GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings Now Available

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The GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings have been released to the engineering community. The conference, which was the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, was held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami. More than 1100 participated in the event, which featured 200+ presentations, 95 exhibitors, multiple high-level sponsors, 49 technical sessions, and 4 keynote addresses. The GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings h... »

Moscow in May: Geosynthetics in Road Construction

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On May 24, Moscow will be the host city for the international conference “Use of Geosynthetics in Road Construction.” The event, supported by main event partner Tensar and with additional support from the STARCO Company, will be held at the Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel. The organizers report that discussion will focus on: Geosynthetics quality management Effective use of geosynthetic ma... »

Lead Retrieval Badge Scanning System at GeoAmericas

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The organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 have announced a partnership with the company iCapture to provide lead retrieval badge-scanning service for exhibitors at the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics. The system utilizes unique QR codes on badges to deliver names, company affiliations, contact information, prioritization fields, note fields, and more. The lead retrieval program works on iOS ... »

Schedule Released for IGS Honduras 2014 Conference

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has grown substantially in chapters, corporate members and international breadth in the past four years. There are now more than 40 chapters, and one of the newest, IGS Honduras, is hitting the ground running with Honduras 2014: The First Honduran National Conference on Geosynthetics. The event will be held 16 – 18 June 2014 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at... »

Geosynthetics Conference in Honduras May Be Catalyst for Region

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From 16 – 18 June 2014, the Honduran Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will hold that country’s First National Conference on Geosynthetics (Honduras 2014). This is a significant step of activity for the chapter, which just formed in 2013. However, it may be even more significant for its impact on the Central American and Caribbean region. The Latin American infrastructure ma... »

IGS Spain Announces Geosintec Iberia 1 (Spanish)

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Durante los días 5 y 6 de Noviembre de 2013, Sevilla será la sede del Congreso Geosintec Iberia1, organizado por el Capítulo Español de la International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) con la colaboración de otras instituciones, oficiales y privadas. El Capítulo Español de la International Geosynthetics Society convoca y tiene el placer de invitarle a asistir al Congreso Geosintec Iberia1, que tendrá ... »

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, Paris 1977

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rom 20-22 April 1977 the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer Dr. J.P. Giroud in which he coined two terms that have become central to the field of geosynthetics: "geotextile" and "geomembrane." The Paris gathering introduced many new users to the fast-developing field of geosynthetics and, perh... »