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IGS publishes major engineering document in French

News | June 6, 2012 | By:

“Recommended Descriptions of Geosynthetics Functions, Geosynthetics Terminology, Mathematical and Graphical Symbols”

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced in a May 31 press release that the IGS French Chapter has translated the engineering document “Recommended Descriptions of Geosynthetics Functions, Geosynthetics Terminology, Mathematical and Graphical Symbols.” Originally drafted in English, this internationally unifying publication has been translated by French Chapter members, Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz (an IGS Council Member) and Dr. Camille Barral.

The release said that the purpose of the document is to provide a standardized vocabulary/symbols guide for engineers, academics, students, designers, and manufacturers working with geosynthetic materials, providing a resource for the international geosynthetics community to communicate with confidence of understanding.

It’s a standard expectation that the nomenclature and symbols as identified in this document should be used for all papers and presentations submitted to IGS journals and conferences, according to the release.

To encourage its use, the document is publicly available in the “Resources” segment of the IGS website. Select “Education” and “French.” Users can also download the document directly in PDF.

In May 2012, with the confirmation of three new chapters, the IGS reached a record 38 national chapters, all of which are engaged in the development of educational and technical materials. The release noted that many other translated documents are available on the IGS website, including: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish.

These resources are regularly updated and more languages are anticipated. To visit the IGS chapter websites, see the “Chapters” segment on the IGS website.

For more information: Elizabeth Peggs, IGS Secretary,

Source: International Geosynthetics Society

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