Calendar

The Geosynthetics Industry Calendar hosts information regarding a variety of international events: conferences, workshops, meetings, symposia, webinars and other gatherings and training opportunities of interest to work with or intersecting geosynthetics. The editors welcome your event submissions. Contact Chris Kelsey (chris@geosynthetica.net).

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Jun
28
Wed
2017
Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste, and Tunnelling – Melbourne @ Engineers Australia
Jun 28 all-day

ACIGS (Australasian Chapter – International Geosynthetics Society) will host a multi-city seminar series on geosynthetic technology in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation, and tunnelling. The seminar will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) on June 26, Melbourne (Australia) on June 28, and Brisbane (Australia) on June 30. Speaker and topic info is included below.

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ACIGS - Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste, and Tunnelling

Experts from the International Geosynthetic Society will present on a range of topics:

  • Russell Jones, the IGS President, will present a case study on a 200,000 m³ leachate storage facility and the challenges of building on landfilled waste
  • Peter Legg, the IGS Treasurer, will discuss closure and rehabilitation of waste disposal facilities
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on the topic of wind uplift on exposed geomembranes
  • Chungsik Yoo, IGS Vice President, will address the topic of geosynthetics in transport and hydraulic tunnelling for drainage and waterproofing.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Tenth International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields @ Divani Caravel
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

BCRRA 2017 Conference will cover aspects related to materials, laboratory testing, design, construction, maintenance and management systems of transport infrastructure focusing on roads, railways and airfields. Additional aspects that concern new materials and characterization, alternative rehabilitation techniques, technological advances as well as pavement and railway track substructure sustainability will be included. Providing a unique opportunity to interact and exchange and share information amongst researchers, practicing engineers and other professionals, BCRRA 2017 will welcome experts in the field from all over the world who can exchange their views and experiences, and have an outlet to discuss new concepts and innovative solutions.

The Conference will include aspects of transportation infrastructure focusing on roads, railways and airfields. Topics will concentrate but not limit to the following:

  • Policies on the bearing capacity of roads, railways and airfields
  • Bound materials characteristics, mechanical properties and testing
  • Field measurement techniques and analysis tools
  • Monitoring and assessment of roads, railways and airfields structures
  • Geophysical methods for structural evaluation
  • Maintenance and preservation
  • Reinforcement and rehabilitation design

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste, and Tunnelling – Brisbane @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Jun 30 all-day

IGS Australasian Chapter will host a multi-city seminar series on geosynthetic technology in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation, and tunnelling. The seminar will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) on June 26, Melbourne (Australia) on June 28, and Brisbane (Australia) on June 30. Speaker and topic info is included below.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

ACIGS - Geosynthetic Technology in Water, Waste, and Tunnelling

Experts from the International Geosynthetic Society will present on a range of topics:

  • Russell Jones, the IGS President, will present a case study on a 200,000 m³ leachate storage facility and the challenges of building on landfilled waste
  • Peter Legg, the IGS Treasurer, will discuss closure and rehabilitation of waste disposal facilities
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will present on the topic of wind uplift on exposed geomembranes
  • Chungsik Yoo, IGS Vice President, will address the topic of geosynthetics in transport and hydraulic tunnelling for drainage and waterproofing.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

Registration includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
GeoMEast 2017 – Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Engineering @ Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

GeoMEast 2017 - Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Engineering GeoMEast 2017 - Geosynthetics and Geotechnical EngineeringThe GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition is one of the leading Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Congresses in the Middle East. The event expects 1000 – 1500 attendees and hundreds of presentations. (More than 400 papers were submitted.) Engineers, agency officials, and other stakeholders from the Middle East will be in attendance. Significant international support is present, with organizations such as the International Geosynthetics Society, the Transportation Research Board, the American Society of Civil Engineers, ISSMGE, and many others involved.

The theme for the 2017 edition is: “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology”

GeoMEast 2017 will be held July 15 – 19 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.

