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Special session added to Geosynthetics-2013 program

Events | August 28, 2012 | By:

Ryan Berg presentation on new ‘GeoTechnologies Toolbox’

The title of a recently added special information session at Geosynthetics-2013 is “GeoTechnologies Toolbox: Technology Selection Guidance and Engineering Tools.”

Well-known engineering consultant Ryan Berg will conduct this session on the third day of the Geosynthetics-2013 conference—Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:30–5 p.m. Geosynthetics-2013 is April 1–4, 2013, in Long Beach, Calif.

The GeoTechnologies Toolbox is designed for the engineering and construction of ground improvement and related construction. It will be available in a user-friendly website.

A catalog with detailed information on 46 different geotechnologies—including 18 geosynthetic-focused technologies—is contained on this website. A guidance system for project-specific selection of a geotechnology is also provided in the website. The value of the system is that it collects, synthesizes, integrates, and organizes a vast amount of critically important information on these geotechnologies.

This April 3 workshop will summarize project development, and introduce the tools and selection guidance system. The utility and versatility of the website, tools, and selection guidance system will also be demonstrated in this workshop. The demonstrations will be interactive with the attendees.

The toolbox website and tools were developed under the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Geotechnical Solutions for Transportation Infrastructure project.

Southwest geotechs and GRI-25

Geosynthetics-2013 is co-locating in Long Beach with the annual Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference, coordinated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and nine southwest state DOTs.

Geosynthetics-2013 will also include a 25-year anniversary presentation of the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s conference—GRI-25: “Retrospectives on the Geosynthetics Industry and Glimpses into the Future.”


The Geosynthetics-2013 conference and exhibition is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of IFAI; it is supported by the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), and it is conducted under the auspices of International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Sources: Ryan R. Berg & Associates Inc. and IFAI

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