PODCAST: The Coming Wave of Biogeotechnical Engineering

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Biogeotechnical engineering is adding enzymes, microbes, and much more to the engineer’s toolbox Geosynthetics have achieved some remarkable levels of performance in infrastructure. They play a big role, but they are only a small part of a project. Other materials, such as soils, aggregates, and concrete make up the rest of infrastructure. Increasingly, we find geosynthetics being used in co... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

STGEC 2015 Coming to Greenville

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will host the 46th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference, which offers geosynthetics, geohazards, erosion control, and other geotechnical professionals an excellent opportunity to interact. STGEC 2015 will be held 19 – 23 October 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. EVENT WEBSITE Greenville is a strong choice... »

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... »

GeoRegina 2014 Extends Abstracts Deadline to January 31

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Organizers for the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s (CGS) 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference have extended the abstract submission window to January 31. GeoRegina 2014 (www.georegina2014.ca) will be held 28 September – 1 October 2014 at the Delta Regina Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. As of Januay 17, more than 215 abstracts had been submitted. To ensure the most comprehensive... »

McCartney Receives ASTM International Leadership Award

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – John S. McCartney, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., is a recipient of the 2013 President’s Leadership Award from ASTM International. The President’s Leadership Award recognizes individuals early in their ASTM career who have significantly advanced the Society’s mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example... »