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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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Room Rates: Best Western Atrium Hotel | Landwehrstraße 59 | 80336 München, Germany
114€/night (includes breakfast) when reserved by 3 April 2018. Reservations for the IGS allotment can only be made by Phone: +49 (0) 89 51 41 90, or by Email: info@atrium-hotel.de. Mention “IGS” when booking.

 

GeoReinforcement Workshop

IGS TC-R GeoReinforcement Workshop

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

 
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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. Please see the GeoBarrier Workshop tab to learn more. 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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GEOREINFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Schedule is subject to change

4 June 2018

Welcome and Introduction | 08:30
Workshop Chair: Gerhard Bräu (Technical University Munich)

Morning Session | 08:30 – 12:30
Facings of Walls and Steep Slopes
Chair: Ian Fraser (United Kingdom), ianfraser@tcs-geotechnics.co.uk

  • Richard Bathurst (RMC-Queen’s University) – Reinforcement loads and facing connection capacity in reinforced soil walls: Measured vs Predicted
  • Lars Vollmert (BBG Bauberatung Geokunststoffe) – Stress conditions and connection requirements of reinforced soil block walls including the German EBGEO perspective
  • Mike Dobie (Tensar International) – Incorporation of connection strength in design of reinforced soil block walls including seismic considerations
  • Philippe Delmas – (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) – Flexible reinforced soil structure facings and associated design considerations
  • Yassine Bennani Braouli (Terre Armee) – Facing and connection considerations for concrete panel wall systems
  • Coffee Break
  • Audience presentations and discussion

 


Lunch | 12:30 – 13:30


 

Afternoon Session | 13:30 – 17:30
Use of Recycled and Amended Marginal Backfills in MSE and Reinforced Embankments/Slopes
Chair: John Sankey (USA), jsankey@reinforcedearth.com

  • John Sankey (Terre Armee) – Overview of Reinforced Structure Design, Applications and Uses with Recycled and Amended Backfill
  • (Yuli) ChaidoDoulala Rigby (Tensar) – Use of Polymeric Geogrids in Structures with Non-Standard Reinforced Fills
  • Robert Lozano (The Reinforced Earth Company) – Treated Marginal Soils in MSE Structures
  • Oliver Detert (Huesker) – Construction and Long Term Experiences with Marginal Fill in GRS Walls
  • Castorina Silva Vieira (University of Porto) – Use of Mixed Construction & Demolition Recycled Materials in Geosynthetic Reinforced Structures
  • Coffee Break
  • Audience presentations and discussion

 



 

5 June 2018

Morning Session | 08:30 – 12:30
Design of Load-carrying MSE Bridge Abutments
Chair: Jorge Zornberg (USA), zornberg@mail.utexas.edu

  • Jorge G. Zornberg (The University of Texas at Austin) – Growing worldwide emphasis on load-carrying MSE bridge abutments
  • John Lostumbo (TenCate Geosynthetics) – Design of load-carrying geosynthetic reinforced soil abutments following US guidelines
  • Dimiter Alexiew (Consultant Geosynthetics & Geotechnics) – Design of load-carrying MSE abutments following some of the European codes
  • Andre Ferreira da Silva (Huesker) – Experience on load-carrying MSE abutments in South America
  • Masayuki Koda (Railway Technical Research Institute) and Antoine Duttine (Integrated Geotechnology Institute) – Design of load-carrying MSE abutments following Japanese guidelines
  • Nicolas Freitag (Terre Armee) – MSE bridge abutments: Only one part of a bridge system – examples with steel and geosynthetic reinforcement
  • Coffee Break
  • Audience presentations and discussion

 


Lunch | 12:30 – 13:30


 

Afternoon Session | 13:30 – 17:30
Reinforced Veneer Stability
Chair: Pietro Rimoldi (Italy), pietro.rimoldi@gmail.com

  • George Koerner (Geosynthetic Institute) – General approach to veneer stability, testing and monitoring
  • Jorge G. Zornberg (The University of Texas at Austin) – Selection of design alternatives for water and seismic actions on reinforced veneer stability
  • Jay McKelvey (Earth Engineering Inc.) – Effects of equipment on veneer stability
  • Pietro Rimoldi (Consultant) – Semi-probabilistic approach to veneer stability according to EuroCodes
  • Felix Jacobs (IGB IngenieurgesellschaftmbH) – EBGEO approach to veneer stability
  • Coffee Break
  • Audience presentations and discussion

