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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Feb
21
Tue
2017
Environmental Connection 2017 @ Cobb Galleria Centre
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day

Environmental Connection 2017 - IECAEnvironmental Connection 2017 will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual gathering is billed as the world’s largest soil and water conference and exhibition.

Environmental Connection 2017 Topics

  • Post-construction stormwater issues or opportunities beyond bank stabilization (e.g. infi ltration basins/gardens, etc.)
  • New technology (aside from UASs) such as new surveying techniques/equipment, GIS-guided equipment, water monitoring and similar is always popular
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS) issues
  • Pipeline/drilling issues and/or solutions
  • Soil amendments (biological, chemical, physical) for better plant establishment and soil properties and species selection
  • Improving sediment basin performance
  • Transportation project storm water controls – balancing roadway safety with BMPs

VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects (GIP 2017) @ Mascot Hotel
Feb 27 – Feb 28 all-day

Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects - GIP 2017The Indian Geotechnical Society, in association with the Civil Engineering Department of LBS Institute of Technology for Women (Thiruvananthapuram) will hold Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects (GIP 2017) 27 – 28 February 2017 at the Mascot Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The program is sponsored by TEQIP-II.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by renowned geotechnical engineers, including many with strong backgrounds in geosynthetics:

  • Dr. Dennes. T. Bergado, Professor, Asian Institute ofTechnology, Bangkok
  • Dr. Jie Han, Professor, University of Kansas, USA
  • Dr. Chungsik Yoo, Professor, Sungkyunkwan University,Korea,
  • Dr. Panich Voottipruex, Associate Professor, King Mongkut’sTechnological University, Bangkok,
  • Dr. M. R. Madhav, Visiting Professor, IIT Hyderabad
  • Dr. Sivakumar Babu, Professor, IISc Bangalore (IGSPresident)
  • Dr. R. Shivashankar, Professor, NITK Surathkal
  • Dr. K. Balan, Professor, RIET, Trivandrum (Chairman, IGSTrivandrum Chapter)
  • Dr. Chandrakaran, Professor, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Professor, AISAT, Kochi
  • Mr. Ravikiran Vaidya, Principal Engineer, M/s Geo Dynamic

Visit the conference website www.gip2017.co.in to learn more about GIP 2017.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2017 @ Lille Grand Palais
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day

Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2017Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2017 marks the 11th biennial national conference from Comité Français des Géosynthétiques (CFG), the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chapter in France. The French-language event connects developers, engineers, geosynthetics manufacturers, distributors, testing labs, agencies, and other stakeholders in the field.

Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2017 will be held 7 – 9 March 2017 in Lille at the Lille Grand Palais.

Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2017 Content

Major themes for the event include:

  • Roads, airports, and railways
  • Waste management facilities
  • Dams, canals, levees, and reservoirs
  • Foundations and ground improvement
  • Drainage systems
  • Erosion control
  • Remediation of polluted sites and soils

Each of the sessions will include 3 – 6 presentations. Some of the paper topics include:

  • Geosynthetic erosion control in marine environments
  • Quick and simple solutions for temporary barriers
  • Geosynthetic reinforcement strategies to mitigate soil collapse risk from underground cavities
  • Reinforced and revegetated soil on a formerly polluted site
  • Renovation of biuminous concrete tanks – solutions and limitations

More than 30 technical presentations will be made. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE (PDF)

Special lectures will be delivered by Jan Martens, Jean-Pierre Gourc and Philippe Delmas, and Paul Guinard and Didier Croissant. A panel discussion will also be offered on technical and economical advantages of geosynthetics alongside the challenges of certification and acceptance.

Learn more at www.rencontresgeosynthetiques.org.

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
2017
Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 @ Hyatt Regency
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017Geotechnial Frontiers 2017 combines the annual Geo-Congress (ASCE Geo-Institute) and the biennial Geosynthetics Conference (IFAI). Held every six years, this gathering marks the third co-organization of these popular events. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 will be held 12 – 15 March 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Explore the newest developments in geotechnical technologies and the latest geotechnical engineering state-of-the-art-and-practice.

