IGS-NA news

April 1st, 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 […]

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IGS–North America and GMA co-sponsor waste containment system design seminar

June 1st, 2016

The International Geosynthetics Society–North America chapter (IGS–North America, formerly NAGS) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) co-sponsored a day-and-a-half seminar March 22–23 in Syracuse, N.Y., that focused on the design of waste containment systems. The seminar drew more than 100 participants, including representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the New Jersey […]

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New name, GeoAmericas, panel members sought

April 1st, 2016

Name change proposed for NAGS In an effort to solidify efforts at providing leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research, the NAGS Board of Directors earlier this year proposed changes to its bylaws. The society’s bylaws were last revised in February 2001. Immediate past-president Bob Mackey served as editor of the new bylaws that were […]

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New initiatives to promote geosynthetics education in civil engineering curricula

February 1st, 2016

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) is currently helping to re-establish the “Educate the Educators” (EtE) program. With the support of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and sponsors such as the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS–NA developed a two-day event where experts in the geosynthetics field introduced 40 college professors to various geosynthetic materials and their […]

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GeoAmericas 2016, April 10–13, Miami Beach

January 29th, 2016

The mission of the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research. We are pleased to invite the world to GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The event takes place April 10–13 at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. Keynote lectures GeoAmericas will have […]

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Educating the Educators on Geosynthetics

October 1st, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if graduating civil engineering students knew much more about geosynthetics? Frankly, it would be nice if they at least knew the difference between a geotextile and a geomembrane, wouldn’t it? Often, they don’t have the opportunity to study geosynthetics as part of their undergraduate civil engineering program in most North America […]

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Report from the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS)

April 1st, 2015

By Bob Mackey ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics The ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics met in New Orleans, La., Jan. 28–30, 2015. There was significant progress within several of the D35 subcommittees as noted here: Subcommittee D35.03 on Permeability and Filtration The issue that generated a great deal of discussion at the January meeting of […]

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