The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations.
Learning objectives of the webinar
Participants will become familiar with the classification methodology for this enormous group of products used under the general term of erosion control and mitigation. The status of testing will be described and illustrated for both index and performance testing. Full-scale field acceptance evaluation will be mentioned. Lastly, design for the two quite different scenarios, slopes versus channel/ditches will be illustrated with numeric examples. Recently approved product specifications for turf reinforcement mats and geocells will be presented along with testing details. Conclusions and recommendations will be offered accordingly.
1. Understand the wide range of available products
2. Learn how to classify them in logical categories
3. Learn how they can and do provide erosion control
4. Learn the different types of available tests
5. Understand the different large-scale performance tests
6. Learn available design methods for slopes versus channels/ditches
Public and private owners of housing, industrial, recreational and related projects in terrain where slopes are natural or constructed; consultants and designers in the private sector; regulators and agency personnel at the federal, state and local levels; geosynthetic manufacturers and their representatives; geotechnical and geosynthetic testing organization personnel; contractors and installers of erosion control systems; academic and research groups; and others desiring technically-related information on this important aspect of our constructed environment.
Specific Topics Covered
1. Concerns, Mechanisms and Products
2. Test Plots in Cincinnati
3. Large-Scale Laboratory Tests
4. Full-Scale Field Test Sites
5. Design Guidance
6. Summary and Recommendations
Webinars cost $200.00 for GSI and GMA members, and $250.00 for nonmembers. Successful completion of a multiple-choice test after the webinar carries 1.5 professional development hours (PDH).
For more information or to register, visit the GSI webinar webpage.