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

August 1st, 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 […]

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IGS-NA news

October 1st, 2017

Since the Geotechnical Frontiers conference this past March in Orlando, Fla., the new board of directors at IGS North America (IGS-NA, or the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) has been working hard to provide its members, the geosynthetics community and the engineering community a greater awareness of what geosynthetic materials can provide […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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New Board of Directors for 2017–2019

April 1st, 2017

The mission of  the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS–NA) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials. As the learned society for geosynthetics in North America, our members are engineers, educators, manufacturers, regulators, and researchers, collectively dedicated to creating […]

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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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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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