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IGS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON BARRIER SYSTEMS

The Technical Committee on Barrier Systems (TC-B) is dedicated to the development of geosynthetics systems and associated technologies. This committee promotes the knowledge, technology, research findings, design, and construction methodologies related to geosynthetic barrier applications, such as guarding against seepage loss, preventing infiltration, improving the flow of fluids, protecting groundwater, and isolating contaminated soils in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.


 

The Technical Committee on Barrier Systems (TC-B) is dedicated to the development of geosynthetics systems and associated technologies. This committee promotes the knowledge, technology, research findings, design, and construction methodologies related to geosynthetic barrier applications, such as guarding against seepage loss, preventing infiltration, improving the flow of fluids, protecting groundwater, and isolating contaminated soils in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.

The TC-Barrier system of the IGS announces:

The GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition to be held in Cairo, Egypt from November 24 to 28, 2018 (https://geomeast.org). The GeoMEast SERIES is managed by SSIGE and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations. The TC-B will be represented in Cairo by the chair Kent von Maubeuge, who will have the honor to deliver the Robert Koerner Honors Lecture on “Geosynthetic barriers in regulations and Recommendations in line with the ISO design guide” (https://www.geosynthetica.net/kent-von-maubeuge-koerner-lecture/).

Whether a membership meeting can be held in Cairo, will be decided shortly.

The Committee is further pursuing the following tasks:

  • The TC-B has recently decided to create new leaflets on the topics:
  • Mining, landfill, environmental protection , agriculture, hydraulic engineering, coal ash and also generate out of these a basic powerpoint on geosynthetic barriers.

Future Activities of the TC-B

The TC-B has actively accomplished a discussion workshop and is planning one in 2019. Topics have not yet been decided yet.

Please contact us if you have any issues, ideas or suggestions.

Chair:
Kent P. von Maubeuge
NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
kvmaubeuge@naue.com

Co-Chair:
Boyd J. Ramsey
Boyd Ramsey Consulting
boydramsey@me.com 

Co-Chair:
Dr. Eng. Takeshi Katsumi
Kyoto University
katsumi.takeshi.6v@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Secretary:
Jonathan Shamrock
Tonkin + Taylor
jshamrock@tonkintaylor.co.nz

IGS members wishing to participate in TC-B activities are invited to write to the Secretary Jonathan Shamrock: jshamrock@tonkintaylor.co.nz. For additional information about the IGS Technical Committees, contact the IGS Secretariat: IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.
Download Membership List (PDF)