July Webinar: The Effect of External Parameters and GCL Structure on GCL Hyrdration

When:          Wednesday 22 July

Time:            3.00pm AEST

Duration:     1 hr


The performance of a GCL as a single liner or as part of a Composite Liner depends on GCL hydration and degrees of saturation.

Following the success of our first webinar in this Barriers Series, The Effect of Subgrade Conditions on GCL Hydration, this second webinar will focus on The Effect of Other Parameters on GCL hydration and performance, such as:

– Confining stress
– GCL placement
– Temperature
– GCL structure, etc.

In addition, this webinar will provide the latest updates and research findings including design considerations and latest discussion from International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical workshop 2020 on barriers in Barcelona.

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AMIR SHAHKOLAHI | Technical Manager Australia -New Zealand | GLOBAL SYNTHETICS 

Amir has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering . As a designer, project manager and researcher, he has been involved in Geosynthetic industry over the last 15 years and has more than 40 publications on geosynthetics.  He is now the Vice-Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland chapter, member of the International Geosynthetic Society Technical Committees for reinforcement (TC-R), Stabilisation (TC-S), and Barriers (TC-B), board member of the QLD Landfill Working Group, Board member of the Waste Management & Resource Recovery of Australia (MMRRA) – QLD, member of the ASTM Technical Committee for Geosynthetics D35.04. He is also an Industry Board member of the Australian Pavement Research Hub, member of the Standards Australia Technical Committee CE/032-Reinforced fill structures working group, guest lecturer at Sunshine Coast University and University of Wollongong, and the industry supervisor and advisor for several geosynthetic research projects in Australia and overseas.

KENT P. VON MAUBEUGE , Director of Corporate Identity & Communications, Senior Product Manager GCL , NAUE GmbH & Co. KG 
Kent von Maubeuge studied civil engineering and also obtained his Master of Science degree. For more than 25 years, he has been an active member of  various associations, such as DIN, CEN and ISO. He is also a member of ASTM International and is especially involved as chairman (D35.04) in standards for GCLs. He also serves as Chairman for CEN TC189/WG6 Barriers and the Technical Committee IGS Barrier Systems. He has chaired both ASTM past workshops on GCLs as well as the recent ASTM symposium on multi-component GCLs in the States (in 2012) and last two IGS workshops on barriers (2018 and 2020). He is also geosynthetic lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Kent has published and presented many international papers on geosynthetics and has contributed to numerous conferences as chairman throughout the world and is invited to deliver the “2nd Robert Koerner Distinguished Lecture”, during the GeoMEast 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. He is recently awarded the ASTM Award of Merit, the standards body’s highest honor and the ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to standards development, for your 25+ years of contributions to standards development and committee leadership at ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics.

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