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Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture: Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details

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Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture:
Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details

George Koerner, Director, Geosynthetic Institute

With fantastic progress over the last thirty years, what concerns and opportunities still exist for the further development of geosynthetic aided systems in Civil Engineering applications? This paper discusses examples encompassing manufacturing and field installation of such developments, pointing out specifics elements that can reduce the probability of error. The paper will purposely stay away from design and testing issues, as they are perceived to be in relative good order. It will instead highlight several procedures and practices which are arguably in need of change so that we can reduce risk, maximize performance and continue to grow the industry world-wide.

BIO: Dr. George R. Koerner is Director of the Geosynthetic Institute. He is in charge of laboratory accreditation, certification, information and education at GSI. He also manages research projects and has published over 300 technical papers in his 34-year association with geosynthetics. George’s doctorate is from Drexel University in Geotechnical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.

To learn more: http://geotechnicalfrontiers.com/ and http://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/

Video Production by Magnus Media Group: http://www.magnusmediagroup.com/

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