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Mar
19
Sun
2017
32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management @ Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
Mar 19 – Mar 22 all-day

Geosynthetics for Waste Ash Landfill Closure - Agru Reinforcing a Coke Landfill Barrier SystemThe 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management will be held in Philadelphia 19 – 2 March 2017. Participants are expected from over 40 countries.

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Researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others with expertise in solid waste are invited to submit papers for oral presentation or poster session at the Conference.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Economics
  • Waste reduction
  • Energy recovery and thermal treatment
  • Composting and biological treatment
  • Policy
  • Regulations
  • EU directives
  • Facility siting
  • Public involvement
  • Education
  • Household hazardous wastes
  • Waste composition studies
  • Chemical and biochemical treatment
  • Contaminated sites
  • Municipal wastes
  • Industrial wastes
  • Mining and mineral wastes
  • Medical wastes
  • Scrap tires
  • Agricultural wastes
  • Research topics
  • Modeling
  • Utilization of waste materials
  • Case studies
  • Solid waste dust
  • Innovative technologies
  • Waste collection
  • Waste generation studies
  • Integrated waste management
  • Equipment
  • Sludge
  • Ash
  • Use of waste materials in construction
  • Environmental impacts
  • Construction and demolition wastes
  • Geotechnical topics
  • Liners, caps, gas and leachate
  • Environmental equity
  • Carbon emissions reduction

The conference will be held at the historic Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square. The technical program is organized by The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed journal covering landfill, recycling, waste-to-energy, waste reduction, policy and economics, composting, waste collection and transfer, municipal waste, industrial waste, residual waste and other waste management and technology subjects.

Visit the website: http://solid-waste.org/2017-conference

Mar
27
Mon
2017
International Conference on Advances in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering @ Titanic Palace
Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day

The conference shall provide a forum for researchers and professionals from various fields related to the theory of structures, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, reinforced concrete constructions, properties and testing of materials, environmental engineering, steel constructions, construction management, etc…, as well as other related areas, to exchange and discuss the latest findings and experiences. The Conference program includes invited keynote lectures, a limited number of oral presentations, and poster presentations. The official language of the Conference is English.

The articles received by the conference will go through a peer review process and the passed articles shall be published in a conference proceeding. Moreover, selected articles will be published in a relevant international journal.
All participants will have a chance to build professional networks, talk with speakers and organizers, make new contacts and enjoy the conference. The organizing committee hope to assist senior and young engineers, researchers, and specialized academics to come together and update their knowledge and understanding regarding the advances in structural and geotechnical engineering issues.
We will continue with the surprise parties, journeys, actions and small little personal touches as we did on first conference. The conference is there for you, attendees and speakers, and we will make you feel like home.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
4th Contaminated Land Conference (New Zealand) @ Crowne Plaza
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day

4th Contaminated Land Conference - New ZealandThe 2017 NZ Contaminated Land Conference is the fourth installment in this growing event. The gathering will provide focused discussions on all aspects of contaminated site assessment, management, and remediation. Participants and sponsors reflect and influence not just the New Zealand/Australia but international practice.

Themes within the conference include:

  • Soil, Groundwater, Ground Gas, Vapour, Air & Sediments
  • Contaminated Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Contaminants
  • Regulatory, Legal, Corporate and Social Issues
  • What’s Working and Not Working with Suitably Qualified Environmental Practitioner (SQEP) Accreditation
  • Remote and Pacifc Sites
  • Case Histories: Lessons Learned
  • Poster Session: Research Projects

The event has been developed by the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA).

Sponsors for 2017 include CETCO, Golder Associates, Geosyntec, Menard, SGS, and many others who work in geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering.

Learn more at the event page on ALGA’s site.

9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground @ Centro de Convenções Rebouças
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

On behalf of the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS) and the Brazilian Tunneling Committee (CBT), we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, IS – São Paulo 2017.

The TC-204 Symposia have been traditionally high-level events, where specialists from around the world join to present and discuss their contributions and experiences in underground construction in soft ground.

This time, it will be held in Brazil, a large country with enormous needs and potential for underground construction. The 9th IS will take place in São Paulo, together with the 4th Brazilian Tunneling Congress and the Latin American Tunneling Seminar, two events that have been usually held in São Paulo, and traditionally joined over 600 local and international specialists.

See you in Sao Paulo in 2017!

