PODCAST: Bob Mackey on the State of Geosynthetics Education

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A few years ago, the International Geosynthetics Society revived its Educate the Educators program. The initiative was developed in the early 1990s to help educate engineers, regulators, and academics about geosynthetic materials, which were flourishing in field use. More than 20 years later, the field of geosynthetics had grown enormously—but how to engineer with these materials had not become st... »

ASTM D35 Program for Seminar on Geosynthetics in India

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ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will hold a seminar on geosynthetics in India 2 – 4 December 2015. The event will be held at the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) headquarters in Mumbai. The program for the full-day seminar and 1.5-day meetings includes: December 2 (Seminar) Introduction and welcoming remark – Dr. Desai, BTRA ASTM International Presentation – Katerina Ko... »

REMINDER: July 9 Geocomposites Webinar with NAGS

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On July 9 (Wednesday), the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host a live webinar on “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” The geocomposites-focused session will be hosted by NAGS President Robert Mackey, P.E., a veteran of the geosynthetics field with nearly 30 years of civil and environmental engineering experience. He is a long-time, active member of the International Ge... »

NAGS Announces Drainage Nets and Geocomposites Webinar

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The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) has announced the second in its 2014 Webinar Series. On 9 July 2014, Robert Mackey will present “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” This webinar follows March 2014’s highly successful webinar from Kerry Rowe on GCLs. Online education and professional development is one of NAGS’ major initiatives this year, with hig... »