The North American Chapter of the
International Geosynthetics Society
December 15, 2016

Event Details


Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

Attend this conference and connect with more than 2,000 geotechnical professionals representing all facets of the geotechnical and geosynthetics disciplines during Geotechnical Frontiers 2017. Immerse yourself in a sea of knowledge through a full schedule of short courses, workshops, training lectures, plenary sessions, technical papers, and panel discussions presented by experts from the geotechnical, geoenvironmental and geosynthetic disciplines. Walk the show floor to see the latest developments in products and services offered by the industry’s top companies and organizations. Plan for plenty of opportunities to network and socialize.

One day of short courses will be followed by three full days of technical sessions, panel discussions and training lectures highlights include:

Special Sessions

Panel Discussions

Bio-Geotechnical Stabilization of Slopes
Moderator: Donald Gray, University of Michigan and Ming Xiao, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Challenges and Opportunities: Coal ash & wastewater from energy generation
Moderator: Milind Khire and John Daniels, UNC Charlotte

Design Responsibility for Mechanically Stabilized Earth
Moderator: John Sankey and Robert Lozano, The Reinforced Earth Company

Education and Promotion of New Technologies [more info]
Moderator: Robert Mackey, S2L, Inc.

How to Design your Containment System for Zero Leakage by including Geoelectric Integrity Tests
Moderator: Tim Bauters, Golder Associates, Inc.

In Situ Modification of Soil Properties using Biological Mechanisms
Moderator: Brina Montoya, North Carolina State University; Matt Evans, Oregon State
Committee Sponsorship: Soil Properties & Modeling

Training Lectures

Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Foundations
Instructor: Robert Holtz University of Washington

Real-time Performance Monitoring for Excavations
Instructor: W. Allen Marr, GeoComp

The trade show and all of events and education will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, convenient to airports, hotels and major attractions.

Visit the conference web site for more information on registration, schedule and exhibits.

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