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Geosynthetics in roadways: A short course

News | November 28, 2012 | By:

Dec. 6, 2012, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

This short course is presented by the North American Geosynthetic Society (NAGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) in association with South Dakota State University and the Mountain Plains Consortium Seminar in Geotechnical Engineering.

The one-day (6 professional development hours) short course “Geosynthetics in roadways” provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective utilization of geosynthetics in roadway applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and edge drains in pavement structures. Applications of filtration, drainage, roadway separation, roadway reinforcement, roadway subgrade improvement, and pavement overlays are addressed.

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.

About the instructor

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. Suits 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.

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The members option includes NAGS, GMA, or Mountain Plains Consortium Seminar in Geotechnical Engineering attendees. Cost: $275 for members, others $350

Make checks payable to Industrial Fabrics Association International and note NAGS/GMA short course in memo. Mail check to:
Industrial Fabrics Association International
NW 6183 PO Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-6183

For more information: 651 225 6907,

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