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NorGeoSpec Technical Seminar 2016

The 2016 Technical Seminar was held in Trondheim Norway. This time the seminar consisted of two sessions. Session one dealt with topics regarding news of the NorGeoSpec system. Session two was organized together with the Norwegian IGS chapter (INTERNATIONAL GEOSYNTHETICS SOCIETY) and dealt with topics regarding "Reinforcement of road pavements in Nordic Countries." About 60 participants from 13 countries joined the meeting

Presentations can be found here:

 

NorGeoSpec-Technical Seminar 2016

We have pleasure in inviting you to the NorGeoSpec-Technical Seminar 2016 in June this year.
The 2016 Technical Seminar is being held in Trondheim Norway. This time the seminar consists of two sessions. Session one deals with topics regarding news of the NorGeoSpec system. Session two will be organize together with the Norwegian IGS chapter (INTERNATIONAL GEOSYNTHETICS SOCIETY) and deals with topics regarding "Reinforcement of road pavements in Nordic Countries."

The Invitation can be found here.

 

Soil stabilisation seminar: Finish Geotechnical Society

The Finnish Geotechnical Society, Ground Improvement Committee arrange the soil stabilization seminar at Aalto University every year. This year the seminar was on 27th of August, with about 81 participants from public authorities, consultants and contractors.
The program included 12 presentations on topics of which 2 presentations from participants outside Finland. Arnstein Watn, Watnconsult AS made a presentation entitled "Geosynthetics Applications and Geosynthetic Certification" prepared by him and Christian Recker, Senior Project Manager in SINTEF. The presentation gave an overview of functions and applications of geosynthetics with a number of project examples from the Nordic countries. The NorGeoSpec system was presented with the certification requirements and experiences from the introduction in 2002 up to 2015. The NorGeoSpec system is now implemented in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Estonia and is also used in other countries.

The presentation was very well received and it was concluded that the NorGeoSpec system was an important tool to ensure the quality delivered on the market. It was also emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Nordic countries to develop common requirements for the use of geosynthetics also in other areas than currently covered by NorGeoSpec.

Presentation can be found here.

 

NorGeoSpec Technical Seminar 2014

At beginning of 2014 Estonia became member of the NorGeoSpec-System and due to this, the periodic Technical Seminar took place in Tallinn in May.
About 100 participants from 13 countries joined the meeting. Some of them addressed topics about the implementation of NorGeoSpec-System to National Guidelines and a number of companies reported on special case studies. The program was accompanied by a small exhibition of Geosynthetics.

All presentations can be found here:

 

NorGeoSpec-Technical Seminar 2014

We have pleasure in inviting you to the NorGeoSpec-Technical Seminar 2014 in May this year. In addition to Norway, Finland and Sweden, we are delighted to welcome Estonia as a new member of the NorGeoSpec system. To celebrate this, the 2014 Technical Seminar is being held at the University of Applied Sciences TKK in Tallinn.

Download the programm.

 

NorGeoSpec at the Norwegian Geotechnical Conference in Oslo

The NorGeoSpec system was presented at the Norwegian Geotechnical Conference this autumn in Oslo, being one of the major events for geotechnical engineers in Norway.

 

In its function as the NorGeoSpec Certification Body, SINTEF organises seminars every two years to inform manufacturers, distributors, laboratories and transport administrations about the current system, any new additions or amendments, and future developments.

These seminars take place in the countries participating in NorGeoSpec on a rotation basis, and provide a forum for the different participants to meet and to exchange information, experiences and views, and for evaluation and discussion.