The first Mozambican Short Course on Geosynthetics
MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE, JULY 21 2011: 08:00-12:00
Held in conjunction with the 15th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering at Amphitheater of the Engineering Laboratory (Av. Mozambique, km 1.5, Maputo, Mozambique)
Jorge G. Zornberg, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
President, International Geosynthetics Society
Organized by: IGS
Under the Auspices of: GIGSA, ISSMGE, and SMG Geotecnia
Sponsored by: GSE, Huesker, and Maccaferri Southern Africa
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is pleased to offer this free First Mozambican Short Course on Geosynthetics. The short course is organized under the auspices of the South African Chapter of the IGS (GIGSA), the Mozambican Geotechnical Society (SMG), and the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The short course will be offered immediately after the 15th African Regional Conference (15ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
Emphasis will be on applications using geosynthetics that are expected to be particularly relevant for Mozambican and African projects. Educational material is expected to be provided to conference attendees.
7:30 am – 8:00 am Arrival and registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Types of Geosynthetics
9:00 am – 9:30 am Functions of Geosynthetics. Properties of Geosynthetics
9:30 am – 9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45 am – 10:15 am Properties of Geosynthetics
10:15 am – 11:00 am Geosynthetics in the Design of Environmental and Hydraulic Projects
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Discussion Forum and Luncheon Function
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Geosynthetics in Retaining Walls
12:00 noon – 1:30pm Geosynthetics in Pavements