11th International Conference: “Geosynthetic Materials for Sustainable Development”


On 16-21 September 2018, the 11th International Conference “Geosynthetic Materials for Sustainable Development” took place in South Korea (Seoul). The conference is held once in four years in different parts of the world (the previous one took place in Berlin). Representatives of 42 countries participated in the conference. 7 keynote lectures were delivered, 19 subsections were held and around 500 articles were published. Traditionally, a separate day of the conference was dedicated to training courses (on reinforcement of road pavements and on flexible geosynthetic grillages). During the conference special training lectures (which lasted around 1.5 hour) were delivered by world top experts. Specialities of the conference included subsections with poster presentations in the form of electronic presentation of posters on special screens as well as amicable football meeting of participants. At the same time, the exhibition was open where more than 100 companies from 25 countries participated. According to the statistics, it was the largest exhibition in comparison with the previous ones.

GC “MIAKOM” was the only Russian producer of geosynthetic materials which presented a report on consideration of initial data uncertainty in calculations of reinforced structures.

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