Soil Reinforcement

IGS Technical Committee on Soil Reinforcement

The Technical Committee on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) is dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geosynthetics systems and associated technologies. This committee promotes the dissemination of knowledge, technology, research findings, design and construction methodologies related to reinforcement applications of geosynthetics, such as reinforced soil walls and abutments; reinforced soil steep slopes; basal reinforcement of embankments on soft soil, on piles, and on voids; veneer reinforcement of shallow soil layers on slopes.

Our Work

The TC-R’s work includes:

  • Conducting research work to better understand the interaction between soil and geosynthetics
  • Recommending ways to improve the safety and cost-effectiveness of reinforced construction
  • Reporting on the state of regulations for geosynthetic-reinforced slopes and retaining structures
  • Dissemination of conference proceedings
  • Organising sessions at IGS conferences to exchange current information on soil reinforcement activities worldwide

Activities

Meet Our Leaders

Pietro Rimoldi

Chair
Consultant, Milano, Italy

Dr. Yoshihisa Miyata

Vice-Chair

Ivan Puig Damians

Secretary
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC, School of Civil Engineering)

Get Involved

The TC-R accepts applications from individual IGS members and representatives of IGS corporate members.

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Questions:
Please email TC-R Secretary Ivan Puig Damians.