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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 plenaries designed to inform

Events, News | September 12, 2018 | By:

The geotechnical industry is complex, from constant roadway stabilization efforts to catastrophic hurricane recovery. Join your peers for four plenaries at Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, each presented in a selective format by topic experts, best suited to highlight hard-hitting challenges.

Monday, February 11, 8–9:45 a.m.

Topic: Hurricane Harvey Response and Mitigation
Moderator: Robert Gilbert, P.E., Ph.D, D.GE, University of Texas at Austin
Panelists: William Boone, Public Assistance Branch Chief, FEMA; Anne Cabrera, Deputy Director for Post Disaster Programs, TetraTech; Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., Director, Houston Public Works
Format: Panel Discussion

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Topic: Geosynthetics Protect Our Road Assets
Presenter: Mark Marienfeld, P.E., President, Treadmark
Format: Luncheon Lecture

Tuesday, February 12, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Topic: Base Stabilization Using Geosynthetics to Confront TxDOT’s Roadway Challenges
Presenters: Jorge Zornberg, Ph.D, P.E., F.ASCE, Professor, University of Texas at Austin and Mike Arellano P.E., Director of Operations, TxDOT
Format: Lecture

Wednesday, February 13, 8–9 a.m.

Special Event: Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture
Presenter: Barry Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., Geotechnical Engineering Consultant, Christopher Consultants
Format: Award Presentation and Lecture

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