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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 announces short courses

News | January 13, 2016 | By:

Eight full-day sessions planned for Orlando conference and trade show.
Registration available later this year.

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Short Courses
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando

Design and construction of bottom liner and cover systems
Richard Thiel, Thiel Engineering

Design of pier foundations in expansive soils
Geoff Chao and John Nelson, Engineering Analytics Inc.; Murray Fredlund, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

Geosynthetic opportunities associated with oil and gas extraction
George Koerner, Geosynthetic Institute

Geosynthetic reinforced soil
Bob Holtz, University of Washington; Jon Fannin, University of British Columbia

Geotechnical aspects of pavement design and construction
Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland; Barry Christopher, geotechnical engineering consultant; Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nanotechnologies for geotechnical and civil engineering: Opportunities and challenges
Patricia Dolez, Groupe CTT

Rainfall induced landslides and mudflows: Shear strengths, testing, stability methods, runout, and remedial measures
Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ning Lu, Colorado School of Mines

Vertical barriers for dams, levees and geoenviromental  applications
Jeffrey Evans, Bucknell University; Daniel Ruffing, Geo-Solutions Inc.

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is a conference and trade show specifically for the geotechnical, civil, and geo-professional communities. This specialty conference, held every six years, is where the industry unites to share developments in geotechnical engineering and technologies.

The four-day event features more than 200 exhibits, plus a comprehensive program of short courses, panel discussions, training lectures, workshops, and technical papers presented by industry experts. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 offers many opportunities to connect with peers on the trade show floor, at receptions, luncheons, and other networking events.

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is co-organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International‘s Geosynthetic Materials Association and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Geo-Institute and is supported by the North American Geosynthetics Society under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society.

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