Title: Keeping on track with Geosynthetics – an introduction to Geosynthetic rail solutions?
Speakers: Peter Stevens (Terram Geosynthetics)
Thursday 23rd February 2021
Online lecture start: 6pm.
Event Link (Zoom): port-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89472687995…
Geosynthetic materials have been used within rail infrastructure for over 30 years to improve performance of the rail trackbed, associated earthworks and structures. With an ever increasing focus on value engineering and sustainability, geosynthetic materials can offer a wide range of solutions that help to conserve natural resources, improve performance and increase design life for rail projects.
This presentation will start with some definitions and an overview of the different types of geosynthetics and their functions. Then it will focus on the rail track bed construction showing some problems, how they can be solved and most important how they can be prevented. The presentation will cover some laboratory testing results and some case studies. At the end it will highlight the benefits of geosynthetics for rail applications.
About the Speaker:
Peter Stevens is currently Applications Development Manager for Terram Geosynthetics part of Berry Global. Peter is a Civil & Structural Engineer by training with over 20 years of postgraduate experience working within the UK construction industry generally in geotechnical & civil engineering related technical sales roles. Previous roles include freelance consultant, technical manager for Acheson & Glover, regional design engineer for Maccaferri, area civil engineer for Tensar International, contracts manager for Abbey Pynford and graduate engineer for Roger Bullivant. Specialist knowledge of geosynthetic materials particularly non-woven geotextiles, porous sustainable drainage solutions, reinforced soil structures, piling and specialist underpinning foundations. Particular interest in sustainable construction methods and solutions.
ICE Event Information: https://www.ice.org.uk/events/keeping-on-track-with-geosynthetics-webinar