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June Webinar: Geogrid Reinforced Rails Tracks



When:          Wednesday 17th June

Time:            3.30pm AEST

Duration:     1 hr

DESCRIPTION: 

This webinar will review and present the latest results of large scale tests, full scale field trials as well as long term monitoring on geogrid reinforced ballast/ subballast layers in Australia and across the world. It also provides a full understanding of geogrid reinforcement mechanisms and performance parameters to stabilise the ballast and/or subballast, specially on soft subgrades, based on a wide range of test results on different geogrids. 

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SPEAKER BIOS: 

3152392.jpg AMIR SHAHKOLAHI- TECHNICAL MANAGER AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – GLOBAL SYNTHETICS

Amir has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil 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. Amir is now the Technical Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Global Synthetics.

Amir was a Board member of the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (ACIGS) for last 4 years. He is now the Vice-Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland chapter, member of the International Geosynthetic Society Technical Committees for reinforcement and Stabilisation, member of the ASTM Technical Committee for Geosynthetics-D35. 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.

3139443.jpg JORG KLOMPMAKER – BBG GEOSYNTHETICS CONSULTANT- GERMANY

Jorg is a German qualified civil engineer specializing in geosynthetic reinforced soil structures, pavement engineering and waste management design issues. Since 1996 Jörg has worked with the German geosynthetic manufacturer Lückenhaus Technical Textiles, where he was involved in the development of geosynthetic use in soil and asphalt reinforcement applications, mainly in North America and Asia.

In the year 2000 Jörg was employed by the German geosynthetic consultancy BBG Bauberatung Geokunststoffe (daughter company of geosynthetic manufacturer NAUE) where he worked as Senior Technical Consultant engaged in Road and Railway Engineering, Reinforced Earth Structures as well as Landfill and Hydraulic Engineering.  Since 2005 Jörg works as the responsible product manager for NAUE’s Stabilisation and Reinforcement product range Secugrid® & Combigrid®.

Jörg is a member of a number of Technical Committees that include Technical Committee 210 – Dams and Embankments, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE), Working Committee AK 6.4 “Landfill Technology” – German Association for Geotechnics (DGGT), Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S), International Geosynthetic Society (IGS)Jörg has either written or co-authored some 90 technical publications that have been presented at technical conferences and seminars throughout the world.



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