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The Geosynthetics Industry Calendar hosts information regarding a variety of international events: conferences, workshops, meetings, symposia, webinars and other gatherings and training opportunities of interest to work with or intersecting geosynthetics. The editors welcome your event submissions.

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Apr
24
Tue
2018
ELL Seminar Series – The Dipole Method (Webinar) @ Online Webinar
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The ELL Seminar Series continues! The International Geosynthetics Society North America chapter’s next webinar offering is April 24, when Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. delivers Part 2 of the Electrical Leak Location Seminar Series. Topic: “The Dipole Method (ASTM D7007): Advantages, Technique, and Necessary Site Conditions.”

Gilson is Director of TRI Environmental’s Liner Integrity Services. Part 1 of the ELL series—An Overview of ELL Methods and Application—was presented in November 2017. Each installment is a standalone presentation. No part serves as a prerequisite for learning from another.

IGS North America ELL Seminar Series Continues with Dipole Webinar

DATE & TIME: April 24, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT (includes Q&A time)
COST: USD $20 IGS North America Members*; $80 Non-Members.
PDHs: 1

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* All IGS North America members are given one coupon for a free webinar in the calendar year upon paying annual chapter dues.

ELL SEMINAR SERIES – DIPOLE METHOD

All geomembrane-lined containment facilities should be tested for leaks before going into service. Early detection of leaks allows for swift and effective repair pre-service, protecting the engineer, contractor, owner and in many cases the environment. The IGS North America ELL Seminar Series is providing a comprehensive view of the various approaches, proper application, needs for the field, etc.

The dipole method for electrical leak location certainly merits its own session. Among the various types of ELL methodologies used to evaluate geosynthetic lining systems in the field, the dipole method has a unique distinction: it is the only ASTM standardized ELL practice that can locate damage to geomembranes caused during or after cover material placement.

RELATED: Maximizing Electrical Leak Location Effectiveness with Covered Geomembranes

Dipole technology can locate very small damage points, such as pinholes or knife slices, under several feet of earthen material. It can even be applied to filled impoundments that are actively in service. As such, dipole surveys are a powerful tool for lined facility validation and protection; but, like any ELL methodology, it can be rendered ineffective if site boundary conditions are poor.

In this webinar, Abigail Gilson, one of the leading experts on ELL, explains ASTM D7007 standardized procedures, including leak detection distance testing and the various methods of data analysis. The importance of good site boundary conditions is detailed with case studies.

Key topics include:

  1. ASTM procedures for both soil and water-covered geomembrane leak surveys
  2. Leak detection distance testing
  3. Methods of data analysis for the dipole method
  4. How site conditions affect leak detection sensitivity
  5. How to write better specifications for covered geomembrane surveys

The Electrical Leak Location Seminar Series is ideal for design engineers, CQA firms, site owners, and regulators interested in specifying and employing this service.

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May
7
Mon
2018
Liner Integrity Survey / Assessment Training @ TRI Environmental
May 7 – May 8 all-day

TRI Environmental’s Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018) includes a two-day course on electrical leak location (liner integrity survey) for geosynthetic-lined facilities May 7 – 8. TRI’s Director of Liner Integrity Services Abigail Gilson will lead the education. Jeffrey Blum, a Senior Project Manager for Weaver Consultants Group and a seasoned graduate of the liner integrity survey training program, will also be on hand to work with participants.

Industries of interest: waste management, water resource conservation, lined tanks, mining, and more.

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Liner integrity survey training at TRI Environmental

Abigail Gilson, P.E., discusses soil-covered geomembrane surveys during a liner integrity survey training session.

LINER INTEGRITY SURVEY TRAINING

The Liner Integrity Survey / Assessment course will focus on leak location methodologies, design parameters, equipment options, and how to enhance or add this skill within a participant’s business. Simulation of ELL surveys is included. Participants have the option to advance to a Level 2 ELIS certification through TRI Environmental. The exam for that follows the conclusion of the professional development on May 8.

RELATED: Maximizing Electrical Leak Location Effectiveness with Covered Geomembranes

The multi-part certification process has been designed for survey performers. Graduates of this program:

  • Understand the basis of geo-electrical leak testing
  • Select the most appropriate LISA methodology under a variety of site circumstances
  • Are able to perform each LISA method
  • Know how to generate LISA reports
  • Have on-going access to the resources of TRI as they begin to perform surveys for clients

Double dipole liner integrity survey

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

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Slope Stability of Containment Systems – Short Course @ TRI Environmental
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Slope Stability of Containment Systems is part of TRI Environmental’s Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018). Led by Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. and Dr. Ranjiv Gupta, P.E., the course provides insight from the independent testing and geoenvironmental consulting & owner’s perspectives on a wide range of containment structures (e.g., municipal and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash surface impoundments, heap leach pads). These facilities are constructed using multiple layers of geosynthetic materials such as geomembranes, geotextiles, geonets, geocomposites, and geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). The design of a containment structure not only requires an understanding of the properties of each individual geosynthetic material but also the ability to comprehend the interaction mechanism (friction) between various geosynthetic layer interfaces. This understanding of interface friction between various geosynthetic layers becomes even more challenging as the interface governing the stability of slopes within a containment structure may change depending on if the project is in a construction phase, a waste filling phase, or being closed with a final cover system.

