GeoMEast 2019 regular registration deadline is August 30

August 26, 2019

The regular registration deadline for GeoMEast 2019, the Middle East’s largest geotechnical, geosynthetics, infrastructure and construction congress, is August 30. The conference and exhibition will be held at the Historic Cairo Marriott Hotel, Nov. 10–14, 2019, in Egypt. GeoMEast 2019 is a source for lectures, presentations, workshops and short courses exploring geotechnical, geosynthetics, geological, and …

ACEC 2019 fall conference sets sights on the Windy City

August 23, 2019

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) will hold the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference, the engineering industry’s largest business conference, October 13–16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.   More than 1,000 engineering industry leaders from throughout the U.S. and the world routinely attend the annual fall conference, which also never fails to present to attendees …

FGI course addresses emerging topics in geosynthetics in Bogota, Colombia

August 22, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a one-day short course at the Sheraton Bogota Hotel in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 12, 2019. The short course was offered in collaboration with Filmtex, a geomembrane manufacturing company headquartered in Bogota, and the Colombian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). …

FGI to host webinar on temporary landfill covers

August 21, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Temporary Landfill Covers: Design and Construction,” on Sept. 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will focus primarily on prefabricated landfill covers and associated ballast systems. More specifically, it will provide a brief introduction into the geomembrane fabrication and installation processes, typical applications …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics and major applications

August 16, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “A Brief Overview of Geosynthetics and Their Major Applications,” on Sept. 11, 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. Geosynthetic materials presently represent an $8 billion worldwide …

EuroGeo 7 abstract deadline approaches

August 15, 2019

The abstract deadline for EuroGeo 7 is Aug. 30, 2019. The conference and trade show will be held at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 6–9, 2020. Abstracts must focus on one or more of the following topics: ·         Agricultural Applications ·         Coastal Protection ·         Direct and Life-Cycle Cost Savings ·         …

IGS to host workshops on stabilization and hydraulics in Prague

August 9, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will sponsor two workshops, “The Stabilization Function of Geosynthetics” and “Relationship between Testing and Design for Hydraulic Functions,” Nov. 10–13, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic. IGS invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals everywhere to participate in its next set of high-level technical workshops. Organized by the IGS Technical Committee on …

GSI to host webinar on sand drains, wick drains and sand columns

July 30, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Sand Drains-to-Wick Drains-to-Sand Columns,” on Aug. 14, 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. This webinar begins with Terzaghi’s consolidation work (extended by Barron) leading directly to …

GEOWEB 3D system is focus of webinar

July 29, 2019

Layfield Geosynthetics and Presto Geosystems will host a free webinar, “Basics of Road Design Using Innovative Engineered Technologies,” on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MDT. Roadway surfaces built over weak subgrades can degrade due to base deterioration that causes deflections, rutting and cracking in the surface layer. The GEOWEB 3D soil confinement …

FGI offers PDH credit for webinars

July 18, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that provides engineers with one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 13 webinars in its online library and is offering an additional four live webinars this year: CCR Regulations …