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.
- 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