Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways.
Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastructure sectors.
GeoAmericas 2016 presents the best in drainage and filtration response with geosynthetics for long-term, economical performance in construction and engineering. This 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics has attracted participants from 43 countries. Organizers have created a strong drainage and filtration track, all sessions of which will be held on April 11 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida.
The Loews is the venue for all GeoAmericas 2016 activities, April 10 – 13.


11 April 2016
10:30am – 12:00pm
Chair: Sam Allen
Co-Chair: Pietro Rimoldi
NRCS Long-Term Durability Study of Geosynthetics in Earth Dams – Benjamin Doerge, USDA-NRCS, USA
A Decision Support System for Embankment Dam Restoration using Geosynthetics – Antony Balan Thadicaran, Independent Consultant, India
Experimental Tests for a Proper Technical Advancement and a Correct Design of Drainage Systems for Landfills Capping – Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA, Italy
Integrated Geosynthetic with Wicking Capability for Roadway Construction over a Marsh – Santino Piccoli, Tencate, USA
Evolution of the Drainage Systems in Perú through the Use of Drainage Geocomposite – César Torres, Maccaferri de Perú, Peru

11 April 2016

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Chair: Eric Blond
Co-Chair: Aigen Zhao
The Use of Geosynthetic Filters within Railway Applications – Innovative Solutions to Traditional Problems – Brian Whitaker, Avintiv, USA
Investigation of the Performance of Geocomposites for Tunnel Drains and the Effect on Tunnel Lining Stability – Bumjoo Kim, Dongguk University, South Korea
Interpretation of Engineering Performance of Geotextile Fabric Form with Filter Design Pattern – Han-Yong Jeon, Inha University, South Korea
Modelling Leachate Collection System Design Options for a Canadian Landfill – R. Kerry Rowe, Queen’s University, Canada
Laboratory Set-up for Measuring Interface Transmissivity between GCL and GMB – Ahmed Abdel Razek, Queen’s University, Canada

11 April 2016

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Chair: John Henderson
Co-Chair: Anurag Shah
Long-Term Behavior of Woven and Nonwoven Geotextile Filters – Nicola Moraci, Department DICEAM – Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Design of the Drainage System for Reinforced Walls and Slopes – Pietro Rimoldi, OFFICINE MACCAFERRI SPA, Italy
Review of Leachate Collection System Design Options for a Canadian Landfill – Fabiano Gondim, Dillon Consulting Limited, Canada
Triplanar Drainage Geocomposite as a Complement/Replacement of Free-Draining Base Aggregate Layer – Leonardo Gomez, Geosistemas Pavco, Colombia
Successful Experience of the Use of Drainage Geocomposite in the Low Jungle of Peru – Alfredo Mansen, Engineering National University, Peru
GeoAmericas 2016