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The Western Dredging Association’s WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018 will be held 25 – 28 June 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. This technical conference promotes the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction. It provides a forum for improvement of communications, technology transfer, and cooperation among associations & societies, while emphasizing the importance of understanding and development of solutions for problems related to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.
The broad range of topics, such as sediment management and beneficial reuse, port development, and environmental considerations, include geosynthetic solutions (e.g., geotextile tubes, scour protection, etc.).
Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 attendees include:
- Contractors working in:
- coastal and inland flood protection
- deep-sea mining
- offshore wind energy
- oil and gas production fields
- marine engineers
- dredging technology providers
- harbour & port representatives
- Port engineers
- Hydrographic surveyors / geologists
- Environmental managers
- Infrastructure managers
- Public authorities
- Research institutes
- Civil engineers
- Geotechnical engineers
Learn more at the Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 website:
The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11 ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2016 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the city’s renowned Gangnam District. Conference theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.”
Key topics include:
- Sustainability and Green Technology with Geosynthetics
- Geosynthetic Barriers
- Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage and Erosion Control
- Reinforced Walls and Slopes
- Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
- Roads, Railways and Other Transportation Applications
- Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
- Hydraulic Applications
- Innovative Uses and New Developments
- Cases Histories
- Durability and Long Term Performance
- Physical and Numerical Analysis
- Geosynthetics Properties and Testing
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance
- Design Approaches and Other Applications
Extended versions of selected papers of 11 ICG will be published in a special issue of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, an official Journal of the International Geosynthetics Society.
ABOUT 11 ICG
The International Conference on Geosynthetics is held every four years. It is the global gathering point for members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The conference was last held in Berlin, Germany in September 2014. In 2018, the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS)—a chapter of the IGS—will host 11 ICG.
Learn more about the conference at www.11icg-seoul.org.
Learn more about the IGS at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.
Geosynthetics 2018 will provide an important international forum to meet and discuss the application areas and most recent and relevant research and innovations regarding geosynthetics. The previous version, in 2017, gathered over 160 professionals from 18 countries.
ENGINEERING SECTORS AT GEOSYNTHETICS 2018
Geosynthetics 2018 will feature a deep program that addresses engineering challenges that speak to the global field. This sectors of focus include mining, civil, hydraulics, agriculture, construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, road works, transportation, and many others.
- Geosynthetics modeling and design
- Direct and life-cycle cost savings
- Environmental benefits and sustainability
- Testing and properties
- Monitoring and durability
- Physical and numerical models
- Quality control and quality assurance
- Geosynthetics as formwork
- Innovations and new developments
- Heap leaching pads, tailings dams, and mining process ponds
- Dams, channels, ponds and drinking water storage
- Civil works and seismic applications
- Polymeric and clay geosynthetic barriers
- Roadworks, maritimes and coastals, railroads, airport
- Storage of waste water and landfills
- Waterproofing, drainage, filtration
- Soil reinforcement and erosion control
- Embankments and soft soils
- Reinforced walls and slopes
- Tunnels and undergrounds
Learn more at https://gecamin.com/geosynthetics.
Waterproof Membranes 2018, the 12th installment in the annual series, will be held 5 – 7 November 2018 at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. The international conference is organized by AMI and focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, and the manufacture, installation, and performance of membranes (e.g., geomembranes, roofing systems).
WATERPROOF MEMBRANES 2018 TOPICS
The Waterproof Membranes 2018 Call for Presentations invites topics such as:
- Market trends worldwide or region specific
- Environmental or regulatory factors affecting materials selection
- Design and selection of waterproofing for roofing, basements, geomembranes, and other construction or civil engineering applications
- Case studies
- Materials and component performance and development including: bitumen, thermoplastic, elastomeric or liquid systems; raw material, reinforcement, additives, or pigments
- Membrane structure developments & multi-functional membranes
- Manufacturing process improvements
- Installation technology, adhesion, sealing and joints
- Performance: weathering, fire resistance, wind lift, chemical and root resistance, durability
- Quality control, testing and certification, lifetime prediction and monitoring “green” aspects such as renewable energy integration, cooling, reflectiveness, recycling, roof gardens, and sustainability
- Technical and economic issues in the industry
On the event web page, the organziers write:
The building and civil engineering industries face challenges relating to climate change and the demand for energy and water conservation. However, they also seek to introduce new designs and applications. To meet these challenges, they often require innovative waterproofing solutions offering not only better waterproofing durability but also an improved environmental footprint together with competitive new solutions for the speed, efficiency and cost of installation. Waterproof Membranes 2018 will provide a global forum for open discussion of the latest solutions, technology, performance and market trends within bitumen, polymeric and liquid membranes across all waterproofing applications.
Learn more on the Waterproof Membranes 2018 website.
The GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition is one of the leading Geosynthetics and Geotechnical Congresses in the Middle East. The event will be held to be held 24 – 28 November 2018 at the MENA House Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. Geosynthetics has a major role in the technical program. Theme: “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Structural Integrity.”
Hundreds of presentations will be offered and the well-attended congress will enable networking among engineers, agency officials, and other stakeholders from the still rapidly advancing Middle East infrastructure sector. Significant international support is present, with organizations such as the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Deep Foundations Institute, the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the German Geotechnical Society, and many others involved.
Multiple workshops will be offered too, one of which is “Introduction to Geotechnical Design using Geosynthetics.” That workshop will be led by Dr. Mohamed A. Meguid, PEng, M.ASCE, Professor of Civil Engineering and Geo-Group Leader at McGill University.
- Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
- Soil and Rock Mechanics, Geomechanics, Mining, and Geological engineering
- Geosynthetics and Reinforced Soil Retaining Structures
- Behavior, Identification and In-situ Test Methods for Site Characterization of Soils, and Lateritic, Problematic, Collapsible, Swelling, Soft, Sabkha and Uncommon Soils
- Design and Quality Control of Earth Structures and Subgrades
- Soil Stability and Landslide, Ground improvement and Seismic Hazards
- Soil-Structure Interaction, Advanced Analysis of Shallow and Deep Foundations, Foundation Failure and Repair, and MicroPiles and its innovative applications
- Computational Mechanics, Innovative Soil Models, Discrete Element and Boundary Element Modelling, Mesoscale Modeling, and Advanced Numerical and Analytical Analyses
- Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
- Saturated and Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
- Oil and Gas, and Petroleum Geotechnical Engineering
- Geosciences, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Geophysics and Global Hazards.
The Icelandic Geotechnical Society will host the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland 1 – 6 September 2019.
The theme of the Conference is: “Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future.”
The theme of the conference embraces all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Geotechnical engineering is the foundation of current as well as future societies, which both rely on complex civil engineering infrastructures, and call for mitigation of potential geodangers posing threat to these. Geotechnical means and solutions are required to ensure infrastructure safety and sustainable development. Those means are rooted in past experiences enhanced by research and technology of today.
At great events such as the European Geotechnical Conference we should: Spread our knowledge and experience to our colleagues; Introduce innovations, research and development of techniques and equipment; Report on successful geotechnical constructions and application of geotechnical design methods, as well as, on mitigation and assessment of geohazards and more.
Such events also provide an opportunity to draw the attention of others outside the field of geotechnical engineering to the importance of what we are doing, particularly to those who, directly or indirectly, rely on our services, knowledge and experience. Investment in quality geotechnical work is required for successful and safe design, construction and operation of any infrastructure. Geotechnical engineering is the key to a safe and sustainable infrastructure and of importance for the society, economy and the environment. This must be emphasized and reported upon.