IGS Brasil to Celebrate 20 Years of Activity with Special Program

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One of the world’s most active chapters of the International Geosynthetics Society was created 20 years ago. This year, when IGS Brasil members gather for the chapter’s annual meeting, a special program, open to all, will be added to recognize the anniversary milestone. The June 22 program for this 7th IGS Brasil Geosynthetics Conference and Annual Meeting will feature a presentation by Prof. Enni... »

Photos from Geomembrane Welding Quality Workshop

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Geosynthetica organized a geomembrane welding quality workshop in São Paulo, Brazil on April 18 and 19. Our Brazil industry editor Bruno Pedroni attended and reports that more than 30 professionals participated in the event, which was the second workshop of its type in the country. The first workshop was held in 2015. The two-day geomembrane welding quality education was held at the Institute of E... »

Brazil Workshop on Geosynthetics Installation

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Geosynthetica’s Portuguese-language publication, Geosynthetica.net.br, has organized the 2nd Brazil Workshop on Quality in Geosynthetics Installation. The event will be held April 18 – 19 at the Engineering Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. The event is organized by Geosynthetica’s Portuguese-language, Brazil-market publication Geosynthetica.net.br. Participants will also have an opportunity o... »

Gourc and Vidal on Geosynthetics in Landfill Applications

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Brazilian Chapter (IGS Brazil) will hold a special course on “Geosynthetics in Landfill Applications” on September 14. The education will be led by Profs. Jean-Pierre Gourc ( professor emeritus at the Université Joseph Fourier – France) and Delma Vidal (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA). The landfill applications event will ... »

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... »

Catastrophic Failure of Tailings Dam in Brazil

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A catastrophic tailings dam failure at an iron-ore mine in Brazil has led to multiple fatalities and injuries, according to multiple news outlets. Some agencies have reported as high as 17 deaths, though most outlets have generally revised downward now and indicated that many more may be affected. Access to Bento Rodrigues, a village adjacent to the Samarco mine operation, which is owned by BHP Bi... »

In Memoriam: Benedito de Souza Bueno

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Last month, one of Brazil’s geosynthetics pioneers passed away. Professor Benedito de Souza Bueno, who led the International Geosynthetics Society’s Brazilian Chapter (IGS Brasil) from 2003 to 2007, passed away on 1 August 2015 in São Paulo. Prof. Bueno contributed many papers to the international geotechnical engineering field, beginning in 1979, and was long a promoter of geosynthetic tech... »

Ennio Palmeira Receives Terzaghi Award

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The Brazilian Geotechnical Society (ABMS) has honored Prof. Ennio Palmeira with the Terzaghi Award. Palmeira is Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Brasília. He is a long-time contributor to and leader in the geosynthetics field. Prof. Palmeira has twice served as the President of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)... »

O 10o CIG Confirma Palestra Especiais para Berlim

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As Conferências Internacionais sobre Geossintéticos têm uma importância particular. A cada quatro anos, essas conferências proporcionar um fórum notável para o conhecimento sobre geossintéticos. O 10o CIG (www.10icg-berlin.com), acontecerá no ESTREL CONVENTION CENTRE em Berlim, de 21 a 25 de setembro de 2014, e estabelecerá novos padrões. Sendo realizada em colaboração com as 33ª Conferência Alemã... »