NOLA GeoHydraulics Engineering Event Schedule Released

Civil engineers and construction professionals will meet international speakers, network with top-tier geohydraulics solutions companies, acquire practical engineering information to implement immediately, and have the opportunity to take part in high-level geohydraulics discussions in New Orleans.

Geohydraulics workshop, NOLA 7 - 9 November 2017

Photo by Maccaferri

Two geohydraulics engineering events are coming to New Orleans, Louisiana 7 – 9 November 2017. Developed by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) of the International Geosynthetics Society, the professional development gathering will feature a one-day think tank and two-day geohydraulics engineering seminar.

REGISTER ONLINE

All geohydraulics events will take place at the Renaissance Pere Marquette New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. Rooms are available at $149/night. Reservations Toll Free: +1 877 622 3056. Reservations Local Phone: +1 504 525 1111.

The schedule for the events has been released.

GEOHYDRAULICS SCHEDULE, NOVEMBER 7

Note: Registration for the November 7 think tank is separate from the two-day workshop that follows on November 8 and 9.

  • 8:30 – 10:00 am: IGS TC-H Committee Meeting
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am: Opening Remarks, Think Tank
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Filtration: terminology and application (Coordinator: Preston Kendall)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Filtration: Using Air as Permeant in Hydraulic Testing (Coordinator: Sam Allen)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm: Drainage: Estimates of long-term hydraulic flow
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Summary and Action Plan
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Closing remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)

GEOHYDRAULICS TECHNICAL WORKSHOP DAY ONE, NOVEMBER 8

This two-day workshop is worth 16 PDHs (2 CEUs). Registration for the November 8 – 9 workshop is separate from the November 7 geohydraulics think tank.

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcoming Remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)
  • 8:30 – 10:00 am: Geosynthetics to Control the Interaction of Water and Soil (Michael Heibaum, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Germany)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Protection Design for Coastal and River Protection: Overview (Tom Stevens, TenCate Geosynthetics)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Overview: Geosynthetics for Erosion and Scour Control: Products & Applications (Pietro Rimoldi, Maccaferri)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Design Methods/Codes for Erosion Control (David Williams)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm: Design Methods/Codes for Drainage and Filtration (Dr. Aigen Zhao, GSE Environmental)
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Summary remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)
  • 5:45 – 7:15 pm: Reception with Exhibitors

GEOHYDRAULICS TECHNICAL WORKSHOP DAY TWO, NOVEMBER 8

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcome and Review
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Erosion Control (Joel Sprague, TRI Environmental)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Drainage (Eric Blond, SAGEOS)
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Filtration (Sam Allen, TRI Environmental)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Design Examples (Ranjiv Gupta, Geosyntec)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Case Histories (4)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Q&A
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Closing Remarks

EXHIBITING & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Technical Committee – Hydraulics invites industry support in the exhibiting space (limited to 15 companies) and with key sponsorships.  Four coffee breaks, two lunches, and one reception will be held in the exhibiting area.

Sponsorships are available on all three days for coffee break, lunch, and reception support.

For more information on the costs and benefits to participating in New Orleans, download the exhibitor/sponsor brochure (PDF) or visit the Geohydraulics event page on the IGS website.

Photo of TenCate Geosynthetics Coastal Protection Application for Hydraulics Events in NOLA

Photo by TenCate Geosynthetics

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