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All about Geosynthetics 2013

June 1st, 2012 / By: / Industry News

Geosynthetics 2013 is co-locating with the Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference and will also feature the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s GRI-25 Conference.

About the Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference

The Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference is one of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) most successful geotechnical technology transfer activities. State departments of transportation (DOT) and FHWA personnel who participate in this conference consider it one of the best and most productive technical sessions they attend each year.

The agenda includes a variety of geotechnical topics and case histories—deep foundations, embankments, earth retaining structures, landslides, soil stabilization, and rock fall, among others. Participants for this conference represent members from nine state DOTs: Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Arizona. Other attendees include FHWA and Army Corps (USACE) personnel, contractors, consultants, and suppliers.

The conference is typically two and a half days long including a half-day technical field trip. The participants also find this event a great opportunity to interact with colleagues from various parts of the country and to share their experiences. That networking will be particularly effective at Geosynthetics 2013.

About the GRI-25 Conference

In 2013, the GRI-25 Conference will include a 25-year anniversary: “Retrospectives on the geosynthetic industry and glimpses into the future.”

The conference will reflect on where the geosynthetics industry has been and peek into the future. GRI-25 will explore geosynthetics history and future during four distinct sessions:

Session 1—Geosynthetic Structure, with presentations on resins, additives, manufacturing, specifications, testing, design and installation.

Session 2—Geosynthetic Materials, with presentations on geosynthetic reinforcement, geotextile filters, geomembranes, geonets/geocomposites, geosynthetic clay liners and geofoam.

Session 3—Geosynthetic Systems, with presentations on walls and slopes, liner systems, waterproofing systems, heap leach mining, pavements and erosion control.

Session 4—Geosynthetic Organizations, with presentations on IFAI/GMA, IGS, federal agencies, ASTM, Geosynthetics magazine and GSI.

Written papers will be collected in a proceedings (with no limit on the amount of detail), followed by relatively short presentations at the conference in Long Beach, Calif.

About the Geosynthetics 2013 schedule

The Geosynthetics 2013 conference will also include plenary lectures, short courses, technical sessions, panel discussions, a large exhibit hall, lunches in the exhibit hall, an opening night reception in the exhibit hall, and many networking opportunities.

About lodging

Registration and housing options are now open—book early for the best hotel rates. We have negotiated special conference rates at the Hyatt, Renaissance, and Westin hotels in Long Beach. Please go to the Geosynthetics 2013 website’s housing page for booking information: www.geosynthetics2013.com/housing_travel.cfm

About Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif., is south of central Los Angeles, settled along more than five miles of sandy coastline. It is the quintessential getaway, boasting both the ambience of a sophisticated urban center and the charm of a seaside community.

Located 20 miles south of Los Angeles, California’s fifth-largest city offers visitors a range of oceanfront hotels, attractions, shopping, recreational activities, art and culture, restaurants, and nightly entertainment that make it an ideal destination any time of the year.

The Geosynthetics 2013 conference is at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Getting to Long Beach is easy, with direct flights into the Long Beach Airport (LGB) from many cities. If you prefer to fly into Los Angeles (LAX) or Orange County (SNA), Long Beach is about a 30-minute drive from either airport.

Make your plans now to attend Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach.

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