The UK Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) will be running a one day symposium at the National Railway Museum in York on the 18th April 2018.
With high-speed railways planned across the world, budget limitations pressing for ever more efficient structures and the Paris Agreement demanding more sustainable solutions, there are many challenges to overcome in the rail sector.
The UK chapter of the IGS want to educate the Industry about the use of geosynthetics in Rail. The symposium will showcase the established use of geosynthetics in rail applications from around the world for over 30 years. It will also discuss how they could be utilised in high speed networks to create steeper embankments, construct abutments, facilitate drainage and assist in many other applications.
The one-day event will bring together consultants, contractors, academics and suppliers with experience of the opportunities and challenges of utilising geosynthetics in rail infrastructure. Speakers include representation from HS2, specialist rail contractors and consultants, professionals from network operators in France, Spain, Italy and Germany and world leading academics from Japan, amongst others.
IGS Corporate Sponsors who want to exhibit should contact Patricia@geosyn.co.uk for pre-registration. Registration for other exhibitors and attendees will open at a later date to be advised.
Further details will be released later this summer.