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First GSI-Asia Geosynthetics Conference set for November

February 8th, 2010 / By: / Updates

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) have announced the 1st GSI-Asia Geosynthetics Conference.

The conference is scheduled for Nov. 16-18, 2010, in Taichung, Taiwan. Sponsors for the event include: the National Science Council and the Taiwan ministries of economy and education.

The conference theme is Geosynthetics in Infrastructure Applications, with main topics including: mechanically stabilized earth structures, coastal and hydraulic engineering, erosion control and sustainable engineering, and transportation and pavement engineering.

Major presentations during GSI-Asia include:

  • Imad L.Al-Qadi, Director, Illinois Center of Transportation
    “Geosynthetics in pavements: Optimization through advanced modeling and field response measurements”
  • Chris Lawson, Global Director, Soil Reinforcement & Geosynthetics, TenCate
    “Geosynthetic soil reinforcement in Asia”
  • Robert M. Koerner, Director, GSI
    “The importance of drainage control for MSE walls and slopes”
  • Jorge G. Zornberg, Vice President, IGS
    “Geosynthetic capillary barriers”

Event Highlights

Nov. 16-18, 2010

Venue: Windsor Hotel, Taichung
78-3, Sec. 3, Taichung Kang Rd., Taichung 40764 TAIWAN (R.O.C.)
Organization: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST)
Executive organization: Geosynthetics Institute, Taiwan Chapter (GSI-Taiwan)
Co-organizations: West Pacific Chapter of IGS, the Taiwan Group/American Society of Civil Engineers, Chinese Geosynthetics Association, Geosynthetics Institute-Korea (GSI-Korea)
Under the auspices of: Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
Official language: English
Conference theme: Geosynthetics in Infrastructure Applications
Main topics:
Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Structures
Coastal & Hydraulic Engineering
Erosion Control & Sustainable Engineering
Transportation and Pavement Engineering

Registration Fees

Before April 30

Delegate: US$ 300

Student: A: US$ 100
B: US$ 75

After May 1

Delegate: US$ 400

Student: A: US$ 150
B: US$ 120

Accompanying person: US$ 100

Category A: Australia, China, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, and other non-member countries

Category B: All other member countries in GSI-Asia area (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua NG, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam)

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