During the event, the International Geosynthetics Society, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Geosynthetic Institute, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE are co-sponsoring a workshop on geosynthetic reinforcement materials. The session will feature lectures from Chungsik Yoo, Erol Guler, Dimiter Alexiew, and Jie Han.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by:

  • Imad L. Al-Qadi
  • Nick Barton
  • António Gomes Correia
  • Piergiorgio Grasso
  • Erol Guler
  • Anand J. Puppala
  • Erol Tutumluer
  • Janusz Wasowski

Geosynthetics will be a large part of GeoMEast 2017, with a lecture honoring Dr. Robert M. Koerner, reinforced soil structures with geosynthetics as a major technical theme, and sponsorship from companies such as ATARFIL, TechFab India, Thrace Group, and Feicheng Lianyi.

Learn more and register at the event site.

Aug
15
Tue
2017
17th Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia @ The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

Geohazards Impacting Transportation in AppalachiaThe 2017 Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation will be hosted by Virginia Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS). The 2017 Forum will include a pre-conference field trip on Tuesday August 15, 2017.

Learn more and register online

Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia

The Appalachian states are tied by common geographical and geological challenges. Multi-modal transportation in the Appalachian Region is essential for economic development. The coalition includes members from Departments of Transportation and State Geological Surveys from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, U.S. Geological Survey, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, CSXT and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

This grassroots organization’s objectives include sharing of resources and information, exchange of methodologies and experiences, and collaboration on geologic projects and research activities.

It is an exciting prospect to work with federal, state and private entities faced with prevention, correction or remediation of similar geologic problems in the Appalachian region.

Learn more and register online

Aug
27
Sun
2017
APWA 2017 Public Works Expo @ Orange County Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day

17pwx_markcalendarAmerican Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Public Works Expo (PWX)
will be held 27 – 30 August 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

The theme for PWX 2017 is “Imagining Tomorrow.” In the event’s initial call, APWA notes that “Imagination is the prerequisite for creating the kind of world that will help tomorrow’s generations thrive and prosper. So, put your imagining abilities to into play and be a part of the conversation that will shape the future of public works delivery and the well-being of our communities.”

PWX offers professionals the opportunity to gain new perspectives, exchange ideas and participate in important and thought-provoking discussions on the shape of things to come.

Topics include:

  • Leadership and Professional Growth
  • The Business Side of Public Works
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies
  • State-of-the-Art Operations
  • Emergency Management
  • Water Resources Management

Learn more at the PWX 2017 web page.

Aug
31
Thu
2017
StormCon 2017 @ Meydenbauer Center
Aug 31 all-day

StormCon 2017StormCon 2017 will be held 27 – 31 August 2017 in Bellvue, Washington. The conference and exhibition brings together professionals from around the world to report, analyze, and understand the movement and condition of surface water. Our emphasis is to educate through the exchange of ideas on current stormwater research, technology, and services. Presenters share their knowledge, drawing on personal experience with problems they faced and solutions they found.

Experts from various cities, counties and states throughout the U.S. and beyond will address real world stormwater challenges in a comfortable atmosphere.

Key topics include:

  • Best Management Practices
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality
  • Advanced Research Topics
  • Industrial Stormwater

The education is worth 1.5 CEUs. Attendees include:

  • Civil and environmental engineers, consultant engineers and design professionals
  • Compliance professionals, researchers, and scientists
  • State and federal regulators and officials at special sites, such as ports, airports, and military bases
  • Highway and heavy-construction contractors, developers
  • Municipal and government policy makers, engineering professionals, public works personnel

STORMCON 2017 VENUE & HOTEL

Meydenbauer Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue is the largest suburb of Seattle on the east side of Lake Washington and the gateway to the entire Puget Sound region.

Learn more at www.stormcon.com.

 

Sep
10
Sun
2017
ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement @ Holiday Inn & Suites - Duluth
Sep 10 – Sep 13 all-day

The ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement brings together leaders from the Aerospace Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Construction Institute, Energy Division, Forensic Engineering Division, and the Infrastructure Resilience Division. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Duluth, Minnesota 10 – 13 September 2017.

Image - ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement

The theme for this diverse gathering is “Superior Performance in a Changing Environment.”

