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ASCE Buffalo April Meeting

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New Generation of Reinforcement Geosynthetics

Speakers:John C. Folts, PE of TenCate

Presentaion Overview:

Reinforcement geosynthetics have shown to be useful, cost effective construction materials for many decades. More recent research and development has generated a new wave of reinforcement geosynthetic projects with a great array of applications. Improved technology for geosythetics with optimized shapes, sizes, and weights create improved performance for filtration, drainage, confinement, reinforcement, etc. Case histories from across the United States are provided to show the application of this new generation of reinforcement geosynthetics and their potential uses on future projects.

1 PDH Pending

Speaker Bio:

John Folts is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of NY and has over 24 years of experience in the Geotechnical Engineering industry. He is currently a Region 1 Governor with ASCE and a past president of the Mohawk-Hudson section. John has held positions as a consulting Civil Engineer, designing and inspecting retaining walls and roadways, as well as being a Regional Engineer for Keystone Retaining Wall Systems. Currently John is employed by TenCate Geosynthetics, a soil reinforcement manufacturing company where his main focus is on educating engineers and contractors on the proper uses of geogrids and high strength geotextiles. John will share both his hands on and personal industry knowledge while educating attendees on the proper product selection and installation methods.

5:30-6:00PM Registration
6:00-6:15PM Opening Remarks and Introduction
6:15-7:45PM Dinner and Presentation


Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Student: $15.00