The Week’s Programme
4 July 2018
Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand
There will be two workshops running parallel on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand.
Below is more information about each workshop.
When registering, ensure that you select the correct workshop.
Stability of Geosynthetic Lined Sites
Presented by Professor Timothy D. Stark
With increased requirements in South Africa for the lining of sites using geosynthetics in composite containment systems, environmental protection is increased while stability requires careful consideration. A number of stability failures have occurred in South Africa at geosynthetic lined sites as noted in the keynote address at Landfill 2017. The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), the local chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), brings you a one-day workshop on the stability of geosynthetic lined sites to be presented by Professor Timothy D. Stark, a world-renowned expert in this field.
The workshop is primarily aimed at the designers of sites with geosynthetic lining components, including landfills, tailings dams, ash management facilities and coal stockyards.
Fundamentals of Soil Reinforcement
Presented by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler will present fundamentals with regards to design and analysis of earth structures using geosynthetic reinforcements. This will cover topics such as embankments on soft soils or geosynthetic encased columns, as described in the “Recommendations for Design and Analyses of Earth Structures using Geosynthetic Reinforcements – EBGEO”, published by the German Geotechnical Society. The EBGEO is compatible with and based on the limit state design as described in the Eurocode.
The workshop starts with a fundamental consideration of how geosynthetic reinforcements work in the soil. This is shown for the different applications with geogrids. The following is an introduction to the EBGEO rules and regulations, which are also available in English. Various examples for typical applications will also be presented. The workshop will be rounded off by a presentation from Mr. Edoardo Zannoni, chair of the SABS TC98 SC06 WG2 in charge of revising the South African soil reinforcement code SANS 207, giving a South African perspective on the design and construction of soil reinforcement structures (SANS 8006 – Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills and SANS 54475 – Execution of special geotechnical works – reinforced fill) and highlight the upcoming SANS 207 as a national standard to address local issues which are not covered in international standards.
Who Should Attend?
Practitioners under the age of 35 working with geosynthetics, including authorities, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, installers and academics.
Registration fees include: Access to lectures as per selected registration type, workshop/course notes, name tag, tea / coffee breaks, and lunch. GIGSA is not VAT registered.
Accommodation and transport fees are not included in the registration fees.
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