GeoAcademy Gives Brazil a Geosynthetics E-Learning Platform

GeoAcademy Gives Brazil a Geosynthetics E-Learning Platform
Geo Soluções team members demonstrate the Geo Academy platform during Cobramseg 2016 in Brazil.

GeoAcademy Gives Brazil a Geosynthetics E-Learning Platform
Victor Pimentel, Geo Soluções CEO.

By Bruno Pedroni and Chris Kelsey – During one of the largest geotechnical engineering conferences in South America—Cobramseg 2016—Geo Soluções announced a geosynthetics e-learning platform. The digital resource, which is a joint venture with globally operating Strata Systems, provides a broad range of technical content from geosynthetics applications.
GeoAcademy ( is a free, open-access product aimed at rapid, wide dissemination of geosynthetic engineering information.
“GeoAcademy has been born from the intention of developing the geosynthetic market through modern and effective solutions,” says explains Victor Pimentel , CEO of Geo Soluções. “[Its objective is] solving the challenges of civil and geotechnical engineering by making access to knowledge about these applications more democratic.”
Nearly 300 lessons have been provided, with a variety of text and video presentation options. The already robust content is expected to expand quickly. The flexibility of the system will allow it to be developed for other world markets too.
Early topics in the GeoAcademy system include:

  • Geosynthetics in Reinforced Walls
  • Hydraulic Works
  • Construction on Soft Soils
  • Erosion Control
  • Geocells in Engineering Works
  • And many more

The independent modules of the e-learning platform can be followed sequentially or not by the user, and the level of knowledge needed can be adjusted. User categories include undergraduate students, professionals with some knowledge about geosynthetics, and professionals who just want an update on a subject.
Furthermore, any company, professional, or academic can collaborate with GeoAcademy in the creation of documents and videos. A committee will be responsible for managing the content of the platform to assess its relevance and suitability to the tool.


GeoAcademy represents another important e-learning platform step for the geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering communities. It joins tools such as the high-level presentations on and the monthly webinars offered by the Geosynthetic Institute.
With the new, Portuguese-language education from GeoAcademy, one of the most intriguing emerging markets in geosynthetics gets a highly accessible resource.
“We believe this new platform will have a major impact on the geosynthetics market,” says Pimentel, “expanding and developing it much faster than it has in recent years. ”
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The e-learning platform is also supported by free, downloaded apps via Android and Apple mobile devices.
Bruno Pedroni, editor of the Brazilian market-dedicated, reported on this development from Cobramseg 2016 in October. In addition to publishing news and articles in Portuguese, Geosynthetica offers marketing services (e.g., translation) and advertising opportunities in Brazil. Contact us today for more information.