Update from IGS-NA

April 1st, 2021

by John Allen The IGS North America (IGS-NA) board is working diligently on diversity within its membership and representatives. The organization is expanding the number of liaisons to the board to include all the major North American technical societies that influence geosynthetics. IGS-NA provides the best vehicle for disseminating research on geosynthetics, as it connects […]

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IGS-NA cosponsors Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference

October 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) board is pleased to announce our cosponsorship of the virtual Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference, Nov. 15–18, 2020. This conference carries a strong geosynthetics short course and technical track focused on geosynthetic applications in mill tailings and mine waste. The Tailings and […]

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IGS-NA holds workshop at Geosynthetics Conference 2020

June 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) held a technical and social session at the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES in North Charleston, S.C. The chapter would like to express our sincere gratitude to our volunteers that made this session happen: Boyd Ramsey of Boyd Ramsey Consulting, Professor Michael Pluimer of the […]

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Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1st, 2020

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) had a productive 2019, and we are looking forward to several exciting activities in 2020. We held the third installment of Educate the Educators in December 2019 in La Jolla, Calif.  In addition, IGS-NA was a sponsoring organization of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, […]

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IGS-NA news: Educate the Educators 2019 a success

February 1st, 2020

By John McCartney The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) held another successful Educate the Educators (EtE) event at the University of California in San Diego (La Jolla), Dec. 9–10, 2019. EtE is designed to provide specialized, hands-on training and lecture materials to equip university instructors to offer effective geosynthetics content as […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1st, 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 […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1st, 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 […]

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GMA and IGS-NA to host webinar on leak detection sensitivity

April 5th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a webinar, “Leak Detection Sensitivity — What Does It Mean?” on April 16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The ASTM standardized methodologies detail leak detection sensitivity testing for the various electrical leak location (ELL) methods. The term “sensitivity testing” is misleading, since […]

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GMA/IGS North America to host webinar on geopipe

February 25th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America will sponsor a webinar “An Introduction to Geopipe,” on March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to students and industry professionals. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Pluimer, P.E., Ph.D., will open a series on applications, specifications and test methods associated with […]

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GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2nd, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadway stabilization works throughout the world. In this webinar, Dr. Jie Han will […]

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