The full program has not yet been announced but speakers of note to date include:

  • Pat Huston, Project Director for MnDOT for the Highway 53 Relocation Project in Virginia, Minnesota
  • Dr. Louise K. Comfort, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director, Center for Disaster Management, University of Pittsburgh: “Designing community networks to support resilient, sustainable buildings in regions of risk”

Technical tours include the Cirrus Aircraft Factory, the historic Thomson Hydro Station (constructed 1905-1907), and the Swenson Civil Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Learn more and register at http://www.asce-cta.org.

Note: Early Bird Registration ends July 19.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
50th Anniversary Symposium – Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society @ AIT Conference Center
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

50th Anniversary Symposium - Southeast Asian Geotechnical SocietyThe Thai Geotechnical Society will host the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society’s 50th Anniversary Symposium. The international event, featuring 35 invitation-only presentations, will be held 14 – 15 September 2017 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus in Bangkok.

The Symposium is jointly organized by the Thai Geotechnical Society and Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society of ISSMGE.

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TENTATIVE PROGRAM: SEAGS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORKSHOP

Session 1: Geohazards and Geo-Energy
Chairmen: Prof. Chang Yu Ou & Prof. Dr. Warakorn Mairiang

  • Prof Ikuo Towhata: Earthquake related Geohazards
  • Charles Ng: State-of-the-Art Research in Geo-energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering: Geothermal Pile and Capillary Landfill Cover System
  • Prof. Pedro Pinto The Case of The New Tagus River Leziria Bridge
  • Paulus Rahadjo: Selected Case Histories on Man Made Slope Failures in Indonesia
  • Prof Tahmeed Al-Hussaini: Seismic Hazard Assessment Procedures – Reflection on Bangladesh
  • Prof Lin Der Guy: Evaluating the Efficiency of Subsurface Drainage for Large Landslides in Taiwan

Session 2 Geotechnical Challenge and Geohazards
Chairmen: Dr Chung Tien Chin & Mr. Titi Paveenchana

  • Prof. K.Y. Yong: 50 years of Geotechnical Challenges in Singapore Infrastructure Development
  • Dr Noppodol Phienwej: Geotechnical Engineering Practice 1987 – 2016: Selected Topics
  • Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara( Japan): Climate change-induced compound geo-disasters and their adaptation
  • Dr Pham Giao, N. Phien-wej,, P. Nutalaya and Y. Honjo AIT: Bangkok land subsidence and groundwater recovery: to pump or not to pump.
  • Prof. Louis Ge, Liquefaction-Induced Settlement of Structures on Shallow Foundation

Session 3 Slope Stability
Chairmen: Prof. Fauziah Ahmad & Dr. Apiniti Jotisankasa

  • Dr Suttisak Soralump: The modeling impact of future climate on stability of slopes
  • Prof Hun Jiun Liao: The anchors of anchored slopes in Taiwan
  • Dr Dong Hyun Kim: Applications of image processing to rock slope engineering
  • Suksun Horpibulsuk: Sustainable stabilization of problematic soils
  • Dr Geoff Chao, AIT: Evaluation of Factors Influencing Expansive Soil Embankment Slope Failure
  • Prof Dr. Fauziah Ahmad: The Community Slope Safe Awareness at Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Session 4 Foundation
Chairmen: Prof. Suched Likitlersuang & Dr. Darren Chen

  • Liew SS “Common Blind spots in Ground Investigation, Design, Construction, Performance Monitoring and Feedbacks in Geotechnical Engineering”
  • Prof San Shyan Lin (AGSSEA Chairman): Finite Element Analysis to Characterize the Lateral Behavior of a Capped Pile Group
  • Hosoi Takeshi : Challenging Technologies of Diaphragm Wall construction
  • Dr. V Balakumar, Min Huang, Erwin Oh & A.S. Balasubramaniam, A Critical and Comparative Study on The 2D and 3D Analyses of Raft and Piled Raft Analyses
  • Prof. Dominic Ong: Detrimental effect of lateral soil movements on pile behaviour

Session 5 Soil Properties
Chairmen: Prof. Takenori Hino & Prof. Paulus Rahadjo

  • Prof Jian Hua Yin: A New Simplified Hypothesis B Method for Calculating Consolidation Settlements of Multiple Layers of Clayey Soils with Creep
  • Suched, Chanaton Surarak, Dariusz and Erwin Oh: Strength and Stiffness Parameters of Bangkok Clays for Finite Element Analysis?
  • TH Seah: Geotechnical Characterization and Properties of Bangkok Clay
  • Dr Darren Chen (NUS): Optimising cement dosage in ground improvement and early quality control schemes

