PODCAST: George Koerner on Exposed Geomembrane Performance

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George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, had the honor this year of delivering the first Koerner Lecture—a series named in honor of his father Dr. Robert Koerner, who is internationally recognized as one of the godfathers of geosynthetics and who continues his work as Director Emeritus at GSI. Last year, I had the pleasure to see both Koerners at an ASCE’s GeoChicago conference and ... »

IGS Landslides Workshop: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization

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During the 4th World Landslide Forum, the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (AIG-IGS) will hold a one-day workshop on 1 June 2017. Landslides 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. LANDSLIDES WORKSHOP: GEOSYNTHETICS FOR ... »

Orion Graham Joins Maccaferri as VP of Sales (US)

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Geotechnial and geosynthetics materials manufacturer Maccaferri Inc. USA has announced the addition of Orion Graham as Vice President of Sales for the American operations. Mr. Graham brings more than 15 years of experience in construction and geotechnical materials sales to his new role. He will report directly to Mr. Moreno Scotto, President of Maccaferri Inc. USA. In a letter, Maccaferri North A... »

IGS News Vol 30, Issue 2 Released

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) is not just the quadrennial, global conference for the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), it is also the point at which the Society transitions leadership. The second issue of IGS News details 10 ICG as well as numerous other highlights from its membership’s activities around the world: chapter events, national conferences, projec... »

International Geosynthetics Society Awards Reception Heads to Berlin

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During the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will hold its awards reception, with a few important changes. In the past, the awards have often been handed out late in a conference, when much of the business has concluded. This year, IGS is moving its general assembly and awards presentations into the center of the action, with a S... »

Geofabrics’ Engineer’s Paper Selected for Special IGS Session

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Geofabrics Australasia’s (www.geofabrics.com.au) engineer Preston Kendall has been selected to present at the forthcoming 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG). Kendall’s paper has been selected by the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) special Young Members Session in Berlin. 10 ICG will be held 21 – 25 September 2014 at the Estrel Convention Cen... »

REMINDER: 10ICG Early Registration Deadline – June 17

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics will be held 21 – 25 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This quadrennial global event from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will be co-located with the German Geotechnical Society’s (DDGT) biennial Baugrundtagung—one of the largest national geotechnical society events in the world. Readers are reminded that the 10ICG early registratio... »

Booking Warning from Interplan AG and 10ICG

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Warning for Exhibitors and Participants: The Exhibition Management, the German Geotechnical Society and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) have been made aware of a service provider named Exhibition Housing Services (EHS), which has contacted a number of companies who are participating in the 10ICG / 33rd Baugrundtagung, citing the congress, to offer hotel reservation services. ONLY INT... »

REMINDER: Book Rooms for 10 ICG Now – Space Filling

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The 10th International Conferences on Geosynthetics (www.10icg-berlin.com) will be held at the ESTREL CONVENTION CENTRE in Berlin, 21 – 25 September 2014. And though it is only March as this article is published, prospective attendees are reminded that space at the Estrel’s hotel is filling quickly. 10 ICG attendees are not the only ones booking rooms; the conference is co-located with the 33rd Ge... »

10 ICG Confirms Special Lectures for Berlin

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The International Conferences on Geosynthetics are of particular importance. Every four years these conferences provide a remarkable forum for geosynthetic knowledge. The 10th ICG (www.10icg-berlin.com), taking place at the ESTREL CONVENTION CENTRE in Berlin, 21 – 25 September 2014, will set new standards. Being held in collaboration with the 33rd German Soil Mechanics Conference (Baugrundtagung =... »

VIDEO: IGS UK Sponsoring Sustainability Study with Loughborough University

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During the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) quadrennial GeoAfrica event (November 2013, Ghana), Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs sat down with Peter Assinder and Prof. Neil Dixon to discuss an important sustainability study that is underway in the United Kingdom. Assinder is the Chairman of the UK Chapter of the IGS and the Area Manager of Africa for HUESKER Synthetic GmbH. N... »

10th International Conference on Geosynthetics Bridges Engineering Sectors

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BERLIN – When the quadrennial International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG) convenes at the state-of-the-art ESTREL Convention Centre in Berlin, 21 – 25 September 2014, it will connect multiple geotechnical and civil engineering professionals from around the world in a way no previous ICG has. This 10th installment will be co-located with the German Geotechnical Society’s (DGGT) 33rd German So... »

SLIDESHOW: Event Watchlist 2014

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At a glance, 2014 might seem like a quieter year for geosynthetics events. It’s an ICG year–the International Conference on Geosynthetics–so the various, growing regional events associated with the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) 41 chapters are not being held. Yet, there is plenty of activity. Here is our Event Watchlist 2014 for the geosynthetics community. Th... »

Happy 30th Anniversary to IGS!

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In 1983, Paris, France was the scene for a seminal moment in the history of geosynthetics. During a November meeting–the 30th anniversary of which falls on November 10–a number of the geosynthetics discipline’s “forefathers” established the International Geotextile Society (IGS)—later to be known as the International Geosynthetics Society. Their meeting brought to fruition ... »

10 ICG Abstracts Deadline Approaching – No Extension

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) will be held 21-25 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This will be the biggest international geosynthetics conference during 2014, and it very well may be the biggest ICG to date. The event is being co-located with the 33rd German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) conference, which itself often has around 2000 participants. The organizers of 10... »

10 ICG: Abstracts and Exhibitor Reminders

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Every four years a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) hosts the society’s biggest event: the International Conference on Geosynthetics. An exceptional milestone will be reached when the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) takes place 21-25 September 2014 in Berlin. Hosted by the German Chapter of IGS, 10 ICG will bring together practitioners from aro... »

10th International Conference on Geosynthetics Extends Deadline

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) is building a considerable amount of support, and in a true show of its international character the organizers have shifted the abstracts submission deadline from mid-May to 31 July 2013. This move has been made largely in deference to the many professionals currently working on papers for GeoAfrica 2013 (Accra, Ghana, 18–20 November 2013... »

10th International Conference on Geosynthetics Call for Abstracts

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) will be held 21-24 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This quadrennial conference from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will be hosted by the IGS Germany chapter and co-located with the German Geotechnical Society 2014 conference. Abstracts are invited through 15 May 2013. Learn more and upload your abstract via the online su... »