 ACIGS Seminar Series: Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste & Tunneling – Brisbane @ Brisbane Convention Centre

The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is pleased to announce the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Australasian seminar series on geosynthetics applications in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation and tunnelling.

Experts from the IGS will present on a range of topics:

  • Russell Jones, the IGS President, will present a case study on a
    200,000 m³ leachate storage facility and the challenges of building on landfilled waste
  • Peter Legg, the IGS Treasurer, will discuss closure and rehabilitation of waste disposal facilities
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on the topic of wind uplift on exposed geomembranes
  • Chungsik Yoo, IGS Vice President, will address the topic of geosynthetics in transport and hydraulic tunnelling for drainage and waterproofing.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Jul
15
Sat
GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology” @ Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition "Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology" @ Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center

The GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition will be held in Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt from July 15 to 19, 2017. 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 2017 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 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.

For more information, visit http://www.geomeast2017.org/ or send your queries to: Info@GeoMEast2017.org, Info@SSIGE.org

 

Oct
2
Mon
Sardinia 2017 – 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium @ Forte Village
Oct 2 – Oct 6 all-day
Sardinia 2017 - 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium @ Forte Village

Following the incredible success of Sardinia 2015 / Arts Edition, which saw the participation of 732 delegates from more than 70 different countries, we are proud to announce the 30th Anniversary of Sardinia Symposia, the reference forum for the international community since 1987.

Sardinia 2017 promises to be the largest event of the year in the field of Waste Management and Landfilling. In line with tradition, the sixteenth edition of the conference will focus on advances of Waste Management science and technologies, presenting case studies and discussing key controversial subjects, sharing experiences from different countries, and assessing social and economical balances.

The conference will include oral sessions and specialist workshops for a total of eight parallel tracks, parallel events, practical design workshops, business to business meetings, discussion forums, a continuously accessible poster session and a wide exhibition area. Prior to the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG.

Oct
8
Sun
GeoAfrica2017 – 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Mogador Agdal Palace
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day
GeoAfrica2017 - 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Mogador Agdal Palace | Marrakesh | Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz | Morocco

GeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the third African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals to interact with the African continent’s growing infrastructure.

For more information, visit http://geoafrica2017.com/ or send your queries to: contact@geoafrica2017.com

Nov
7
Tue
IGS-TCH Hydraulics Week
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

IGS-TCH Geohydraulics Week
The IGS announces:

IGS-TCH Geohydraulics Week

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

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY

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 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 – and 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-TCH Hydraulics Week.

Exhibit And Sponsor Opportunities are also available.

REGISTER TODAY!

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

Visit the conference website

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

Visit the conference website