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IGS UK Announces Symposium At Soccer Stadium

The home of Manchester City Football Club will play host to the IGS UK Sixth National Geosynthetics Symposium.

The Etihad Stadium in the UK’s second city will welcome geosynthetics and ground engineering experts from across the globe in May 2020.

The two-day symposium will cover two main themes; Containment Engineering and Geosynthetics in Brownfield Remediation.

On May 12th delegates will explore Containment Engineering principles for non-waste, including discussion of recent research, best practice and design breakthroughs.

The Geosynthetics in Brownfield Remediation session on May 13th will demonstrate how geosynthetics can help unlock the potential of contaminated sites, and will include a case study on the construction of the Etihad Stadium.

Case studies and Q+A sessions will also be a vital part of the symposium.

Keynote speakers already signed up include:

  • Dr George Koerner – Geosynthetics Research Institute
  • Dr Richard Brachman – Queen’s University
  • Pete Bradshaw – Manchester City Football Club
  • Steven Odunmbaku – NHBC

Scheduled contributors include Russell Jones (Golder Associates), Richard Terry (Veolia), Darren Legge (Environment Agency), Gemmina Di Emidio (Ghent University), Steve Wilson (EPG), Peter Atchison (EIC), David Murray Associates and the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS).

Andrew Belton, IGS UK Chapter Chair, said: “Our sixth symposium promises to be our best yet. With incredible speakers, interesting subject matter and a range of exciting case studies, we’re sure this will be a great learning and networking opportunity for all.”

The symposium is currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors. For further information on the event agenda, exhibiting, sponsoring or booking your place, please email