Werner Bilfinger, IS chairman
Tarcisio B. Celestino, CBT chairman
André P. Assis, ABMS chairman

INDEX 2017 @ Geneva Palexpo
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day

Edana Nonwovens AssociationINDEX™, the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition which takes place every three years, is the global showcase for the potential that nonwovens have to offer.

It unites leaders in all spheres of manufacturing, machinery, and raw materials supply with leading industry decision-makers, top purchasing and sales professionals and key marketers. Over 12,000 professional visitors from around the world converge upon INDEX™ to see the latest cutting-edge advances in nonwovens technology and exciting perspectives on new applications areas.

INDEX™ offers a series of specialised events during the exhibition, providing a number of diverse platforms for both visitors and exhibitors to share knowledge and to network with business contacts from around the globe.

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment (LISA) Training @ TRI Environmental
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

Geosynthetics CQA Week Events, April 24 - 28 - LISA TrainingOne of the core courses offered during the CQA Week’s training and certification events is a two-day training session in electrical leak location (ELL), also known as Liner Integrity Survey / Assessment (LISA). It’s a critical service for many geosynthetic barrier installations (landfills, reservoirs, mining, etc.), and more practitioners are needed in the field.

CQA Week takes place 24 – 28 April 2017 in Austin, Texas, with three courses and two certifications offered. The LISA class will be held April 24 & 25.

LINER INTEGRITY SURVEYS

The LISA class will feature two full days of classroom instruction and hands-on practice of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Methods, followed by an optional Level 2 ELL certification exam. The ELL certification exam will also be offered in Spanish.

While CQA Week is held twice annually, the April session will be the ONLY LISA class to include the hands-on leak location practice in the on-site test pad facility.

  • Significance of ELL
  • Leak Statistics
  • Electricity 101
  • Method Limitations and boundary conditions
  • Designing for and specifying ELL
  • Blind leaks
  • Case Histories
  • ELL equipment
  • ELL terminology, history and background
  • Instruction for bare and covered geomembrane methods
  • ASTM standards and project specifications
  • Hands-on equipment practice at TRI’s test pad facility of water puddle, water lance, arc tester, water-covered dipole method and soil-covered dipole method

Held twice annually, the first geosynthetics CQA Week events of 2017 will be held April 24 – 28. The gathering provides engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders an opportunity to increase their awareness of and expertise with geosynthetic and affiliated compacted clay liner installations. This includes training opportunities in the performance of electrical leak location (ELL) surveys, CQA for different installation scenarios, a tour of a geosynthetics testing laboratory, hands on training in on-site test cells, and more.

Learn more online
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE (PDF)

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Construction QA / QC for Geosynthetic Installations @ TRI Environmental
Apr 26 all-day

CQA Week Events, 25 - 29 April 2016 in Austin, TexasConstruction QA / QC for Geosynthetic Installations focuses on installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing. This April 26 training is a stand-alone, one-day course but also serves as the first half of a two days of related CQA/CQC field training offered during CQA Week (24 – 28 April 2017, Austin, Texas).

The course is also part of preparing for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam, which is offered on April 28.

Gain comprehensive understanding of:

  • Preparing CQC/CQA plans
  • Reviewing CQC/CQA plans
  • Performing CQC/CQA observations and tests
  • Reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures

Part two of the training, Construction QA / QC for Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Compacted Clay Liner Installation (April 27),  focuses on the installation of compacted clay and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Special emphasis will be given to establishing rationale and standard operating procedures for field inspections, documentation of test and visual observations, and implementation of CQA plans.

Held twice annually, the first geosynthetics CQA Week events of 2017 will be held April 24 – 28. The gathering provides engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders an opportunity to increase their awareness of and expertise with geosynthetic and affiliated compacted clay liner installations. This includes training opportunities in the performance of electrical leak location (ELL) surveys, CQA for different installation scenarios, a tour of a geosynthetics testing laboratory, hands on training in on-site test cells, and more.

