GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., is positioned as the first face-to-face geosynthetics event of 2021 in the U.S. With a theme of “Geotechnical Innovations, Renewed Connections,” GeoNashville will reunite industry friends and colleagues. This 1.5-day, all-plenary event offers 6 professional development hours (PDH) of education focused on innovations and the future of geosynthetic materials with a series of agency reports, product updates and the 2021 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award Lecture presented by Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE. Attendees will have ample time to network and visit with exhibitors between sessions and during Thursday’s Networking Reception.
More details and registration information are available at www.GeosyntheticsConference.com.
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
9–10 am Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with Geosynthetics
Silas C. Nichols, P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer—Geotechnical, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
10–11 am Open Networking
11 am–12:30 pm Koerner Award Luncheon and Lecture: Geosynthetic-Reinforced
Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Professor, University of Kansas
12:30–1:30 pm Open Networking
1:30–2:30 pm Full Sale Testing of Geosynthetics in Airport Pavements
Jeffrey Gagnon, Manager, Airport Pavement Research and Development Section, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2:30–4 pm Panel Discussion: Innovative Technology Spotlight
Panel members include representatives from AGRU America, BASELOK by Industrial Fabrics Inc., Solmax, TenCate Geosynthetics and Tensar Corp.
4–5 pm Networking Reception
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
9–10 am Geosynthetics in Military and Environmental Infrastructure Applications
Jeb Tingle, P.E., Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
10–11 am Open Networking
11 am–noon Panel Discussion: The Future of Geosynthetics
Panelists: Jeffrey Gagnon, Manager, Airport Pavement Research and Development Section, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Bryan Gee, GMA Chair; Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Professor, University of Kansas; Silas C. Nichols, P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer—Geotechnical, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Steve Thaxton, GMA Vice Chair; Jeb Tingle, P.E., Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Schedule subject to change.
The geosynthetics proceedings and video archive
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