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NAGS/GMA Short Course—”Geosynthetics in Roadways”

News | January 18, 2012 | By:

Northern California:

March 6-7, 2012

Hilton Garden Inn Roseville
1951 Taylor Road
Roseville, California
Register here for the Northern California Short Course

Southern California:

March 8-9, 2012

(Meeting space donated by Leighton & Associates)
17781 Cowan
Irvine, California
Register here for the Southern California Short Course

The 1.5-day (9 PDHs) short course “Geosynthetics in Roadways” provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective use of geosynthetics in roadway applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and edge drains in pavement structures. Filtration, drainage, roadway separation, roadway reinforcement, roadway subgrade improvement, and pavement overlay applications are addressed. Although this training focuses on roadways, the content is applicable to other areas of geosynthetic applications.

Bob Holtz, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington. He has taught numerous short courses and given many presentations at seminars and conferences, both in the U.S. and abroad. His research and publications are geosynthetics, soil improvement, foundations, and soil properties. He is author, co-author, or editor of 23 books and book chapters, including Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition, as well as more than 270 technical papers, discussions, reviews, and major reports.

L. David Suits, MSCE , has more than 35 years of experience in geosynthetics and geosynthetics testing. He is currently the executive director of the North American Geosynthetics Society. He is retired from the New York state DOT where he was the Soils Engineering Laboratory Supervisor overseeing all testing and approval of geosynthetics for use by the department. He is author/co-author of more than 30 papers, numerous articles, and textbook chapters on geosynthetics. He is currently one of the members of the team that teaches the NHI/FHWA Designing with Geosynthetics course.


The outcomes for this short course are an understanding of the types of geosynthetics available for providing economical solutions for geotechnical engineering problems.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for engineers or technical staff who design roadways and would like to gain a greater understanding of the use of geosynthetics in roadway applications. The course is open to anyone who uses geosynthetics.

Brought to you by the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), a chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division
of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

Corporate sponsors: Northern California is sponsored by Reed & Graham ; Southern California is sponsored by Thrace/LINQ .

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