Learn more online
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE (PDF)

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liners and GCLs @ TRI Environmental
Apr 27 all-day

CQA Week - Dirty Boots - Compacted clay and GCLsConstruction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liners and GCLs focuses on the installation of compacted clay and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Special emphasis will be given to establishing rationale and standard operating procedures for field inspections, documentation of test and visual observations, and implementation of CQA plans. This April 27 training is a stand-alone, one-day course but also serves as the second half of two days of related CQA/CQC field training offered during CQA Week (24 – 28 April 2017, Austin, Texas).

The course is also part of preparing for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam, which is offered on April 28.

Gain comprehensive understanding of:

  • Preparing CQC/CQA plans
  • Reviewing CQC/CQA plans
  • Performing CQC/CQA observations and tests
  • Reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures

Part one of the training (April 26), Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations, focuses on installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing.

Held twice annually, the first geosynthetics CQA Week events of 2017 will be held April 24 – 28. The gathering provides engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders an opportunity to increase their awareness of and expertise with geosynthetic and affiliated compacted clay liner installations. This includes training opportunities in the performance of electrical leak location (ELL) surveys, CQA for different installation scenarios, a tour of a geosynthetics testing laboratory, hands on training in on-site test cells, and more.

Learn more online
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE (PDF)

May
24
Wed
2017
JTC1 Workshop on Advances in Landslide Understanding @ Technical University of Catalonia
May 24 – May 26 all-day

JTC1 Workshop on Advances in Landslide UnderstandingThe Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the International Society for Rock Mechanics, and the International Association for Engineering Geology will hold the first JTC1 Workshop on Advances in Landslide Understanding, 24 – 26 May 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.

The workshop will promote discussion between scientists and engineers on topics which require attention because of difficulties in identification, triggering causes, mechanisms, modelling and prevention, such as:

  • Brittle failures/ First time failures
  • Transition slow-fast motion
  • Stability of weathered profiles
  • Compound landslides
  • Landslides in reservoirs
  • Landslides in mines and tailing deposits
  • Soil – atmosphere interaction

The conference program has been released. Keynote and invited lectures will address topics such as:

  • Stability of submarine slopes
  • Effect of variability of soil properties on stability of residual soil slope
  • Tailings dam post-failure flow dynamics: analysis of the rheological behaviour
  • Landslides in reservoirs
  • Soil-atmosphere interaction in landslide triggering
  • Effect of unsaturated conditions on disasters due to landslides

The Organizing Committee has plans to publish a Special Issue in a relevant journal. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit the full manuscript for consideration of journal publication.

Learn more on the event website

May
29
Mon
2017
World Landslide Forum 2017 @ Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day

World Landslide Forum 2017The World Landslide Forum marks the 4th WLF gathering. To be held 29 May – 2 June 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the gathering brings together scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers for exchange on landslide technology, landslide disaster investigation, and landslide remediation.

NOTE: The International Geosynthetics Society’s Italian Chapter (AIG – IGS) will hold a special workshop on “Geosynthetics for slope stabilization.” The June 1 session is being organized by Daniele Cazzuffi (IGS Past President, CESI SpA, Milano, Italy) and Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy).

Themes at the World Landslide Forum include:

  • Sendai Partnerships (2015 – 2025)
  • Advances in Landfill Science
  • Advances in Landslide Technology
  • Diversity of Landslide Forms
  • Landslides in Different Environments

More than 500 abstracts were submitted to the event.

Poster presentations are accepted through March 31.

Visit the website at:
https://www.wlf4.org/

Jun
1
Thu
2017
WLF 2017 Workshop: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization @ Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre
Jun 1 all-day

Geosynthetics for slope stabilization - World Landslide Forum 2017During the 4th World Landslide Forum, the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (AIG-IGS) will hold a one-day workshop 1 June 2017. Workshop title: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization.

Daniele Cazzuffi (IGS Past President, CESI SpA, Milano, Italy) and Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy) are organizing the event.

In the promotional copy for the sesssion, they note:

Slope stability can be increased by modifying the ground surface geometry, through superficial or deep drainage, using soil improvement techniques, installing continuous or discrete retaining structures such as walls or piles. Geosynthetics are polymeric products commonly used for reinforcement and erosion control of man-made soil structures and artificial slopes. The reinforcement type, the soil mechanical properties and the anchorage system, as well as the extensibility, disposition and shape of the reinforcements lead to different behaviours in terms of deformation and strength. Geotechnical characteristics of the soil influence the stress distribution at the soil-reinforcement interface. The interaction behaviour between soil and geosynthetics is experimentally measured through pull-out tests and direct shear tests, and the resulting properties have direct implications on the design of reinforced soil structures. Inclined plane tests are also widely used, especially in Europe, for measuring the friction interface of geosynthetics.