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New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

SLOPE STABILITY OF CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS

This course will be presented in two parts, each of which complements the other, to provide maximum benefit to the attendees. The first part will focus on slope stability of containment structures including an overview of sources of interface strength, the difference between peak and large displacement strength for design, the relation between normal stress and failure envelopes, and slope stability calculations.

The second part will provide an explanation of ASTM D5321, including detailed discussion of test parameters. Procedural implications of specimen anchorage, normal stress application, machine friction and calibration, rate of shear, and reporting mechanisms will be discussed. In addition, limitations of the ASTM D5321 test will be explored, with explanation of alternative tests including torsional shear, tilt table, and double interface shear. Special emphasis will be placed on specifying a meaningful shear test that will best serve the user’s project requirements. The forensic analysis of several slope failure case studies will be presented to help relate the material presented during the course with real-world applications.

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

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May
9
Wed
2018
5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) @ Elexus Hotel Resort & Spa
May 9 – May 11 all-day

The 5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) which will be held in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus on May 09 – 11, 2018.

Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the world will be meeting in Kyrenia to discuss the recent developments and future trends of the expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 will continue to contribute to the development of the geofoam applications after successful Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011) conferences.

We are honored to dedicate the proceedings of EPS’18 to Mr. Tor Erik Frydenlund and Mr. Geir Refsdal who were the pioneers of the development of geofoam technology. They have implemented the use of geofoam as a lightweight fill material in Norway and also involve in the dissemination of the technology to other countries.

The conference program will be a combination of technical papers and group discussions regarding the use, new development and implementation of geofoam technology. The conference theme will cover but not limited to the present use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and special topics of geofoam blocks in construction applications.

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations – Short Course @ TRI Environmental
May 9 all-day

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations is the first of two field CQA/CQC short courses offered by TRI Environmental during Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018). This May 9 course can be taken as a standalone course or be paired with the May 10 short course, Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation. The content of the two courses complement one another.

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Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations - Short Course

CONSTRUCTION QA/QC FOR GEOSYNTHETIC INSTALLATIONS

This course is designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper CQC and CQA procedures at waste containment facilities. Key professionals who benefit from the training include third-party inspectors, specifying/certifying engineers, project managers, installers, contractors, CQA personnel, and regulators. The content focuses on the installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing.

Led by TRI’s Sam Allen and veteran geosynthetics installation and CQA professional Mark Sieracke, P.E., Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations gives participants a comprehensive understanding of preparing and reviewing CQC/CQA plans; performing CQC/CQA observations and tests; and reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures.

It is also an ideal preparation for those who seek Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) credentials. Those wishing to sit for the GCI-ICP exam (May 11) can learn more in the Short Course Training Week brochure, including the requirement to pre-register with the Geosynthetic Institute, which oversees the certification program.

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations - Short Course

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

REGISTER ONLINE
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May
10
Thu
2018
Construction QA/QC of Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installations @ TRI Environmental
May 10 all-day

Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation is the second of two field CQA/CQC short courses offered by TRI Environmental during Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018). This May 10 course can be taken as a standalone course or be paired with the May 9 short course, Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations. The content of the two courses complement one another.

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GCLs vs compacted clay liner

Image of geosynthetic clay liner being installed from “GCLs and a Flood Dam Monitoring System.” Photo by NAUE.

COMPACTED CLAY LINER & GCL INSTALLATIONS

This course is designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper CQC and CQA procedures at waste containment facilities. Key professionals who benefit from the training include third-party inspectors, specifying/certifying engineers, project managers, installers, contractors, CQA personnel, and regulators. The content focuses on the installation of compacted clay liners (CCLs) and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Special emphasis will be given to establishing rationale and standard operating procedures for field inspections, documentation of test and visual observations, and implementation of CQA plans. A broad appreciation for the
manufacture and installation of containment facility materials will be provided. Additionally, a tour of TRI’s Geosynthetic Testing and Research Laboratories will support class curriculum through test demonstrations, details on some TRI internal R&D projects, and discussion of other relevant topics.

TRI Geotechnical Laboratory Director, Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, serves as lead instructor. He brings insight not only from the lab but from his years as a consulting engineer, such as through his work on the design and installation of the Circuit of the Americas Formula One Race Track over expansive clays with tight differential movement criteria.

Like its May 9 companion course, Construction QA/QC of Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installations gives participants a comprehensive understanding of preparing and reviewing CQC/CQA plans; performing CQC/CQA observations and tests; and reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures.

