The 9th China Geosynthetics Academic Conference was held in Wuhan China on 20th to 22th Sept. The conference was hosted by the China Technical Association of Geosynthetics (CTAG) and China Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society (CCIGS). It was undertaken by Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute of Changjiang Water Resource Commission, Tensar Geosynthetics China Ltd and some other companies. More than 300 delegates that are from universities, design institutes, research institutes and manufactures have attended the conference. Several famous professors from domestic universities, vice-president of IGS, Professor ChungsikYoo, Taiwan IGS president, Prof.Nanshan Zhou have given the different key reports on Geosynthetics applications, history, design and research etc. Mr. Michael Dobie was invited to give the report on the application of TriAx grid in ballast stabilization. It is a new technique in China although it is still in the research stage. Many delegates can benefit from that.
There has one day training course before the conference. More than 80 people attended. There are 5 different topics and Sindy He was invited to give the training on the topic of "Design methods of reinforced soil structure". It is the first time for CTAG and CCIGS to hold a training course during this conference and it is very welcome.
There is a small scale exhibition during the conference. Tensar China take this opportunity to promote Tensar technology among the delegates.