Register Now! GeoHydraulics Engineering Workshop in New Orleans

Registration is open for the GeoHydraulics Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana. The two-day event will be held November 8 – 9 and bring together civil engineers, construction professionals, international speakers, top-tier geohydraulics solutions companies, and more. Earn 16 PDHs (2 CEUs). Learn more below.

Geohydraulics workshop, NOLA 7 - 9 November 2017

Photo by Maccaferri

The gathering has been organized by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) of the International Geosynthetics Society. Attendees of the GeoHydraulics Workshop will acquire practical engineering information to implement immediately and have the opportunity to take part in high-level geohydraulics discussions and networking.

Prior to the workshop, a TC-H meeting and day-long think tank on hydraulic engineering will be held at the event site, the Renaissance Pere Marquette New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. NOTE: THE ROOM BLOCK CLOSES on Monday, October 23. SAVE $250/NIGHT! Rooms are available at a discount for conference participants. Reservations Toll Free: +1 877 622 3056. Reservations Local Phone: +1 504 525 1111.

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GEOHYDRAULICS WORKSHOP & THINK TANK SCHEDULE

Note: Registration for the November 7 think tank is separate from the two-day workshop that follows on November 8 and 9.

NOVEMBER 7

  • 8:30 – 10:00 am: IGS TC-H Committee Meeting
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am: Opening Remarks, Think Tank
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Filtration: terminology and application (Coordinator: Preston Kendall)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Filtration: Using Air as Permeant in Hydraulic Testing (Coordinator: Sam Allen)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm: Drainage: Estimates of long-term hydraulic flow
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Summary and Action Plan
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Closing remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)

NOVEMBER 8

This is day one of the two-day workshop, which is worth 16 PDHs (2 CEUs).

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcoming Remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)
  • 8:30 – 10:00 am: Geosynthetics to Control the Interaction of Water and Soil
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Protection Design for Coastal and River Protection: Overview (Tom Stevens, TenCate Geosynthetics)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Overview: Geosynthetics for Erosion and Scour Control: Products & Applications (Pietro Rimoldi, Maccaferri)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Design Methods/Codes for Erosion Control (David Williams)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm: Design Methods/Codes for Drainage and Filtration (Dr. Aigen Zhao, GSE Environmental)
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Summary remarks (Pietro Rimoldi)
  • 5:45 – 7:15 pm: Reception with Exhibitors

NOVEMBER 9

This is day one of the two-day workshop, which is worth 16 PDHs (2 CEUs).

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am: Welcome and Review
  • 8:30 – 9:30 am: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Erosion Control (Joel Sprague, TRI Environmental)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Drainage (Eric Blond, SAGEOS)
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Measuring Geosynthetic Performance: Filtration (Sam Allen, TRI Environmental)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Design Examples (Ranjiv Gupta, Geosyntec)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Case Histories (4)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm: Q&A
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm: Closing Remarks
Photo of TenCate Geosynthetics Coastal Protection Application for Hydraulics Events in NOLA

Photo by TenCate Geosynthetics

EXHIBITING & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Technical Committee – Hydraulics invites industry support in the exhibiting space (limited to 15 companies) and with key sponsorships.  Four coffee breaks, two lunches, and one reception will be held in the exhibiting area.

Sponsorships are available on all three days for coffee break, lunch, and reception support.

For more information on the costs and benefits to participating in New Orleans, download the exhibitor/sponsor brochure (PDF) or visit the Geohydraulics event page on the IGS website.

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