IGS Technical Committee on Stabilization

The Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S) 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 stabilization, which has been predominantly applicable to the improved performance of bases and subbases of trafficked areas such as roadways, railways, airfields, and working platforms. The committee’s work extends to applications where geosynthetics provide beneficial stiffening to the surrounding soil particles.

Our Work

TC-S’s work includes:

  • Facilitating the coordination of research globally, for example the compilation of information from multiple field monitoring sites
  • Compiling technical literature
  • Synthesising research trends
  • Conducting sessions at events such as Regional IGS Conferences
  • Review research papers
  • The “Stabilization” issue in the official journals of the IGS
  • Compiling and comparing design approaches and existing practice
  • Discussion forums for professionals


Meet Our Leaders

Dr. Russell Jones

Interim Chair
Golder Associates

Dr. Jacek Kawalec

Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Flavio Montez

Huesker, Brazil

Prof. Jorge Zornberg

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Dr. Leos Hornicek

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


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

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Please email TC-S Secretary Dr. Leos Hornicek.