Highlights from Cobramseg 2016

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Cobramseg 2016 is underway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Geosynthetica.net.br Editor Bruno Pedroni and Geosynthetica Director Elizabeth Peggs are in attendance. This major Latin American geotechnical engineering event combines four conferences: XVIII Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering VII Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics VII Brazilian Symposium and V South Am... »

COBRAMSEG 2016 Short Courses

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The Organizing Committee of Cobramseg and the the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics (SBMR) have assembled a strong short course program. These courses will be held on October 19 at the School of Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte. Instructors include internationally recognized experts in their fields. The 10 offerings include topics such as tailings da... »

COBRAMSEG 2016 Will Draw Geotechs to Belo Horizonte in October

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COBRAMSEG 2016 and the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics (SBMR) will be be held in Belo Horizonte 19 – 22 October 2016. This is the most important event in the Brazilian geotechnical community. The gathering provides a unique opportunity to present and discuss new advances and challenges imposed increasingly on the practice of geotechnics. This includes substantial interaction between geos... »

Chapter Activities Lead IGS News 32-2

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) had trouble fitting all of its content into IGS News, Volume 32, Issue 2. The 62-page, just-released digital publication includes chapter updates, event stories, case studies, profiles, and more. IGS Chapter activities are certainly the standout. DOWNLOAD A COPY OF IGS NEWS V32, ISSUE 2 (PDF) “The chapters are getting more active,” writes IGS Vice Pres... »

Mid-Term Elections Lead IGS News 32-1

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The first 2016 issue of IGS News from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has been released. The issue includes some prominent support of the Society’s first major regional conference of the year—GeoAmericas 2016—and reminds members of the forthcoming mid-term elections for the IGS Council (2016 – 2020). The IGS has worked hard over the years to promote more equal representat... »

In Memoriam: Prof. Masami Fukuoka, IGS Japan Founder

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The global geotechnical engineering field has lost a champion and friend. Prof. Masami Fukuoka passed away on 27 January 2016. He was a founding member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and helped establish the IGS’s first chapter (Japanese Chapter of IGS). He was awarded Honorary Member status by the IGS in 1989, becoming the first member to achieve the honor. News of Prof. F... »

XV PCSMGE Unveils Soil Mechanics 2015 App

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We are only a few weeks away from the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), which will be held 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organizers have launched the downloadable app Soil Mechanics 2015 to share conference information and facilitate networking. The Soil Mechanics 2015 app can be downloaded here or through various app store... »

Pre-Conference Courses at XV PCSMGE

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) takes place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PCSMGE delivers one of the most important technical knowledge exchange platform for geotechnical engineers, agencies, material manufacturers, and affiliated stakeholders throughout the Americas. Also, three major events are co-located with the PC... »

XV PCSMGE Pre-Conference Workshop on Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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Argentina will host a very international gathering of engineers in November when the XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the VIII South American Conference on Rock Mechanics, and the VI International Symposium on Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials co-locate in Buenos Aires, 15 – 18 November 2015. To further boost the offerings, the Inte... »

Registration Deadline for ECSMGE Reinforcement Workshop – August 31

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The registration deadline for a seat in the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) reinforcement workshop at the 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI ECSMGE) is August 31. On-site registration for this special workshop is not available. All participants must pre-register. REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE WORKSHOP The IGS reinforcement workshop fee is just £40. T... »

Geosynthetic Barriers Workshop Program for ECSMGE

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 Attendees at the highly anticipated XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI ECSMGE) in Edinburgh, 13 – 17 September 2015, will be able to attend a special geosynthetic barriers workshop. The technical content for the half-day session has been developed by the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-Barriers). The topics f... »

IGS Announces Reinforcement Workshop at XVI ECSMGE

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced a second important workshop to be held in Edinburgh alongside the 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI ECSMGE). On September 13, from 10:00 to 17:00, the IGS will offer a reinforcement workshop for a nominal registration fee. The XVI ECSMGE has graciously granted space for this special session, offe... »

AUSTRALIA: Bouazza to Give E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture

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The field of geosynthetics will be front and center when the Australian Geomechanics Society’s E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture tour kicks off in August. Dr. Malek Bouazza, a longtime active member of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been honored with the biennial lecture award. The topic of his lecture series is “Geosynthetics in Geoenvironment Systems: Pushing the application ... »

FedIGS Launches Website

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The Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) is a collaborative endeavor that brings together four major geotechnical societies. FedIGS facilitates interaction between these learned societies’ members, promotes common interests, and mobilizes collective action on key issues. The group has now launched a website: www.geoengineeringfederation.org. The four sister societies of t... »

IGS Barriers Workshop Scheduled for XVI ECSMGE

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers has announced it will host a workshop in conjunction with the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI ECSMGE 2015). The main conference takes place 13 – 17 September 2015 in Edinburgh. The IGS Barriers Workshop will be held on September 14. The tentative program, released on the IGS we... »

UPDATE: XV PCSMGE Extends Early Reg Deadline to July 28

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One of the biggest geotechnical events in the Americas this year has announced a gracious deadline expansion for the early registration rate. The PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), which will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, has announced a best-rate deadline extension to July 28. The event is an excellent opportunity for connecting ... »

XV PCSMGE Best Rate Deadline – June 30

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The 15th PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires. Following the trend of other major geotechnical events in Latin America, the conference will co-locate with three major events to optimize participant networking and educational benefits. Also being held in conjunction with the XV PCSMGE will be: 8th Sou... »

Pan-American Geotechnical Engineering Conference Comes to Argentina

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires. Following the trend of other major geotechnical events in Latin America, the conference will co-locate with three major events to optimize participant networking and educational benefits. Also being held in conjunction with the XV PCSMGE will be: 8th So... »

7ICEG Program and Early Registration

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The 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (7ICEG) will be held 10 – 14 November 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. This multi-disciplinary event will bring together the entire geotechnical field, including geosynthetic experts, for field-forward keynotes, panel discussions, technical sessions, product advancements, and high-level networking in its international trade show. The organiz... »

Australia: 7ICEG Opens Registration

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The 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (7 ICEG) is coming together quickly. To be held 10 – 14 November 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, the event will bring together geotechnical experts from around the world—including many from the geosynthetics field—for high-level workshops, practical case study sessions, short courses, networking, technology transfer, and much more. REGISTRA... »

FedIGS Elects Professor Jean-Louis Briaud New President

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Professor Jean-Louis Briaud was very recently elected President of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) for the 2014-2018 term. FedIGS regroups the following international societies: ISSMGE: International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering ISRM: International Society for Rock Mechanics IAEG: International Association for Engineering Geology and th... »

7ICEG Call for Abstracts Closes November 29

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The 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics (7ICEG) will be held 10-14 November 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. This event will be hosted by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Technical Committee (TC) 215 Environmental Geotechnics and bring together a diverse group of geotechnical experts. The conference chair is Prof. Malek Bouazza (... »

Geotechnics Update: 7 ICEG Confirms Keynote Speakers

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The 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics (7 ICEG) will be held 10-14 November 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. This event will be one of 2014’s highlights and will offer an exceptional opportunity for dialogue between the larger geotechnical engineering community and key geotechnical disciplines, such as geosynthetics. This week, the conference confirmed its keynote speaker lineu... »

Call for Abstracts: 7 ICEG, Melbourne 2014

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Australia has been the center of a great deal of activity in geotechnical and geosynthetics-related events over the past few years. The Australian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) has grown steadily and Engineers Australia has increased its already strong professional development portfolio. The interaction between these groups has been exceptional, launching events, lectu... »