Developing the next generation of geosynthetic design standards
Tuesday 13th September 2022
Lecture starts: 18.00 (UK Time)
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In 2012, the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 221 resolved to develop international design standards for geosynthetics. Working Group 6, Design Using Geosynthetics, was created, convened by Derek Smith.
Ten years later, the preparation of a series of ten Technical Reports (TR18228-1 to TR18228-10) is nearing completion, with six of them already published.
This presentation will explain the objectives of this project, the development process, the challenges experienced and pick up on some of the key points that the Technical Reports have delivered. It will also explore what might happen next.
About the Speaker
Derek Smith has been a geotechnical engineer for more than 35 years. He is Regional Director with Coffey Geotechnics Limited in their Reading office and has been with Coffey for 27 years.
Derek’s first experiences with geosynthetics were in the early 1990’s, working with landfill lining systems and reinforced soil structures. Since then, he has served as a committee member and Chair of the IGS UK Chapter, was Chair of the highly successful EuroGeo4 conference held in Edinburgh in 2008 and has been Convener of ISO TC221 WG6 since December 2012.