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Educate the Educators on Geosynthetics, Brazil

The second ETE program on Brazil took place in the county’s northeastern region, at the Polytechnic School of the University of Pernambuco (POLI / UPE). The program included nine lectures, five case history presentations, three discussion sessions on strategies to introduce the subject in undergraduate engineering courses, and a practical workshop.

Key facts:

  • location: Recife, Pernambuco
  • 29 professors over 16 hours
  • Content: geosynthetics types, functions, properties and testing; filtration and drainage; reinforced walls, slopes and embankments; pavement reinforcement; environmental applications; hydraulic applications

lecturers: Maria das Graças Gardoni (UFMG), Ennio Palmeira (UnB)

Photograph courtesy of Maccaferri