 

Summary and Closing | 17:30
Workshop Chair: Gerhard Bräu (Technical University Munich)
 


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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. Please see the GeoBarrier Workshop tab to learn more. 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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GEOBARRIER PROGRAM

Schedule is subject to change

6 June 2018

Welcome and Introduction | 08:30
Workshop Chair: Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE GmbH & Co.KG)

Morning Session | 08:30 – 12:30
Geomembrane Durability
Chair: George Koerner (USA)

  • Andreas Woehlecke (BAM) – Agency perspectives on geomembrane durability, service life and end of life
  • Helmut Zanzinger (SKZ) – Autoclave exposure to accelerate incubation for Arrhenius modeling
  • Sam Allen (TRI) – Exposed Multi-component (layered) geomembrane durability
  • Kerry Rowe (Queen’s University) – Antioxidant depletion: Is higher HP-OIT the answer?
  • Coffee break
  • 90-minute discussion

 


Lunch | 12:30 – 13:30


 

Afternoon Session | 13:30 – 17:30
Geomembrane Protection
Chair: Richard Brachman(Canada)

  • Kerry Rowe (Queen’s U) – Why we need to limit long-term strains
  • George Koerner – Preventing puncture: A US Approach
  • Uli Sehrbrock – Limiting strain – The German Approach
  • Richard Brachman (Queen’s U) – Why allowable strain depends on how its measured and calculated
  • Coffee break
  • 90-minute discussion

 



 
7 June 2018

Morning Session | 08:30 – 12:30
GCL Hydration and Controlling Factors
Chair: Malek Bouazza (Australia)

  • Malek Bouazza – Myths and facts about GCL hydration: what you need to know
  • Kerry Rowe – How well do GCLs hydrate and self-heal: factors and effects
  • Craig Benson – Hydration, Swelling, and Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs for Aggressive Leachates
  • Gemmina Di Emidio – Wet and dry ageing of modified bentonites for GCLs under aggressive conditions
  • Coffee break
  • 90-minute discussion

 


Lunch | 12:30 – 13:30


 

Afternoon Session | 13:30 – 17:30
Standard Protocols for Construction/Installation Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Chairs: Boyd Ramsey (USA) and Kerry Rowe (Canada)

  • Boyd Ramsey – Statistical likelihood of leakage with various levels of CQA and inspection surveys
  • Sam Allen – Historical leakage rates with various levels of CQA and inspection survey(s): the benefits of advanced preparation
  • Piet Meyer – Case Histories of successful and unsuccessful project’s, inspection surveys and introduction to digital CQC data management
  • Kerry Rowe – Field observation and implications for leakage
  • Coffee break
  • 90-minute discussion

 

Summary and Closing | 17:30
Workshop Chair: Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE GmbH & Co.KG)


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IGS GeoReinforcement and GeoBarrier Workshops Sponsorships

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

Sponsorship opportunities for both the IGS GeoReinforcement and GeoBarrier Workshops are available!

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Please note some sponsorships have limited availability so be sure to become a Sponsor today to secure your priority! Sponsorships do not include workshop registration. To Register to attend the Workshops, please click here.


A. Writing pad on the table on each day

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €500
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €500
  • 2 Sponsors per workshop (1 pad per day)

B. Writing pen on the table on each day

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €500
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €500
  • 2 Sponsors per workshop (1 pen per day)

C. Bag for advertising material on the first day

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €1000
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €1000
  • Includes a free brochure in the bag
  • 1 Sponsor per workshop

D. One Flyer or brochure in the bag

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €300
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €300
  • Unlimited Sponsorships Available

E. One gift on the table for participants

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €300
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €300
  • 2 Sponsors per workshop (1 gift per day)

F. USB for distribution with the PPT/PDF of the presentations

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €1000
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €1000
  • Includes a free brochure in the bag
  • Unlimited Sponsorships Available

G. Placement of a rollup/banner

  • GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: €500
  • GeoBarriers Workshop Cost: €500
  • Includes a free brochure in the bag
  • 6 Sponsors per workshop

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