$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16, 2019

Global geosynthetics research, education and training could receive an incredible uplift thanks to a new fundraising body. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals and businesses to make one-off …

McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1, 2019

IGS North America (IGS-NA) welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board voted to add Kate Patterson of Klohn Crippen Berger as a co-opted board member. Patterson is a civil and water resources engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and brings a new perspective to the board of directors on geosynthetics in …

McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1, 2019

By John McCartney I am excited to start my two-year term as the president of IGS North America. I am joined by an active and engaged set of board members, including John Allen (president-elect), Ranjiv Gupta (treasurer), Ben Leshchinsky (secretary and vice president), Kate Patterson (vice president), Bruno Herlin (vice president), Tim Stark (vice president), John …

Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16, 2018

The public voting period for the inaugural Young Members Committee of the IGS Photo Competition is open. After a fantastic response from members all over the world, an independent judging panel have shortlisted eight finalists. Public voting will now decide the winner. Please vote for your favorite photos at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCWT8Q. Voting closes on August 31.

IGS releases new edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’

August 9, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the “Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.” The objective of this document is to be a generic guide and aid to those writing geosynthetic specifications. The guide will provide information that is useful to those who use specifications, buyers of geosynthetics and installers. The …

IGS-NA focuses on the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, service award and webinars

August 1, 2018

In this edition of the IGS-NA News column, the board of directors gives a special thank-you to John Allen for putting together a strong list of speakers for our educational webinars this year. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics Conference 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) supports the next edition of the long-running …

IGS-NA news

April 1, 2018

The following are highlights of the many initiatives of IGS-NA over the last few months. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is proud to support the Geosynthetics 2019 conference, which is organized by the Geosynthetic Materials Association, to be held Feb. 10–13, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis …

Bathurst elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

February 1, 2018

Former IGS-NA president (1997–99) and geosynthetics pioneer Dr. Richard J. Bathurst of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honor a scholar can achieve …

IGS-NA celebrating its 30th year in 2018

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018. Formerly known as the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), our chapter of the IGS was established on Feb. 3, 1988. IGS-NA’s mission is to support the development of geosynthetic technologies through education, communication and networking.

IGS-NA webinars

IGS-NA established a webinar program in November 2017. This program is designed to address a wide range of technical topics and audiences. Some of the webinars will be instructional and aimed at advancing the use of geosynthetics by the engineering community at large. Other webinars will be aimed at member audiences addressing topics interesting to …