Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute […]

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George Koerner to deliver Koerner lecture at Geo-Carolinas

September 26th, 2017

Dr. George Koerner will deliver the second lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at the Inaugural Geo-Carolinas Conference, hosted by the Geo-Carolinas Chapter of the Geo-Institute. The conference will take place October 9 and 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Koerner’s lecture, titled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” focuses on “discussing […]

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Recap of the 2017 Geotechnical Frontiers conference

June 1st, 2017

More than 2,100 attendees and some 200 exhibitors flocked to the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Florida, March 12–15, 2017, for the jointly sponsored Geotechnical Frontiers conference. A major event in the geosynthetics world, the once-every-six-years conference unites the Geosynthetics Conference of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and its division, the Geosynthetics Materials Association […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 call for abstracts is now open

December 16th, 2015

This call for abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting technical paper program at the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show March 12–15, 2017, in Orlando. The deadline for submitting 200- to 300-word abstracts is March 8, 2016. Please examine the current list of proposed sessions and general topics. All submissions […]

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ASCE’s Geo-Institute names Brad Keelor new staff director

December 1st, 2015

The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers announced in its November 2015 issue of the G-I E-Update the appointment of Brad Keelor as its new staff director. Keelor comes to ASCE from the British Embassy, where he was a senior science and innovation policy advisor from 2008–2015. His role there was to facilitate […]

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