Sessions 6 Ground Improvement
Chairmen: Dr. Suttisak Soralump & Prof San Shyan Lin

  • DT Bergado, AS Balasubramaniam and PV Long: Recent developments of soft ground improvements using prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) and deep cement mixing (DCM)
  • Chu Jian: Recent development in land reclamation and related soil improvement works
  • Prof Takenori Hino: Recent Deep Mixing Developments in Saga Prefecture
  • Gouw Tjie-Liong : Case Study on The Application of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Slope on A Clay Shales Formation
  • Prof. Chiwan Hsieh: Weaving pattern and lateral confinement effects on the engineering behavior of hexagonal wire mesh panels

Session 7 Transportation Geotechnics and Tunneling
Chairmen: Prof. Louis Ge& Prof. Mistsutaka Sugimoto

  • Prof Buddhima Indraratna & Dr. Cholachat: Recent Developments in Transport Geotechnics
  • C.W. Boon and L.H. Ooi: Recent advances in tunneling geotechnics: impact assessments
  • Dr Richard Hwang (Taiwan): Deep Excavations & Tunneling Experience in Taipei.
  • John Endicott: Tunneling Experiences in Hong Kong
  • Prof. Keh-Jian Shou: Trenchless Excavations for Underground Pipelines in Difficult Geology:
  • Prof. Mistsutaka Sugimoto: Recent developments in soft ground tunneling

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Sep
17
Sun
2017
19th ICSMGE – Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ COEX Convention Centre
Sep 17 – Sep 22 all-day

19th ICSMGE - Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical EngineeringThe 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (19th ICSMGE) will be held 17 -22 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea. The conference will be held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will also be the site of the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11 ICG) in September 2018.

The theme of the 19th ICSMGE is “Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond [  ].” It is about bridging the gaps between past and future, between young and senior engineers, and between developing and developed nations among others.

Major topics include:

  • Laboratory Testing and Modelling
  • Small and Large Works
  • Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Preservation and Sustainable Development
  • Geotechnical Cultures and Responsibilities
  • Future Technological Innovation

Geosynthetics are directly noted as part of the laboratory testing and modelling track, but as with other ISSMGE major conferences, geosynthetic materials will also be found throughout other sessions concerning soil reinforcement, remediation, containment, road building, and much more.

The 19th ICSMGE program will include a Plenary Session, Parallel Sessions, ISSMGE Honour Lectures, iYGEC, technical visits, and an international exhibition. NAUE and Tensar are among the exhibitors.

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) are both members of the Federation of International Geotechnical Societies (FedIGS).

Learn more about the 19th ICSMGE at the event website.

Sep
20
Wed
2017
RemTech Expo 2017 @ Ferrara Fiere Congressi
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

RemTech Expo 2017RemTech Expo 2017 is a diverse remediation conference, characterized by project profiles, international networking, technology presentations, data reports, and detailed discussions on contaminated site challenges and remediation solutions from public and private entities. The scientific program annually includes geosynthetics, and many geosynthetics companies and affiliated technology providers take part in the large, international exhibition.

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Special sections at RemTech Expo 2017 include RemTech Europe, Coast (coastal protection), Inertia (green procurement and recycling), Esonda (hydrological risk), and Sismo (seismic hazards, response, and mitigation).

Key topics for Remtech 2017:

  • Brownfields
  • Contaminated soil encapsulation
  • Environmental risk
  • Groundwater protection and remediation
  • Landfill design, operation, and closure
  • Sediment management
  • Sustainability
  • Tank remediation
  • And much more

Learn more and register to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at www.remtechexpo.com/en.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
GeoOttawa 2017 @ Shaw Centre
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

GeoOttawa 2017The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) will hold GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference 1 – 4 October 2017. The conference will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Geotechnical Themes

