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CSCE Oct. Nooner – Geosynthetics in Roads: The Basics & What’s New
October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-6
Join us for the second Nooner of the 2018-2019 season! Prof. Ian Fleming will be joining us to discuss geosynthetics for road applications, including the basics of selecting and designing with these materials and an overview of what’s new in this area as well.
Our Nooners include the buffet lunch at the Park Town and free parking (just register at the front desk).
Lunch starts at 12, with presentation to follow at ~12:30 pm.
We greatly appreciate all ticket orders made three days in advance of the Nooner (including for those using corporate sponsor vouchers), so we can let the venue know how many people we expect. Please take advantage of our early bird pricing, which we offer up until 2 days before the event!
The presentation will provide a brief overview of geosynthetic materials and terminology followed by a review of geosynthetic functions in roadway systems. Design methods for subgrade and base stabilisation will be summarised and there will be a brief look at some of the latest advances in geosynthetics materials and research.
A Brief Biography of the Speaker
Ian Fleming has been a geotechnical consultant and professor for almost 35 years. Since the mid-late 1980s he has taken a special interest in geosynthetics relating to a broad variety of topics including landfill & lagoon linings, erosion protection, soil reinforcement and temporary haul roads over muskeg. Since 2001, Ian has been a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan where he has taught a graduate course in geosynthetics and has equipped the geotechnical laboratories with a wide array of geosynthetics-related equipment. He has published a number of papers on various topics including unsaturated geotextiles, GCL’s and geomembrane interface shear. Current geosynthetics research interests include geomembrane protection and reinforcement of gravel pads and heavy haul roads over unsaturated clayey soils.