On October 27th, Boyd Ramsey lectured at The Ohio State University. This was as a portion of the Flexible Geomembrane Institute Short Course, the Geosynthetic Materials Association was a co-sponsor. Read more
In addition to the IGS Council meeting and other activities in Morocco, Boyd Ramsey gave a presentation on his most recent paper: Geomembrane selection: recommendations for today’s products. The conference was very successful with over 400 attendees and a fairly even split between international and local participants. Read more
For those interested in coal ash storage regulations, there is a new article from Geosynthetics magazine. Part one is available now and is linked here: http://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2017/08/01/part-1-the-regulation-of-ccr-in-the-united-states/
Boyd Ramsey lectured at GeoMiddleEast in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, July 15 to 19, 2017. Several sessions within GeoMiddleEast were held under the auspices of the IGS Read more
On April 27 and 28th, 2017 an Educate the Educators event was held in Manila, Philippines at the National Engineering Center on the University of the Philippines campus. I delivered three lectures; on geosynthetic barrier performance (2) and the IGS 50-minute lecture introducing geosynthetics to an undergraduate engineering class. Read more
The annual meeting of Boyd Ramsey Consulting LLC was held on February 28, 2017 in the Woodlands Texas. Read more
Another in the series of Educate the Educators programs will be held in the Philippines on April 27 and 28, 2017. Read more
Yours truly was recently mentioned in the most recent article of the IGS News.
One of three IGS regional conferences held in 2016, the GeoAmericas 2016 Conference in Miami Beach, Florida attracted over 1100 participants from all areas of the world, 80 exhibitors, along with several related association exhibits and meetings.
It is now possible to confirm the performance of a geosynthetic barrier system on a continuing “real-time” basis. While this is relatively new technology the performance has been very impressive. Cost are, of course, higher when installing continuous monitoring, but they are certainly very reasonable relative to the potential costs of spills and environmental contamination at more dangerous and critical sites (hazardous wastes, slurry and mobile liquid containments and sites with existing environmental issues).
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