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).
Boyd Ramsey, who will open a new consultancy beginning in 2017 has developed a website as a modern promotional tool. A common part of individual websites is a blog or a “news” page. Well, I have successful avoided the temptation to create a blog… the world will have to wait, or not care, if I ate chicken or fish today, what my opinions about the latest human foolishness might be.
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