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Register For Shallow Foundations Webinar

World-renowned geotechnical engineering expert Professor Sanjay Kumar Shukla will speak on ‘Shallow foundations with geosynthetics’ at an upcoming webinar.

IGS Iran is hosting the event on November 7, where several aspects of geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils subjected to loads from structures with shallow footings, will be discussed.

This method has considerable potential as a cost effective alternative to conventional deep foundations. Geosynthetic-reinforced foundation soils can also support paved and unpaved roads, low embankments, railway tracks, oil drilling platforms, platforms for heavy industrial equipment, parking areas, closure covers for tailing dams, and so on.

Benefits include:

  • Improved load-bearing capacity
  • Reduced settlements by distributing the imposed loads over a wider area of weak subsoil
  • Avoids use of costly or impractical granular layers, as with conventional construction methods
  • Offers simplicity
  • Various economic benefits

The webinar runs from 1.30pm-3.30pm GMT (5pm-7pm Iran time) for the main lecture in English, or 12.30pm-1.30pm GMT for a Persian language session.

The shorter, Persian language session will include an introduction to the Iran chapter and Iranian geosynthetics companies, before a short talk based on the English version lecture by Prof. Shukla. The Persian lecture is suitable for students and participants from Persian-speaking nations such as Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and so on, who may be less familiar with English.

To register, click here. Any questions about the event can be sent to

Visit the Iran chapter homepage here for more on its activities and events.