IAGI Installation Awards Entries Solicited
Four years ago the IAGI Board set up the IAGI Installation Awards program. Excellent projects have been submitted the past two cycles and IAGI is looking forward to getting a wide range of projects. Only open to member installed projects, the awards help installers raise their profile on their vital role in engineering and construction. For waste management, mining, environmental protection and other applications, the experience and quality of geosynthetic installers has an enormous impact on whether designs are executed properly and installations begin their service lives in optimal condition.
The biennial IAGI Installation Awards program is soliciting entries for the Geotechnical Frontiers conference, March 12 -1 5, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Applicants must provide an application (see below), a description of the project and a minimum of 5 photos that tell the story of the installation.
IAGI honors those members who install extreme projects, innovative projects and specialized small projects.The following links will provide detailed information on this program.
The deadline for entry submission is 31 January 2017.
The winners of the awards will be announced during the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, FL. If you have questions about this program, contact Laurie Honnigford at email@example.com.
GSI Courses Offered
The Geosynthetic Research Institute holds online courses pertinent to the geosynthetics industry. The next classes coming up are:
GSI - W19 Wave (or Wrinkle) Management [For Proper Deployment of Geomembranes]
February 8, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time USA)
An intrinsic property of all exposed geomembranes is that they expand and contract depending upon the ambient temperature. During times of high temperature this is evidenced by the appearance of waves (also called wrinkles) in installed geomembranes before they are backfilled or otherwise covered. The thicker and stiffer the geomembrane, the more the phenomenon is evidenced. This webinar will show that such waves when backfilled will not disappear. Laboratory and field exhumations indicate that the waves squash forming creases in the subsequent installed material.GSI Members - $200.00 (USD)
Non GSI Members - $250 (USD)
WS-W20 - Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance
February 22, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time USA)
Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core (geonet or geospacer) with geotextiles bonded to one or both surfaces. Their in-plane flow capacity is equivalent to 300 mm (12 in.) of sand with permeability of 0.01 cm/sec or higher. The associated cost of these materials and their installation greatly favors this type of geosynthetics alternative on myriad application. For example, solid waste liner and cover applications, plaza decks and green roofs, retaining walls and slopes, tunnel linings, etc. all have successful history in this regard. Design considerations will be described and focus on flow rates and compressive behavior, both being standardized ASTM/ISO test methods.
IAGI Give Back Program
More than two years ago, the IAGI Board began discussing ways to give back to society. The IAGI Board members considered numerous ideas for a give back program.