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • Landslides
  • Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Cold Regions
  • Sustainable Geotechnics
  • Professional Practice
  • Special Themes
    • Tunnelling and Deep Excavations
    • Geohazards in Linear Infrastructure
    • Remote Sensing
    • Innovative Foundation Systems
    • Foundations for Renewable Energy
    • Trenchless Technology
    • Risk Management in Geotechnical Projects
    • Reliability Analysis for Geotechnical Design
    • Radioactive Waste Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange
    • Seismicity and Sensitive Clay

Hydrogeological Themes

  • Groundwater Resources
    • General Hydrogeology
    • Source Water Protection (including implementation of policy)
    • Groundwater and the Ecosystem
    • Groundwater and Climate Change
    • Groundwater Resources and Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange
  • Bedrock Hydrogeology
    • Fractured Rock
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Application of Geophysics to Hydrogeology in Fractured Rock
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Mining
    • Quantitative Assessment and Performance of Contaminant Remediation
    • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Related Groundwater Studies
  • Groundwater and the Public
    • Professional Practice
    • Public Consultation of Groundwater Issues

Visit the event website:
http://www.geoottawa2017.ca/

Visit the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) website:
http://www.cgs.ca/

Oct
8
Sun
2017
GeoAfrica 2017 – International Geosynthetics Society @ Kenzi Farah Hotel
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day

GeoAfrica 2017 - IGSGeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals to interact with the African continent’s growing infrastructure.

The previous editions of GeoAfrica featured a vibrant influx of attendees from throughout the Africa, eager to exchange knowledge, and do business. It is an engineering event like no other—one that needs to be experienced.

The location (Marrakech) will draw conference participants from all African countries and heavy participation from other world regions, as Marrakech is strategically accessible through its international airport. Furthermore, the conference and accommodations are all in one place for easy access to sessions and great networking.

Visit the event website for more information:
www.geoafrica2017.com

Nov
12
Sun
2017
PanAm-UNSAT 2017 – 2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils @ Intercontinental Dallas
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 - The Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated SoilsThe Geo-Institute (G-I) of ASCE will hold PanAm-UNSAT 2017 in Dallas, Texas 12 – 15 November 2017. This is the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics).

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 Topics

  • A00/ Stress State Quantification
  • B00/ Experimental Laboratory and In Situ Testing
  • C00/ Unsaturated Rock Behavior
  • D00/ Unsaturated Permafrost Behavior
  • Fundamentals (select a sub-topic):
    • E01/ Flow Processes
    • E02/ Shear Strength
    • E03/ Stiffness and Dynamic Response
    • E04/ Volume Change
  • Numerical and Constitutive Modeling in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Applications (select a sub-topic):
    • F01/ Cohesive-Frictional Soils
    • F02/ Collapsible Soils
    • F03/ Expansive Soils
    • F04/ Slope Stability
    • F05/ Landfills
    • F06/ Pavements
    • F07/ Foundations
  • G00/ Energy Geotechnics
  • H00/ Sustainability
  • I00/ Other Unsaturated Soil Subjects

Learn more at:
http://www.geoinstitute.org/event/2017-pan-am-unsat/

Dec
4
Mon
2017
American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting 2017 @ Nugget Casino Resort
Dec 4 – Dec 8 all-day

The American Exploration & Mining Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, held the first week of December, is the preeminent and second-largest annual mining convention in the United States. AMEA’s convention consists of short courses, technical, legislative and policy sessions, and a 250 booth trade exposition. Sessions emphasize mineral deposits, exploration and development, operations, business and finance, environmental technology, regulation and policy and legislative affairs. The meeting has been held every year since 1895, and attracts more than 2,500 attendees from all over the world.

Learn more: www.miningamerica.org

Exhibit hall image from American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting

Feb
11
Sun
2018
Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day

The biennial Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) offers international, comprehensive, critical content and research. Topics for the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 include:

  • Enhanced Landfill Temperature
  • Leachate / Condensate Management
  • Landfill Gas / Landfill Gas Management
  • Gas Collection & System Managment
  • Leachate Treatment: Strategies, Case Studies
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Landfill Operations
  • Coal Combustion Residuals
  • Emergency Regulatory Issues for MSW Landfills

Logo: Global Waste Management Symposium 2018

GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, their engineers, and the consultants and vendors within the waste management communities. Participating stakeholders include:

  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Local / State / Federal Agencies
  • Researchers
  • Waste Service Companies
  • Vendors / Suppliers
  • Trade Organizations
  • Solid Waste Generators
  • Students

Conference Co-Chairs:
Morton A. Barlaz, North Carolina State University;
Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia; and
Bryan F. Staley, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Learn more about the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 opportunities, program, social events, and registration at www.wastesymposium.com.