It is also an ideal preparation for those who seek Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) credentials. Those wishing to sit for the GCI-ICP exam (May 11) can learn more in the Short Course Training Week brochure, including the requirement to pre-register with the Geosynthetic Institute, which oversees the certification program.

CQA Week - Dirty Boots - Compacted clay and GCLs

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

REGISTER ONLINE
DOWNLOAD TRAINING WEEK BROCHURE (PDF)

May
21
Mon
2018
Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater (MS4) Conference @ Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 21 – May 23 all-day

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter will co-host, along with EPA Region 4, the 5th Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater (MS4) Conference. The event will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee 21 – 23 May 2018.

5th Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater (MS4) Conference

Topics for the MS4 conference include:

  • Underground stormwater management
  • Climate change
  • Shoreline stabilization and sea level rise
  • Dam safety
  • Stream monitoring and TMDL alternative plans
  • Stormwater runoff reduction
  • Developing good housekeeping programs for MS4s that really work
  • Case studies for innovative BMPs
  • Post construction stormwater
  • BMP long term operation and maintenance strategies
  • Using risk based asset management strategies to maintain stormwater systems

Learn more at the event website.

Jun
4
Mon
2018
IGS GeoReinforcement & GeoBarriers Workshops @ Munich Workstyle
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day

IGS GeoReinforcement & GeoBarriers Workshops

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4 – 7 June 2018 | Munich Workstyle | Landwehrstraße 61 | 80336 München, Germany

GeoReinforcement Workshop | 4 – 5 June 2018 | GeoBarrier Workshop | 6 – 7 June 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops 4 – 7 June 2018 in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees, and engineering issues, will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee-led workshops to date.

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Schedule Details & More – Register Today!

Both workshops will be held at Munich Workstyle, a conference and office center located across from Munich’s main train station. It is also located close to the Best Western Atrium Hotel, where the IGS has organized a room block. For best rates, book by 3 April 2018. Reservations for the IGS allotment can only be made by Phone: +49 (0) 89 51 41 90, or by Email: info@atrium-hotel.de. Mention “IGS” when booking.

GeoReinforcement Workshop Cost: 180€/person
GeoBarrier Workshop Cost: 180€/person

Hotel Cost: 114€/night (includes breakfast) when reserved by 3 April 2018

The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this unique gathering. Share your project experience, learn from some of the most-renowned researchers and engineers in the global geosynthetics field, and network with colleagues who influence diverse sectors such as mining, coal ash, transportation engineering, MSE design, waste management, and more.

INTERACTIVE FORMAT: AUDIENCE PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSION
Each workshop will be divided into major topics and will focus on very recent technical developments and emerging technical issues. This format means that presenters will not prepare written contributions to be compiled in proceedings; instead they will share presentation slides with attendees. Time may be allocated in each section for attendees to share short statements (single-slide presentations) from the floor. An emphasis is placed on discussion. This interactivity will help propel conversation among colleagues, enhance the topical depth of the gathering, and ensure that region-specific concerns can be addressed. The format will make the overall workshops’ knowledge more ready to implement and foster stronger connections for attendees.

Attendees interested in contributing to the open forum portion should consult the workshop details for applicable deadlines for supplying a slide (optional) and informing a session’s moderator or a workshop organizer of your interest in contributing. Download the PDF brochure for full program information and session moderator and workshop organizer contact details.

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Jun
25
Mon
2018
WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018 @ Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day

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.

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Logo for WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018

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:
    • dredging
    • navigation
    • coastal and inland flood protection
    • deep-sea mining
    • offshore wind energy
    • oil and gas production fields
    • marine engineers
    • manufacturers
    • dredging technology providers
    • harbour & port representatives
  • Consultants
  • Port engineers
  • Hydrographic surveyors / geologists
  • Environmental managers
  • Infrastructure managers
  • Public authorities
  • Suppliers
  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Civil engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers

Learn more at the Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 website:
https://dredging-expo.com/

Sep
16
Sun
2018
11 ICG – International Conference on Geosynthetics @ Coex Convention and Exhibition Center
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day

Geosynthetics Events: 11 ICGThe 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.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.

Learn more about the conference at www.11icg-seoul.org.

Learn more about the IGS at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Geosynthetics 2018 @ Hotel Santiago
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

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.

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Geosynthetics 2018

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.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • 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

APPLICATION AREAS

  • 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.

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Waterproof Membranes 2018 @ Maritim Hotel
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Waterproof Membranes 2018 @ Maritim Hotel | Düsseldorf | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

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).

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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

SEE THE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


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.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition @ MENA House Hotel
Nov 24 – Nov 28 all-day

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.

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GeoMEast 2018 abstracts call

International Geosynthetics Society Vice President Dr. Chungsik Yoo delivered a plenary lecture at GeoMEast 2017.

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.

Read about the Call for Abstracts

Geotechnical topics:

  • 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.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ HARPA
Sep 1 – Sep 6 all-day

ISSMGE LogoThe 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.

Learn more on the conference website.