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Titan launches R & D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group

News | July 7, 2021 | By:

Titan is thrilled to continue its research partnership with McGill University’s Geo-Group in Montreal, Que., Canada, a group made up of graduates, researchers, technical and academic staff involved in geotechnical engineering research and teaching. Titan proudly supports this industry initiative through in-kind financial contributions, testing materials, and technical support from the company’s chief technology officer of geosynthetics, Sam Bhat. The Geo-Group’s current project funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC’s) Alliance funding (ALLRP) grant involves a three-year research project, in partnership with Titan, entitled “Improving the Performance of Ground-Supported Slabs Subject to Extreme Environmental Conditions by Using Rigid High-Resistance Fiberglass Geogrids.” The project will go on until 2024.

Pictured, (left) Mohamed Meguid, Ph.D., P.Eng, group leader of the Geo-Group of McGill University, Department of Civil Engineering; and (right) Sam Bhat M.Eng, MIGS vice president of global business development, chief technology officer of geosynthetics, Titan Environmental Containment/Titan Environmental USA

“I’m excited to collaborate with McGill University’s Geo-Group on this groundbreaking study,” Bhat says, “which aims to provide an alternative environmentally friendly design option by utilizing Titan’s advanced ConForce Grids to reduce maintenance costs and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to harsh environmental conditions and cold climates in Canada. This method is projected to result in long-term solutions with a significant reduction in carbon emissions.”

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