Organised by the French chapter of IGS every two years, a technical day about geosynthetics applications and solutions (in roads this year) took place in Marne-la-Vallee (near Paris) in 2018 March 15th. This technical day welcomed more than fifty attendees who are experts, engineers, researchers and technicians, mainly from France.
During this technical day, experts highlighted a state of an art of the use of geosynthetics in roads and highways projects. More specifically, engineers presented some practical cases as the use of geosynthetics to prevent cracks raising from sub-structure in the roadway, the use of reinforcing geosynthetics in airport runway and highway, the use of geomembranes in various underground structures, the use of geosynthetics solutions for drainage and reinforcing applications. Lastly, a comparison between traditional solutions using granular materials and geosynthetics, in terms of environmental footprint, under-lined a major benefit of geosynthetics for sustainable development. The presentations, in French, are available for free.
Guillaume Stoltz, Assistant General Secretary of French Chapter of IGS