Title: Are you specifying and using the correct separation geotextiles?
Speakers: Ian Fraser
Thursday 28th January 2021
Online lecture start: 6pm.
The new British Standard ‘BS8661 Geotextiles – Guidance for specification for basic separation and filtration functions’ will be discussed. This will include details of the origins of the standard, the drivers for its publication and its objectives. The standard provides a mechanism for the selection of appropriate geotextiles based on project information including, for example, ground conditions. There will be step by step guidance for designers looking to use the standard to select and specify materials allowing them to make simple but informed choices. Guidance will also be given for those who need to check the acceptability of proposed products for a project against a specification. This standard effectively replaces the old ‘Clause 609’ specification and has the support of Highways England and the Environment Agency.
About the Speaker:
Ian is currently Technical Director with TCS Geotechnics and Treasurer/Officer of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). He is a geotechnical engineer with over 30 years of experience in geotechnical consultancy, specialist geotechnical contracting and geosynthetics system design, supply and construction. Ian has accumulated extensive experience of the geosynthetics industry via senior roles with some of its key players. He is active in the promotion and regulation of geosynthetics and associated geotechnical systems via his involvement with a range of industry organisations and committees including the BSI, CEN, ISO and the IGS.