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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has organized a one-day short course on Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications. The event will take place 27 October 2017 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. The course will cover valuable information pertinent the proper design, specification and construction of a variety of civil engineering applications such as water resources, containment, dams, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals and more.
Dr. Timothy D. Stark will lead the course and act as moderator. Scheduled topics and speakers include:
- Importance and Scarcity of Water Resources – Allison MacKay, Ohio State University
- Permitting and Emerging Issues with Surface Water – Mark Stump, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
- Storm Water Permitting & Management – Jason Fyffe, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
- Permitting Geosynthetic Liner Systems for Water Resource Projects – Doug Evans, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
- Geosynthetics in Water Containment & Conveyance: Materials & Selection Criteria – Boyd Ramsey, Ramsey Consulting
- Columbus Reservoir Project – Joe Troxell, S&ME
- Welding Demonstration – Dave McLaury, Demtech
- Geosynthetics in Ohio Roadway Projects – Chris Merklin, Ohio Department of Transportation
- Containment for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) – Gary Zych, AEP
- Geomembrane Wrinkles & Leak Location Surveys – Brian Queen, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
- Elevated Temperate in Containment Applications – Tim Stark, University of Illinois
- Use of MSE Walls Backfilled with Lightweight Cellular – Daniel Pradel, Ohio State of University
ALSO: On the evening of October 26, Owens Corning will conduct a tour of its Innovation Laboratory. A reception and dinner are included in the registration fee. Attendees will pick up a shuttle bus at the Ohio EPA office.
Learn more and register:
Tailings and Mine Waste ’17 brings together mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers. The event will be held 5 – 8 November 2017 in Banff Springs. Conference participants will have opportunities to present ideas, learn of new developments and technologies, make professional contacts and discuss issues related to the impact of mine wastes on the environment. The program will include sessions by practitioners and experts on the general themes of the conference.
The following general topics and themes are within the scope of the conference:
Tailings and Mine Waste Management
- Case Histories
- Heap-leach pad /design/construction
- Impoundments- construction, operations
- Liner/barrier design and installation
- Mine backfill
- Mine waste planning
- Paste technology
- Site characterization/assessment
- Tailings management / transport / deposition / dewatering
- Tailings/mine waste reprocessing
- Water balance/management
Mine Closure & Rehabilitation
- Acid drainage
- Air quality
- Case histories
- Cover systems, re-vegetation
- Geochemical transport and fate
- Groundwater remediation
- Reclamation/tailings ponds/waste dumps/mined
- Risk assessment
- Water quality/surface/groundwater
- Wetlands remediation/restoration
Learn more and register at the event website.
The 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
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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
Environmental Connection 2018 (IECA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo) will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California.
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
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
- Waste Service Companies
- Vendors / Suppliers
- Trade Organizations
- Solid Waste Generators
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.
IFCEE 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.
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.
The Western Dredging Association’s WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018 will be held 25 – 28 June 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. This technical conference promotes the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction. It provides a forum for improvement of communications, technology transfer, and cooperation among associations & societies, while emphasizing the importance of understanding and development of solutions for problems related to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.
The broad range of topics, such as sediment management and beneficial reuse, port development, and environmental considerations, include geosynthetic solutions (e.g., geotextile tubes, scour protection, etc.).
Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 attendees include:
- Contractors working in:
- coastal and inland flood protection
- deep-sea mining
- offshore wind energy
- oil and gas production fields
- marine engineers
- dredging technology providers
- harbour & port representatives
- Port engineers
- Hydrographic surveyors / geologists
- Environmental managers
- Infrastructure managers
- Public authorities
- Research institutes
- Civil engineers
- Geotechnical engineers
Learn more at the Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 website:
The 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.
Learn more about the conference at www.11icg-seoul.org.
Learn more about the IGS at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.
The 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.