The increasing use of geosynthetics as reinforcing elements in soil structures – eventually associated with vegetation – has greatly encouraged sophisticated experimental work, including laboratory models and centrifuge tests, and advanced numerical analyses, in order to gain a better insight into the reinforcement mechanisms as well as to validate or improve the existing design methods.

The workshop is aimed to provide an opportunity to researchers and practitioners for sharing experience, ideas and best practices in the field of slope stabilization through geosynthetics and related products.

Learn more and register at:
https://www.wlf4.org/

Jun
7
Wed
2017
EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017 @ Beijing
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day
EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017EDANA and CNITA (China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association) will co-host the first EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) 7 – 8 June 2017. The two-day conference and tabletop exhibition covers markets, products, and technology for geotextiles. All presentations will be simultaneously translated into English and Mandarin. The EAGS 2017 is held under the auspices of IGS (International Geosynthetics Society).

EURASIAN GEOTEXTILES SYMPOSIUM 2017

The conference offers a unique networking event that will attract leading decision makers from across the geotextiles supply chain. Highlights will include top-level speakers; an international exhibition; and an ideal location and facilities for business meetings.

Proposed topics:

  • Best practice in specifications of geotextiles
  • Improved understanding of the market for geotextiles
  • Identification of new opportunities for growth

Tabletop exhibition:

  • Promote your company and brand to a global audience
  • Launch and demonstrate new technologies, products and services
  • Establish new business contacts

The EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium is co-organised by both CNITA and EDANA.

www.edana.org
www.cnita.org.cn

Jun
9
Fri
2017
World Tunneling Congress 2017 (WTC 2017) @ Grieg Hall
Jun 9 – Jun 15 all-day

World Tunneling Congress 2017The World Tunneling Congress 2017 (WTC 2017) comes to Bergen, Norway 9 – 15 June 2017.

VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE

WTC 2017 Session Topics

  • Innovations in rock support and water proofing technology
  • Case histories – lessons learnt
  • Underwater tunnels (strait crossings for road and railway, utility tunnels)
  • Urban tunnelling (planning, design and construction)
  • Site investigation, ground characterization
  • Strategic use of underground space for resilient city growth
  • Utilization of underground for hydropower projects (unlined tunnels and shafts, underwater piercing, air cushion chambers)
  • Mechanized excavation (hard rock, soft rock and soil)
  • Innovations in drill and blast excavation
  • Large caverns (planning, design and construction)
  • Tunnelling for mining purposes
  • Underground waste storage and disposal
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Safety management of complex underground excavations
  • Stability assessment, risk analysis and risk management
  • Seismic design of tunnels and underground excavations

Surface Challenges – underground solutions

Rapid population growth, increased urbanisation and climate change in the decades ahead will require major infrastructure investments and wide use of underground solutions.

Urbanisation encourage underground solutions

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population live in cities. The lack of new urban space means that infrastructure must be planned underground. Accordingly, the use of the underground needs to be carefully and coherently engineered with sustainability in mind.

New infrastructure must take into account, that future tunnels and underground facilities must be employed to protect critical infrastructure from the forces of nature and human interference. Strategic assets for oil and gas, information technology and communications, and civil defence are increasingly being housed in extremely secure locations, such as large rock caverns. This ensures their operability even when disaster strikes.

More renewables necessary

Climate mitigation may be important, but climate solutions are even more so. Norway is even today a major supplier in the renewable energy network thanks to the high number of Hydro Electric Power plants. The demand for more green energy is sought-after all over the world and Norway have this expertise.

“Surface challenges – Underground solutions” is more than a slogan; for ITA-AITES and its members it is a challenge and commitment to contrib­ute to sustainable development. The challenges are numerous and the availability of space for necessary infrastructure ends up being the key to good solutions. The underground is at present only marginally utilized. The potential for extended and improved utilization is enormous.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
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

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
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
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