Huge Global Response For Geo-Frontiers 2011

Roseville, MN — September 16, 2010 — The Industrial Fabrics Association International has
announced an extensive menu of programs, workshops and short courses for the largest gathering of
geotechnical professionals in North America. The conference will feature more than 90 technical
sessions, an historically-busy exhibit hall, and eight full-day short courses. The show management
has received a record response in abstracts submitted — 1,161 authors from 60 countries — for
this highly-attended trade show and conference.


Geosynthetic materials are gaining in worldwide recognition for their use in waste
containment, groundwater protection and other barrier applications. They have been prominently
featured in recent news surrounding the rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that
will require lining of coal ash containment sites. In addition, geosynthetics will be needed for
landfills holding contaminated oil boom from the BP oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf of
Mexico. Consumer awareness of geosythetics has grown with the popularity of greenways in cities,
green roofs and urban rain gardens. 

This growing interest in geosynthetic solutions in multiple sectors is what is causing the
record response to the upcoming

Geo-Frontiers 2011. It will cater to entry level and advanced attendees alike, who will have
the opportunity to earn professional development hours through an extensive selection of short
courses, technical paper sessions, plenary presentations, discussion panels.


Short Courses

Advanced Principles of Slope Stability Analysis

Augured Cast-In-Place (ACIP) Piles: Design, Construction, Load Test, and
Case    Studies

Design and Construction of Bottom Liner and Cover Systems

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil

Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Condition Assessment of Foundations  Geo-  

Application of Geophysics to Geotechnical Problems

Recent Trends in Ground Improvement

Geosynthetic Test Procedures and Material Specifications

Technical Tracks

Geootechnical Testing and Site Characterization

Soil/Rock Mechanics and Modeling

Foundations and Ground Improvement

Slopes, Embankments, and Earth Retaining Structures


Geoenvironmental Engineering

Geo-Hazards (Earthquakes, Landslides, Erosions, Others)

Transportation Materials and Pavements

Other Geotechnical-Related Issues

Featuring the GRI-24 annual conference

The GRI-24 Conference theme is “Enhancing Sustainability Using Geosynthetics and more than 20
presentations will cover a wide spectrum of new ideas including design and engineering strategies
and cost-saving geotechnical solutions. 

Geo-Frontiers 2011 is the largest marketing exhibition for geotechnical products and services
in North America. Exhibitors include manufacturers and service providers showcasing geotechnical
solutions and technologies and innovations. 

Posted on September 21, 2010

Press release courtesy of IFAI