Brazil Geoengineering Experitse at GeoAmericas 2016 in MiamiTencate GeotubesThe 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) convenes in Miami, Florida April 10 – 13 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. This is the first time the event will be held in the United States. Brazilian geoengineering solutions are strongly represented at the event.
Brazil-based geosynthetics manufacturers and consulting engineers will be a significant part of the proceedings, including:
ABC Tecnologias, BGTECH, COMEP Indústria e Comércio Ltda., Engepol Geossintéticos Ltda., Geo Soluções, HUESKER, IGV Engenharia, Maccaferri do Brasil Ltda., MacService Serviços de Engenharia, NeoPlastic, Nortene Plásticos Ltda., Ober S/A, Roma Geosynthetics, TDM Brasil
Research, academic institutions, and industry organizations include:

Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, UENF – ‘Darcy Ribeiro’ State University of Northern Rio de Janeiro, PUC – RIO, UFRJ / COPPE / PEC, Universidade de Brasilia, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade de São Paulo

(NOTE: Many of these companies and institutions have contributed stories on geoengineering solutions to Geosynthetica’s Portuguese-language, Brazil market publication:


GeoAmericas 2016 presentations from Brazil-based experts include:

  • The Application of Geocells in Latin America – Fernando Lavoie, Ober S/A
  • Experimental Study of the Mechanical Behavior of a Clayey Soil with the Insertion of Fine Crushed Polyethylene Terephthalate – Nathalia Louzada, PUC-Rio
  • Use of Geosynthetics in Building Green Roofs: Analysis of Water Holding Capacity – Thiago Louzada, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Bearing Capacity of Helical Anchors Embbeded in Sand Reinforced with Geosynthetics – Charles Chaves, UFRN
  • Numerical Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls under Working Stress Conditions – Seyedhamed Mirmoradi, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Non-conventional Road Design for Heavy Traffic Load in Soft Soils – André Silva, Huesker
  • Procedures to Model Assemblies Made of Geotubes Using Plaxis – Thayza Teixeira, Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG)
  • Evaluation of Geomembranes Degradation Aged in the Laboratory and Exposure to Weathering –Leandro Santos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Effects of Soil Confinement and Elevated Temperature in Tensile Behavior of Geosynthetics – Fagner Franca, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Woven Geotextile Nonconventional Creep Test Performed with Static Puncture Test Geosynthetic – José Luiz Dias Filho, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense
  • Performance of 23m-High Wall with Polyester Geogrids and Terramesh System Facing through the Monitoring of Deformations – Emerson Ananias, MacService Serviços de Engenharia Ltda.
  • Design of a Calculation Methodology and Numerical Simulations Applied in Bearing Capacity Improvement of Geocell-Reinforced Soils – Jose Orlando Avesani Neto, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Study of Flow through Mechanical Damages in PVC Geomembranes under High Hydraulic Heads – Lucia Isabel Davila Cardona, Universidade de Brasilia

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GeoAmericas 2016