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Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 announces special sessions

January 15th, 2021 / By: / Events

A mix of lectures, paper presentations and panels 

Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021, Feb. 22–25, 2021, features 90-minute special sessions and includes a variety of lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions. Many of these sessions are organized by supporting organizations. View the following session names, speakers and moderators and click here to read the full descriptions. Register and secure your spot to experience these sessions in February. 

To register, visit https://geosyntheticsconference.com/register/.

Special Session Topics

High-Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRMs) (Organized by GSI)
George Koerner, GSI; Joel Sprague, TRI Environmental Inc.; Drew Loizeaux, Propex GeoSolutions

Constructing with Factory-Fabricated Geosynthetics, Part 1 (Organized by FGI)
Matthew Kemnitz, Leak Location Services Inc.; Ronald Frobel, R.K. Frobel & Associates Consulting Engineers; Ray Peebles, Cooley Group; Timothy Stark, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Myriam Acevedo and Juan Cortes, Filmtex S.A.S.

Constructing with Factory-Fabricated Geosynthetics, Part 2 (Organized by FGI)
Pat Elliott, Raven Engineered Films; Douglas Hilts, Hilts Consulting Group Inc.; Alex Gersch, Layfield Australia; Ron MacKenzie, Inland Tarp & Liner LLC; Timothy Stark, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Constructing with Factory-Fabricated Geosynthetics, Part 3 (Organized by FGI) 

Panel Discussion: Selecting and Specifying the Appropriate Geomembrane
Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Brian Fraser, Layfield Group Inc.; Patrick Elliott, Raven/CLI Construction Inc.; Douglas Hilts, Hilts Consulting Group Inc.; Joseph Troxell, TetraTech; Jonathan Shamrock, Tonkin + Taylor

Current Hot Topics in ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics (Organized by ASTM)
Subcommittee chairs for ASTM International’s Committee D35

Geosynthetic-Reinforced Bridge Abutments, Part 1: Research Outcomes
Amr Morsy, Ph.D., Loughborough University; Burak Tanyu, Ph.D., George Mason University; Fitsum Gebremariam, Ph.D., Arup; Panpan Shen, Ph.D.; Tongji University and Jie Han, Ph.D, University of Kansas

Geosynthetic-Reinforced Bridge Abutments, Part 2: Recommendations
Jorge G. Zornberg, Ph.D., University of Texas; Jennifer Nicks and Daniel Alzamora, FHWA; Dov Leshchinsky, ADAMA Engineering; Barry Christopher, Christopher Consultants; Jie Han, Ph.D., University of Kansas; Burak Tanyu, Ph.D., George Mason University

Importance of Drainage, and Role of Geosynthetics, in MSE Structure Load-Carrying Performance (Organized by AMSE)
Details coming soon

TRAINING LECTURE: Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Foundations
Robert D. Holtz, II, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE