The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has run a very successful engineering webinars program, offering free sessions with top-tier speakers. The series has drawn registrants from around the world on matters such as electrical leak location, changing design frameworks for MSE walls, and, as in the final webinar of 2021 from the group, ethics.
Engineer Boyd Ramsey, who has developed a well-regarded record of international project work in geosynthetics, shares his insight for the December 16, 12:00 pm CST / 1:00 pm EST session on Ethics in Geosynthetics.
ETHICS IN GEOSYNTHETICS
Ramsey asks, “Did you know the International Geosynthetics Society has an ethics policy that its members are responsible to adhere to? Have you read it? Do you know what it says?”
The interactive presentation, hosted by IGS North America and supported by TRI Environmental, presents information on ethics within the geosynthetic industry–including highlighting organization and company policies that are sometimes contradictory. Ethical behavior is discussed “in the eye of the beholder” and ethical questions (some with answers!) are discussed and investigated with and by the audience.
This is a presentation that Ramsey has delivered to various chapters of the IGS, updating it each time to account for changes in the field.
ABOUT THE DISCUSSION LEADER
Boyd Ramsey has been a leader within the geosynthetic, environmental containment and waste disposal industries for over 25 years. He has a long history as an employee of GSE Environmental LLC . He has been involved with the design and selection of containment systems at several of the world largest cities including New York City at the Fresh Kills facility, in Hong Kong, at the NENT facility and other regional landfills and hundreds of other municipal disposal sites in the United States and around the world. Additionally, he has been involved in hazardous waste disposal at sites in the USA such as the Savannah River Superfund site with the US Department of Energy and disposal facilities at the Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and other locations.