The North American Chapter of the
International Geosynthetics Society

IGS North America

The mission of IGS North America (The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials as the Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) for the United States of America and Canada. IGS North America will accomplish its mission through:

  • Organization of technical conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Advanced training of current users of geosynthetics.
  • Training future users of geosynthetics.
  • Training geosynthetic educators.
  • Promotion of geosynthetics as part of engineering curricula.
  • Targeting impactful new members.
  • Better communication with members.
  • Enhanced partnerships with associated organizations.

Recent News

IGS-NA Announce 2017 Photo Contest Winners

IGS-NA proudly announced the winners of its first ever photo contest during their General Assembly held at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017. The photo contest was open to all members of IGS North America and demonstrates geosynthetics in action. Tough Cell being used on a Road Base...
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Educate the Educators Participation Application

Educate The Educators A Geosynthetics Training Program for University Professors 4-5 December 2017, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Too many young engineers enter the field without state-of-the-art geotechnical knowledge because their formal schooling overlooks a...
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Membership

IGS-NA has two forms of membership: Individual and free Student membership. Both levels of membership provide extensive technical and networking benefits.
  • Access to industry networking including the IGS On-line directory
  • Discounts at all IGS-NA and IGS events
  • Complimentary access to two Journals, the IGS Proceedings Library and other technical documents
  • Discounts on Geosynthetics subscriptions (USA)
  • Electronic delivery of the IGS News
  • Eligibility to participate in IGS Committees and Technical Committees
  • Eligibility to apply for IGS Awards including the IGS Student Award
Much more…

Representing the Industry

IGS-NA not only provides a broad variety of direct benefits to our members we are advocates for geosynthetic technology throughout North America. IGS-NA and its members participate in a variety of organizations which influence, or are influenced by, geosynthetic products and technologies. Recent activities of this nature include participation in:
  • The Transportation Research Board
  • The ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics
  • The ISO Technical Committee 221 on Geosynthetics
  • The Geosynthetic Materials Association(GMA), Lobby Days
As well IGS-NA develops and hosts of a variety of short courses and workshops throughout each year.

Renew your Membership!

Fast and easy! RENEW your IGS-NA Individual Membership online with a credit card. Student Membership is free!

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