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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 plenaries designed to inform

September 12th, 2018 / By: / Events, Industry News, Resources

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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