GEOSPERU 2017 Speakers, Topics, and Exhibitors

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GEOSPERU 2017 will be held 29 – 31 March 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. The event will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, educational institutes, and... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Extends Abstracts Deadline to January 15

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Development in Africa”, has announced an extension for receipt of abstracts to January 15. Submit abstracts online This is the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, following installments in South Africa (2009) and Ghan... »

Geosynthetics Asia 2016 Makes Last-Minute Venue Change

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Only days away, the 6th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (Geosynthetics Asia 2016) has had to make a venue change due to unresolvable logistical contraints with the original site. The new site–the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel–is able to hold the November 8 – 11 event on the same schedule as planned by IGS India and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Counci... »

South African Geosynthetics: GIGSA Extends Photo Contest

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The South African geosynthetics industry has steadily grown, in no small part due to the activities of the country’s International Geosynthetics Society Chapter: GIGSA. On the technical side of the ledger, the chapter and its members routinely arrange lectures in partnership or to advance connections with engineering groups and academic institutions. On the marketing side, the Geosynthetics Intere... »

GEOSPERU 2017 – 4th Peruvian National Conference on Geosynthetics

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GEOSPERU 2017 will be held 29 – 31 March 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. The event will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, educational institutes, and... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Targets Sustainable Development

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals... »

A New Geosynthetics Resource: Geosynthetica Latin America

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Geosynthetica’s publisher, Minerva, continues to expand its coverage of the international geosynthetics field. We are proud to announce the launch of Geosynthetica Latin America: www.geosynthetica.com.es. This new portal delivers Spanish-language articles for Mexico and South and Central America-based readers. The content includes original articles and translated material. Colombia-based eng... »

IGS Educate the Educators Brings Geosynthetics to Brazilian Universities

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By Bruno Pedroni – During the last days of July, when many in Brazil are typically on vacation, more than 50 people gathered for the IGS Educate the Educators geosynthetics program at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte (MG). The program, which was the first of its kind in the country, was held July 27 – 29. Educate the Educators is a program developed by the Internatio... »

IGS India Ready for GeoAsia 6 in New Delhi

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Nearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. The theme for GeoAsia 6 is “Geosynthetics for Infrastructure Development.” Roads, hydraulic structures, reinforcement, ground improvement, and geosynthetics test... »

VIDEO: Service Life Advantages of Road Building on Geosynthetics

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In its latest animation, TenCate Geosynthetics profiles how road building with geosynthetics can extend service lives up to 10x. The 1 minute, 37 second video shows design with TenCate Mirafi® RSi materials versus designs without geosynthetics over a simulated 50-year period. The video uses animation to show weather and traffic patterns cycles and how different roadway systems—with geosynthetics, ... »

Steve Weiterman Joins Titan Environmental USA

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Another growth announcement from Titan: the company has added Steve Weiterman as Project Manager, Specialty Applications for Titan Environmental USA LLC. He brings more than 16 years of experience in geosynthetics to his role. “Titan USA is extremely pleased to have such a qualified leader with exceptional product and system knowledge,” the company wrote in a July 5 release. “Steve is a very valua... »

South Africa: Road Expansion with MSE Walls

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By Kaytech – When a major roadway upgrade was approved for the city of Ballito, KZN Province, South Africa, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls were essential to the project’s success. The scope of works entailed the expansion of an undivided two-lane road into a three-lane divided road. MSE walls were needed to bring the extra lanes to level, due to the site’s undulating topography. B... »

India Ministry Leaders Join Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India. A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular h... »

Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

Brazilian Geoengineering Solutions on Display in Florida

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The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) convenes in Miami, Florida April 10 – 13 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. This is the first time the event will be held in the United States. Brazilian geoengineering solutions are strongly represented at the event. Brazil-based geosynthetics manufacturers and consulting engineers will be a significant part of the proceedings, incl... »

India to Host 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit is coming. The event will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Hotel Shangri La has been announced as the venue. An event website has just been launched. The strong focus on infrastructure includes roads and bridges, railways, and coastal and river protection. Through this program, it will address India’s ambitious infrastructure initiatives, relate... »

New Sales Structure for Propex GeoSolutions

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Propex GeoSolutions has announced a dual-function sales structure with a market-focused, efficiency approach. Two distinct teams have been create, with one dedicated to a Geotextile sales line and the other to Erosion Control and Specialty Solutions. Ray Bruno, National Sales Leader, has been named the lead of the Geotextile Team. Their product markets will include the Propex GeoSolutions lines wo... »

Propex Global Launches New Website

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The infrastructure solutions provider Propex Global, which has a well-established and well-known geosynthetics division, has opened 2016 with the launch of a new website. The revamp features updated product pages (and product tours), market descriptions, new contacts, and additional resources. On the GeoSolutions side, the restocked resource library includes product specification sheets, installat... »

Solmax Reflects on the 2015 Geosynthetics Market

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In 2015, there was little time for rest. Solmax launched four new products and filed two patents. We summarize some of the biggest developments here. These highlights are not just a story of our company; they are representative of where the geosynthetics market and containment applications are going, for improved value, efficiency, safety, and enhanced performance. Our “Get out of the Dark&#... »

GeoAsia 6 Extends Abstracts Deadline

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Nearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia  conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India, which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2013. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. Organizers have announced an extension to the deadline for abstracts. Due date: 31 January 2016. The theme for GeoAsia 6 is ... »

Global Geosynthetics Summit to Be Rescheduled

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The timeline for conferences are, not uncommonly, adjusted slightly from well out; but it is extremely rare for events to be rescheduled so near to their original dates. The organizers of the 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit have had to make that difficult decision. It was previously planned for 8 December 2015 in New Delhi, India. New dates have not yet been announced but are expected soon. The or... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Registration Opens

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GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, has been years in the making. After successful iterations in Mexico (2008) and Peru (2012), the Americas-uniting geotechnical conference returns. Organizers have announced the opening of the GeoAmericas 2016 registration. REGISTER ONLINE The event has already sold out the exhibit hall and the organizers have added extra rooms to t... »

Hotel Booking Scams: Warning Issued by GeoAmericas 2016

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Many conferences are targeted by hotel booking scams and room resellers who are not associated with the event. These non-sanctioned buyers convince potential attendees that rooms are selling out and that they hold the last few available rooms.  They sell rooms at rates well-above the conference rate and often tack on hidden fees and expensive cancellation policies. Conference organizers and host h... »

EDANA and CNITA Announce EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium

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International nonwovens association EDANA and the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) are partnering on a geotextiles symposium in June 2017. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed and Beijing will serve as the host city for the EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS). While two major nonwovens groups are leading this joint venture, woven geotextiles will be a ... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Sells Out Hall and Adds Hotel Rooms

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The exhibit hall has been sold out and organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 have had to add hotel rooms to the conference block at the venue, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and Resort, due to the early surge in booking. All this and registration has yet to open. (It opens next week.) To say the least, GeoAmericas 2016 is shaping up for success. The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics is enjoying e... »