About the Technical Committee on Barrier Systems
The Technical Committee on Barrier Systems (TC-B) is dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geosynthetic barrier systems and associated technologies. This committee promotes the knowledge, technology, research findings, design, and construction methodologies related to geosynthetic barrier applications, such as guarding against seepage loss, preventing infiltration, improving the flow of fluids, protecting groundwater, and isolating contaminated soils in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.
The TC-B has tasked members to compile newly written leaflets on specific barrier related topics. These include; Landfill, mining, groundwater protection, hydraulic engineering, wastewater, agriculture/aquaculture, oil and gas and coal ash. Once the leaflets are compiled it is the intention to generate a voiceover PowerPoint presentation on each of the geosynthetic barrier applications.
The TC-B is also in the planning stages to produce a short educational video on geosynthetic barrier applications.
- Workshop in Barcelona, Spain – January 2020.
- Read about the GeoBarrier Workshop Munich, Germany, 6 – 7 June 2018
The TC-B is in the early stages of planning a follow-up discussion workshop in 2022. Topics for this workshop have yet to be decided.
Important note: In the past, all TC-B members were contacted by the IGS to fill out the new membership form, which included General Data Protection Regulation consents. Members who have not returned completed forms are encouraged to do so.
The TC-B accepts applications from paid IGS individual members and representatives from corporate IGS members. Contact us and a membership application form will be sent to you.
Please contact us if you have any issues, ideas or suggestions.
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