Two for a Few with Dr. Laura Carbone and Elizabeth Peggs

During the 11ICG, Dr. Laura Carbone, Chair of the IGS Young Members Committee interviewed Elizabeth Peggs, the outgoing IGS Secretary (2010-2018) & retired Director of Geosynthetica (2000-2018).  

Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Italian Translation

The IGS is pleased to offer the Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development video in Italian.

Translating the Sustainability Video into every IGS Chapter’s official language has been an initiative of the IGS. To date, the Sustainability Video has been translated into German, Portuguese, French, Korean, and Chinese. If you and your chapter would like the Sustainability Video translated into your chapter’s official language, please contact the IGS Secretariat at IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.

Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Chinese Translation

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The IGS is pleased to offer the Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development video in Chinese.

Translating the Sustainability Video into every IGS Chapter’s official language has been an initiative of the IGS. To date, the Sustainability Video has been translated into German, Portuguese, French, and Korean. If you and your chapter would like the Sustainability Video translated into your chapter’s official language, please contact the IGS Secretariat at IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.

Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Korean Translation

The IGS is pleased to offer the Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development video in Korean.

Translating the Sustainability Video into every IGS Chapter’s official language has been an initiative of the IGS. To date, the Sustainability Video has been translated into German, Portuguese, and French. If you and your chapter would like the Sustainability Video translated into your chapter’s official language, please contact the IGS Secretariat at IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.

Geotextile Burst Strength Extreme Performance

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This video, courtesy of Karl Bester, is the demolition of a 14 story building in the inner city of Pretoria. The site has a higher education building on one side and a heritage church on the other. A NWNP geotextile was used extensively, both as shard capture at detonation points and to protect the university building but most impressively a short time before the blast a curtain of geotextile was raised by two mobile cranes to protect the adjacent church and its stained glass windows from damage. It took 3 seconds from first blast to total collapse into a mound of rubble – and the adjacent buildings suffered no damage. The blast curtain of geotextile retained rubble and spill, as evident at the toe of the curtain in particular. Watch the demolition.

https://youtu.be/XOQ34__CrTM

Geokunststoffe für eine nachhaltige Bauweisen

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Geosynthetics have the ability to contribute to sustainable development in a broad variety of civil and environmental applications. In this video the International Geosynthetics Society provides some insight as to how the geosynthetic products like geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geocells, drainage composites and other materials provide sustainability in civil, geotechnical and environmental projects.

The IGS is please to offer this Video in German.

Geossintéticos para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável

 

O novo vídeo produzido pela Comissão da Sociedade de Educação Internacional de Geossintéticos, faz a pergunta: “O que define a qualidade de vida”.

É uma questão está sendo respondida com uma chamada de soluções que sejam sustentáveis ​​e protejam o planeta terra e seus recursos limitados. Cada vez mais, as soluções de infraestruturas sustentáveis ​​estão utilizando geossintéticos de alta qualidade. Como o aumento da demanda de melhores condições de vida é impulsionada pela crescente população mundial, o consumo está superando a oferta de praticamente todos os recursos. O vídeo procura mostrar como geossintéticos são uma solução sustentável para a construção de projetos de infraestrutura civis, geotécnicos e ambientais.

A criação do vídeo foi liderada por Sam Allen, vice-presidente da TRI / Ambiental, Dr. Neil Dixon (UK Chapter) e Dr. Gary Fowmes (UK Capítulo), ambos da Universidade de Loughborough, com o apoio de um dos fundadores da IGS, Dr. JP Giroud, e a secretária da IGS Elizabeth Peggs. A versão beta estreou em 10 ICG em Berlim, e agora ele está disponível para o público no canal YouTube da IGS.

Assista ao vídeo para saber mais.

https://youtu.be/W_ZeasPyoGw

Dr. Robert Koerner presents results from a long-term geosynthetic aging and performance study

 
In April 2016 Dr. Robert Koerner of the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) presented results from a long-term geosynthetic aging and performance study. The lecture, “Lifetime Predictions of Exposed Geotextiles and Geomembranes,” was delivered as a keynote address at GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (Miami). Dr. Russell Jones, President of the International Geosynthetics Society, sat down with Dr. Koerner during the conference to discuss the beneficial impact of the study. Watch the video interview.

https://youtu.be/REhfrCn1JHs