IGS-NA Supports Infrastructure Summit in Texas

IGS North America at GeoU 2023

IGS North America will support a new infrastructure summit to be held in conjunction with GeoU 2023. The GeoU event series co-locates two-day, in-person short courses and significant professional networking among practitioners whose work involves geosynthetics.

GeoU 2023 will be held November 7 – 10 in Austin, Texas and feature two landfill-focused courses and one multi-topic course on transportation engineering, stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control.

The IGS North America-supported panel discussion—the Central Texas Infrastructure Summit—will be a standalone two-hour panel discussion followed by a reception that connects summit attendees with the incoming attendees for the November 8 and 9 short courses.

What: GeoU 2023
Where: Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel
When: 7 – 10 November 2023

IGS North America members can save 10% on registrations with the code IGSNA during checkout. (NOTE: Short course registration includes the November 7 summit and reception.)

November 7 Panelists

Introduction & Context
Sam Allen (TRI Environmental, IGS North America Member & IGS President)

The third engineering requirement: sustainability
Dr. Jorge Zornberg, PE (Univ of Texas – Austin, IGS North America Member & IGS Past President)

Implications for existing and future transportation needs
Mike Arellano (TxDOT)

Central Texas water needs and current challenges
Dr. Jay Banner (Univ of Texas – Austin)

The United Kingdom experience with mandating sustainable infrastructure
David Shercliffe (ABG Geosynthetics [UK])

Panel Discussion

Reception follows on site.

GeoU 2023 Schedule

November 7

3:00 – 5:00 pm, Central Texas Infrastructure Summit (Panel discussion)
5:00 – 7:00 pm, Sustainable Infrastructure Reception

November 8

8:00 – 5:00 pm, QA/QC of Geosynthetic Installation and GCL/CCL (Day 1)
8:00 – 5:00 pm, State of Practice for the Design & Construction of Containment Liner Systems (Day 1)
8:00 – 5:00 pm, Economically & Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Development: Best-Practice Construction (Day 1)
5:30 – 9:00 pm, Technical Tour (TRI Environmental) + Texas BBQ Bash

November 9

8:00 – 5:00 pm, QA/QC of Geosynthetic Installation and GCL/CCL (Day 2)
8:00 – 5:00 pm, State of Practice for the Design & Construction of Containment Liner Systems (Day 2)
8:00 – 5:00 pm, Economically & Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Development: Best-Practice Construction (Day 2)
5:00 – 6:00 pm, Happy Hour

November 10

8:00 am – 12:00 pm, GCI-ICP Exams
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Marketing in the Geosynthetics Industry

Learn more at www.geo-u.com

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IGS-NA’s Isola Leads Geosynthetics Program at SME

The MINEXCHANGE annual conference from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is one of the most influential mining conferences and trade shows in the world. MINEXCHANGE 2024 will be held in Phoenix, Arizona 25 – 28 February 2024—and IGS North America Treasurer Marco Isola (WSP) is chairing the geosynthetics session.
He invites all IGS North America members and their colleagues active in mining and geosynthetics to submit an abstract to the program.
Abstracts due: 11 August 2023.
Papers are not mandatory. Presentation-only abstracts are welcomed.

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