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Manila was the location of the first ever EtE program in Southeast Asia. The progam was developed by the IGS Philippine Chapter in collabaration with the IGS-Asian Activities Committee. In addition to providing  the knowledge and tools to help educators integrate geosynthetics into their courses, the program was also a valuable opportunity to establish contacts with IGS institutional members from industry for future collaborations such as student on the job training (OJT) programs and faculty industry immersion.

Key facts:

  • location: Manila
  • 42 participants:  22 from academia representing 12 institutions; 20 from industry
  • topics: types and functions of geosynthetics; properties and tests; reinforcement applications; hydraulic applications and erosion control; construction in soft clays; environmental protection; composite liners; highway applications
  • lecturers: Prof. Rajagopal Karpurapu; Prof. Chungsik Yoo; Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh; Mr Boyd Ramsey
  • sponsors:  Maccaferri Philippines, PGA Earth Structure Solutions Inc,  Supersonic Manufacturing Inc