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Geotechnical Frontiers presents: GeoCharlotte 2016

News | October 1, 2016 | By:

October 20, 2016 | Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Connect with your peers, review the latest geosynthetic techniques and concepts, and enjoy Charlotte in an informal, friendly atmosphere, with food and drink provided.

Professionally, the day is loaded with attractions, including:

  • Earn up to seven personal development hours (PDHs)
  • Three half-day short courses
  • Three training lectures
  • Pavement interlayer panel by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA)
  • Closing reception and exhibits

Three Concurrent Short Courses | 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Business and Ethics Insights for Engineers

This four-hour session includes four presentations focused on the business and ethical aspects of being an engineer.

  • Ethics and Safety for Engineers
    Presented by Geoprofessional Business Association
  • D.GE Certification: What is it? Why is it important?
    Presented by Ray E. Martin, Ph.D, P.E. D.GE, F.ASCE, Academy of Geo-Professionals
  • Think Like an Entrepreneur: How to Effectively Manage Your Career or Company to Maxmize Success
    Presented by Rick De La Guardia, DLG Engineering

Geosynthetics in Drainage and Filtration Applications:
Design Principles and Practices

Instructor: Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E.

Knowledge for Better Design of Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Structures

Instructor: Michael Simac, EARTH Improvement Technologies

Exhibits Open / Lunch | 12–1

Training Lectures | 1–4

Geotextile Encased Columns, A Foundation System for Embankments on Very Soft Soil | 1–1:40

Lilma Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., Engineering Department Head, HUESKER Inc.
Anchor Reinforced Vegetation Systems (ARVS) for Shallow Plane Slope Stabilization | 1:40–2:20
Drew Loizeaux, Engineering Specialist, Propex Operating Co. LLC
Proven Geosynthetic Closure Solutions for CCR, MSW,
Mining and Hazardous Waste Impoundments / Landfills | 2:20–3
Chris Eichelberger, Vice President, Technical Marketing, Agru America

Panel Discussion—Pavement Interlayers:
Benefits and Best Practices | 3–4

Jeff Rasche, TenCate
Nicholas Reck, Tensar
Nilesh Surti, NCDOT
Tripp Bishop, American Paving Fabrics
Bill Leahy, National Highway
Maintenance Systems

Panel Advisors:
Mike Samuleoff, HUESKER Inc.
Mark Marienfeld, Propex

Exhibits Open / Reception | 4–5:30

Bonus—IFAI Expo Show

Floor Tour | 4:30–5:30

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