Erosion control, multi-linear drainage geocomposites and roadways founded on expansive clays will all be covered in forthcoming webinars.
The Australasian chapter of the IGS (ACigs) has unveiled a packed schedule of online events for the forthcoming months with Australasian and international speakers. These include:
- August 18: Roadways founded on expansive clays: characterization of the problem and mitigation using geosynthetics, presented by Professor Jorge Zornberg.
- August 25: Innovative erosion control system with concrete mats – safe, permeable and efficient, presented by Richard Mould.
- September 22: Multi-linear drainage geocomposites for gas venting below a lined pond, presented by Pascal Saunier.
- October 21: Active barriers, presented by Morné Breytenbach.
- November 10: Factors affecting leak detection sensitivity, presented by Abigail Gilsons.
The webinars follow a recent 60-minute online presentation on poly and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and geosynthetic liners from Professor Malek Bouazza from Monash University, Melbourne.
With support from Chapter Company members, the society is able to offer the webinars without charge and to the general engineering community, not only chapter members. The webinars are recorded and later uploaded to the ACigs YouTube channel to view for free.
ACigs Chapter President Graham Fairhead said: “One of the most pleasing aspects of our webinar program is that we have attracted an audience beyond ANZ. In the past we’ve had viewers in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
“We have an incredibly active chapter, and are committed to sharing knowledge and ideas amongst the global IGS community.”