 

Mar
5
Mon
2018
IFCEE 2018 @ Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Mar 5 – Mar 10 all-day

IFCEE 2018IFCEE 2018: ADSC (International Association of Foundation Drilling), DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), G-I (Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers), and PDCA (Pile Driving Contractors Association) have joined forces again for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo, 5 – 10 March 2018. The 2018 event will be held at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida.

IFCEE 2018 is a technical conference and equipment show dedicated to the design and construction of foundation systems, using the latest geo-engineering and geo-construction technologies and practices. This one of a kind event will attract attendees from around the world, who will have access to various technical education programs and the world’s largest equipment exposition dedicated solely to the deep foundations industry.

Learn more at the conference website

May
9
Wed
2018
5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) @ Elexus Hotel Resort & Spa
May 9 – May 11 all-day

The 5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) which will be held in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus on May 09 – 11, 2018.

Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the world will be meeting in Kyrenia to discuss the recent developments and future trends of the expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 will continue to contribute to the development of the geofoam applications after successful Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011) conferences.

We are honored to dedicate the proceedings of EPS’18 to Mr. Tor Erik Frydenlund and Mr. Geir Refsdal who were the pioneers of the development of geofoam technology. They have implemented the use of geofoam as a lightweight fill material in Norway and also involve in the dissemination of the technology to other countries.

The conference program will be a combination of technical papers and group discussions regarding the use, new development and implementation of geofoam technology. The conference theme will cover but not limited to the present use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and special topics of geofoam blocks in construction applications.

Sep
16
Sun
2018
11 ICG – International Conference on Geosynthetics @ Coex Convention and Exhibition Center
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day

Geosynthetics Events: 11 ICGThe 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11 ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2016 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the city’s renowned Gangnam District. Conference  theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.”

Key topics include:

  • Sustainability and Green Technology with Geosynthetics
  • Geosynthetic Barriers
  • Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage and Erosion Control
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
  • Roads, Railways and Other Transportation Applications
  • Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Innovative Uses and New Developments
  • Cases Histories
  • Durability and Long Term Performance
  • Physical and Numerical Analysis
  • Geosynthetics Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Design Approaches and Other Applications

Extended versions of selected papers of 11 ICG will be published in a special issue of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, an official Journal of the International Geosynthetics Society.

ABOUT 11 ICG

The International Conference on Geosynthetics is held every four years. It is the global gathering point for members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The conference was last held in Berlin, Germany in September 2014. In 2018, the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS)—a chapter of the IGS—will host 11 ICG.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.

Learn more about the conference at www.11icg-seoul.org.

Learn more about the IGS at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ HARPA
Sep 1 – Sep 6 all-day

ISSMGE LogoThe Icelandic Geotechnical Society will host the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland 1 – 6 September 2019.

The theme of the Conference is: “Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future.”

The theme of the conference embraces all aspects of geotechnical engineering.  Geotechnical engineering is the foundation of current as well as future societies, which both rely on complex civil engineering infrastructures, and call for mitigation of potential geodangers posing threat to these. Geotechnical means and solutions are required to ensure infrastructure safety and sustainable development. Those means are rooted in past experiences enhanced by research and technology of today.

At great events such as the European Geotechnical Conference we should:  Spread our knowledge and experience to our colleagues; Introduce innovations, research and development of techniques and equipment; Report on successful geotechnical constructions and application of geotechnical design methods, as well as, on mitigation and assessment of geohazards and more.

Such events also provide an opportunity to draw the attention of others outside the field of geotechnical engineering to the importance of what we are doing, particularly to those who, directly or indirectly, rely on our services, knowledge and experience. Investment in quality geotechnical work is required for successful and safe design, construction and operation of any infrastructure. Geotechnical engineering is the key to a safe and sustainable infrastructure and of importance for the society, economy and the environment. This must be emphasized and reported upon.

Learn more on the conference website.