February 2021

Designing and Constructing with Geosynthetics

Hosted by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Status: Registration is now closed.
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM–12:40 PM: Introduction to geosynthetics, applications, and limitations
12:40 PM–12:45 PM: Break
12:45 PM–1:30 PM: Breakout sessions with subject matter experts on:
• Soil Reinforcement (e.g., Roads and MSE walls) 
• Containment Systems (e.g., Ponds, Landfills and Tailings Storage Facilities) 
• Erosion and Stormwater Management (various applications) 
1:30 PM–2:00 PM: Summary of Breakout Rooms, Q&A, and Closing
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Prabeen Joshi
Engineering Business Manager (BC/Yukon)

Glenn Eckert
Engineering Business Manager (Alberta)

Justin Gouthreau
Engineering Business Manager (Central and Eastern Canada)

Amy Woods
Technical Product Manager, Erosion Control and Stormwater Management

Dave Mueller
Technical Product Manager, Soil Reinforcement

Rohit Sati
Technical Product Manager, Containment

Greg Parent
Business Manager, Construction
Credit: 2 Informal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $19.05 + GST = $20.00

Non-Member Price: $19.05 + GST = $20.00

Student Member Price: $19.05 + GST = $20.00
Contact: For more information about this event, please email Prabeen Joshi.
This webinar will discuss the different types of geosynthetics, fundamental working principles, selection guides, design, and construction considerations.

Geosynthetics have been used in geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications for several decades and are becoming ever more common in various engineering applications. With the increased use of geosynthetics, there has also been a rise in the number of reported issues of subpar performance. In almost all cases, the performance issues related to the geosynthetics have been predominantly attributed to failure in the selection of appropriate material, inadequate design considerations, lack of understanding of the limitation of geosynthetics, and/or poor construction QA/QC.

Most engineering professionals do not work with geosynthetics on a regular basis, which makes it difficult for them to stay up to date with the advancement in polymer science and geosynthetics. This may sometimes put individuals in a challenging position in selecting proper material for their next design/construction projects. It is particularly challenging for both young and experienced professionals that have not been introduced to geosynthetics during their formal/informal education or training, and/or lack recent experience with it.

This webinar is aimed to fill some of those gaps and provide insights from the Layfield Group professionals that are continuously involved in Research and development, design support, manufacture, supply, construct, and service with geosynthetics.

Layfield shows its presence in Canada, USA, South America, Asia, and Australia.

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