Kerry Rowe Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Prof. Kerry Rowe has made numerous, substantial contributions to barrier systems research, education, and regulation during his 30+ year career. The US-based National Academy of Engineering agrees. A February 8 NAE announcement named Rowe among just 22 other engineers from outside the United States who have been elected members here in 2016. It is a prestigious and well-earned achievement.  He is ... »

NAGS Voting on Name Change and Board Liaison Members

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After 28 years, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) may be on the verge of a name change. The organization, which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and which represents chapter members in Canada and the United States, is currently voting on proposed changes to its by-laws. It is also proposed to add non-voting board liaison seats. Voting opened to NAGS membe... »

Richard Bathurst Joins Panel on Engineering Career Development

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The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The event’s organizers have announced the addition of Prof. Richard Bathurst (Royal Military College of Canada, Queen’s University) to the high-profile panel discussion on engineering career development. Bathurst will join Mark Smith and Jacques Côté, w... »

Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Continues Growth

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In North America, the field of geohazard mitigation is quite young. Around the world, however, it is a strong field of geotechnical design. Geohazard experts also utilize or their technologies are specified in conjunction with geosynthetics frequently, such as for road construction and rockfall protection. The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP), which was formed in 2013, is fostering a ... »

Geohazard Association Holds First Election, Announces Board

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) has announced the results of its first election. Founded in 2013 to serve the large but fragmented geohazard market in North America, AGHP exists to “support the development of standards, specifications, and best practices concerning the design and implementation of geohazard-related technologies and products; and to support and provide education t... »

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... »

AGHP Establishes Geohazard Committees

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) is a new professional association that has emerged to serve and promote an engineering sector that has been largely unsupported in the United States. With a steadily growing membership base, the association has now advanced to opening geohazard committees for member participation. Current committees and chairs include: Education Committee – C... »

NAGS 2014 Webinar Series Opens with R. Kerry Rowe on GCLs

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On 19 March 2014, a new series of webinars from the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will debut. Tentatively scheduled to be quarterly installments, NAGS and the Geosynthetics Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) have tapped internationally-renowned geosynthetics expert Prof. R. Kerry Rowe to launch the series. His topic: “Recent insights on the performance of GCLs ... »

GeoRegina 2014 Extends Abstracts Deadline to January 31

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Organizers for the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s (CGS) 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference have extended the abstract submission window to January 31. GeoRegina 2014 (www.georegina2014.ca) will be held 28 September – 1 October 2014 at the Delta Regina Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. As of Januay 17, more than 215 abstracts had been submitted. To ensure the most comprehensive... »

CGS recognizes GeoEngineering Centre Members and Students

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OCTOBER 2013 – Several members of the GeoEngineering Centre and their students were recognized at CGS events held in conjunction with GeoMontreal, the 66th annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. PhD student Ryley Beddoe received the first prize for best Graduate Student Paper in 2013 for her paper titled “Physical modeling of rainfall induced landslides”. She gav... »

GeoMontreal Updates: Early Reg Extensions, New Course

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GeoMontreal 2013 has extended its “early-bird” conference registration rates to 5 August 2013. The full conference registration price for Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) members is only $795 for registrations made on or before 5 August 2013. These conference registration fees will i... »

GeoMontreal 2013: Accepted Abstracts Posted

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When the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) gathers for its 66th annual conference and exhibition, and the 11th in conjunction with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH/CNC) Groundwater Conference, it will be with a diverse range of papers representing state-of-the-art research, exemplary projects, and state-of-the-practice updates to bring the multi-disciplinary geotechnical fie... »