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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 registration is now open

News | January 2, 2017 | By:

Registration for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is now open. Join us March 12-15 in Orlando, Fla., for this rare combination of IFAI’s biennial Geosynthetics conference and ASCE’s annual GeoCongress events. This special show brings more than 2,000 attendees together and only occurs every six years.

The initial schedule of events and the detailed technical session layout is now available online at

Technical sessions include:

Foundations and Ground Improvement

  • Application of Geofibers, Fiber Reinforced Plastic, and Discrete Geosynthetic Elements in Geotechnical Construction
  • Design and Analysis of Column
  • Supported Embankments
  • Ground Improvement
  • Load Distribution on Buried Structures
  • Pile, Shaft, and Pier Foundations

Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Alternative Final Covers: We have come a long way
  • Enhanced Bentonite Barrier Materials
  • Heat Generation and Accumulation at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Experiencing Elevated  Temperatures
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Geo-Engineering
  • New Coal Combustion Residual Rules
  • Reactive Geo-materials for Waste Containment and Contaminant Attenuation
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation: Innovations and Case Studies


  • Bridge/offshore Structure Scour
  • Seismic Parameter Characterization, Performance, and Mitigation
  • Sinkhole Detection, Characterization, and Engineering
  • Soil Liquefaction

Geosynthetic Properties/Performance

  • Advances in Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities: Materials, Design, Performance, and Sustainability
  • Geomembrane Applications and Design
  • Geosynthetics—Research, Modeling, and Practice
  • Geosynthetics in Foundation Applications
  • Geosynthetics Testing

Geotechnical Testing and Site Characterization

  • Behavior of Compacted Clays
  • Field Construction Monitoring, QA and QC
  • Site Investigation and Characterization
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling
  • Thermal and Hydraulic
  • Conduction Processes in Soils
  • Verification and Validation of Numerical and Constitutive Modeling Techniques
    for Soil Liquefaction

Nearshore and Offshore Engineering

  • Laboratory Testing of Offshore Sediments
  • Offshore Foundation Systems
  • Recent Advancements in Coastal Geotechnics

Other Geotechnical-Related Issues

  • Tunneling Methods, Modeling, and Effects
  • Unconventional Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering Practice

Remote Sensing

  • Fiber Optic and Remote Sensing in Geotechnical Engineering

Renewable Energy

  • Energy Geostructures and Thermo-active Geotechnical Systems

Slopes, Embankments, and Earth Retaining Structures

  • Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Retaining Walls
  • Other Wall Systems
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization

Transportation Materials and Pavements

  • Geotechnical Aspects of Transportation Systems
  • Probabilistic Modeling of Pavement Materials Variability
  • Roadway Materials, Monitoring, and Testing

Barbara Connett, Secretary-General
Geotechnical Frontiers 2017
651 225 6914
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