Geosynthetics 101

15 Oct. 2020


Geosynthetics 101

Although engineering technologists may learn about geosynthetics through their work, they may not fully understand the breadth of the product and application range. This presentation will cover the key areas in geosynthetics and product types that are associated with them. It will also touch on some key design issues. Geosynthetics 101 will be a non-biased presentation of the various options and applications for these products. The presentation will help outline their importance and the value that they can provide.

Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020 (registration deadline Tuesday, 13 October 2020)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST
Format: Zoom webinar - login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1 2.
Cost: FREE

1 When registering for the webinar, please ensure you proceed to checkout to ensure you are fully registered. If you do not receive an order confirmation email (please check any junk or quarantined folders), please contact Alison Carter, Events Experience Coordinator

2 Non-ASET members wishing to register need to create an ASET web account to complete their registration.

About the Presenter

Adam Cavanaugh, B.Ed.

Adam Cavanaugh is a University of Alberta graduate with a bachelor of education degree in biology and chemistry. He holds a position with Nilex Inc., and serves as director for the Canadian division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Educating has always been an important part of his career, and seeking out technical industries has allowed him to grow across many areas. Cavanaugh was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He has two boys and a wife of 13 years.

Company Profile
Nilex is a leader in the geosynthetics industry, providing innovative solutions to support the unique challenges of civil, resource and environmental construction projects. Since 1977, Nilex's engineered, technically advanced geosynthetic materials have provided customers with smarter and cheaper proven alternatives to conventional construction practices.

Our smart, environmentally conscious solutions are used in road building, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) solutions for grade changes, erosion and sediment control, water management and containment. Using the proprietary Nilex ECO2 Calculator, we can calculate the dollar savings and carbon reductions achieved (versus traditional construction methods) by implementing Nilex's engineered geosynthetic materials in your project. In virtually everything we do, Nilex is able to provide our customers with three distinct and concurrent benefits: economic, technical and environmental. We call this Nilex's three-legged stool.

Nilex has offices throughout Canada, in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Toronto, as well as US offices in Denver and Salt Lake City. With over 40 years’ experience, a long-standing commitment to the environment and highly qualified staff, we deliver a broad range of products and technologies that lessen the environmental impact of a project, while providing an economic advantage to our clients.

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