Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 (Christchurch)

May 17, 2017 all-day
52 Cathedral Square Central Business District
Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
Dr. Kasia Zamara
027 453 9311
Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 (Christchurch) @ Novotel

The aim of this 1-day symposium is to share knowledge on the most recent developments within the subject of mechanically stabilised walls, embankments on soft soils and seismic performance of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures. The keynote address will be presented by Dr Richard Bathurst who has carried out leading research in North America into the use of geosynthetic reinforcement in earth retaining wall systems, numerical modelling, seismic performance and design of these systems. The symposium will include a session from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on the Bridge Manual requirements for geosynthetics reinforcement and a session on conformance testing of geosynthetics to validate performance of geosynthetics in highway applications.

This Symposium offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering for highway structures from leading experts in their fields.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Richard Bathurst (Queen’s University, Canada)
Geosynthetics in EQ State of Research and Practice

Dr Misko Cubrinovski (Canterbury University, NZ)
Modelling reinforced soil walls subject to seismic shaking

Chris Lawson (TenCate, NZ)
Key Design Aspects for Basal Reinforced Embankments

Stuart Finlan NZTA representative (NZTA)
Geosynthetic compliance with Bridge Manual requirements

Warren Hornsey (TRI Environmental, NZ)
Geosynthetics Quality Assurance


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