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Technical and Social Program

October 3 - 5, 2018. Hotel Santiago, Chile

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

08:00-18:00 Conference and Course Registration, Foyer

SHORT COURSE

08:30-17:30 Design and Applications of Geosynthetics in Dams
Luis Paredes, Geotechnical Leader, Stantec, Chile.

Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Liquid containment systems
Session 3: Design procedures
Session 4: Filtration detection and monitoring

17:30-18:00 Authors and Session Chair Coordination Meeting, Ballroom A & B

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 04
Grand Ballroom
Inaugural Ceremony
09:00
Words of Welcome
  • Carlos Barahona, Geosynthetics 2018 Executive Director, General Manager, Gecamin, Chile
  • Gabriel Troncoso, Chair, ICOLD Chile, Reservoirs and Tailings Leader, Stantec, Chile
  • Luis Paredes, Geosynthetics 2018 Program Chair, Geotechnical Leader, Stantec, Chile
09:15
Opening Address: Estado del arte del uso de geosintéticos en obras viales Renán Fuentes, Subdirector de Desarrollo (s), Dirección Nacional de Vialidad, Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Gobierno de Chile
10:00 - 10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer.
Grand Ballroom
Session 1: Plenary lectures
Chair: Luis Paredes, Geotechnical Leader, Stantec, Chile
10:50
(SPA) Aplicaciones de materiales geosintéticos en SQM Nueva Victoria Miguel García, Director de Investigación Pilas, Nueva Victoria, SQM Industrial, Chile
11:35
(SPA) Diagnóstico corporativo del negocio hidrometalúrgico Miguel Meza, Director de Procesos Corporativos, Codelco, Chile
12:20-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace.
Grand Ballroom
Session 2: Modeling, design, quality control and quality assurance
Chair: Bladimir Santacruz, BSQC, Chile
14:00
(SPA) The use of geotextile tube for copper slurry dewatering Jimmy Yeh, Peter Huang and Rock Liao, ACE Geosynthetics, Taiwan
14:20
(SPA) Geocell protective layer for steep-sloped dump closure in typhoon alley

David Romo, Jake Russell and Monte Christie, Geo-Logic Associates, USA

14:40
(SPA) Servicios bajo condiciones adversas: aseguramiento y control de calidad en instalación de geosintéticos en México

Rodrigo García y José Francisco Rojas, SGS SIGA, Chile

15:00
(ENG) Cost benefit calculation when considering geotextile polymer type selection

Mikael Moller, Fibertex, Denmark; Gerard Dirks, Fibertex, South Africa 

15:20
(SPA) El rol del diseñador en problemáticas relacionadas con el uso de geomembranas en minería: lecciones aprendidas Claudio Román, Pablo Galdeano y Carlos Vargas, Ausenco, Chile
15:40
(SPA) Soldadoras de geomembranas con visor de parámetros de soldadura: registro online y GPS Gastón Arenas, Vorwerk, Chile
16:00-16:40 Coffee Break. Foyer.
Grand Ballroom
Session 3: Environmental benefits, sustainability and landfills
Chair: Pascual Perazzo, Carpi Tech, Panama
16:40
(ENG) Interest of a geocomposite solution for the leachate drainage in an island context

Pierre Beirnaert, RYB Composites, France; and Bastien Lac, RYB Composites, Mexico

17:00
(ENG) The city of Calgary’s early experiences with use of fiberglass grids for asphalt pavement rehabilitation

Sam Bhat and Jimmy Thomas, Titan Environmental Containment, Canada; and Venkat Lakkavali, Pavement Engineering Office, City of Calgary, Canada

17:20
(SPA) Bituminous geomembrane (BGM) for capping solid waste

Emilio Escobar, Axter, Chile; and Bertrand Breul, Axter, France

17:40
(ENG) Innovative approach to landfill gas collection and control

Jorge Reyes, Cobal, Chile; Pascal Saunier, AFITEX-Texel, Canada; Eric Steinhauser, Head & Associates, Canada

18:00
(SPA) In-situ separation of GCL panels beneath exposed geomembranes

Fernando Castillo, Thrace-Eurobent, Chile

18:20-20:00 Networking Cocktail. Foyer.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 05
Grand Ballroom
Session 4: Plenary lectures
Chair: Gabriel Troncoso, Chair, ICOLD, Chile
08:20
Daily program updates
08:30
(SPA) Synthetic membranes for construction of new embankment dams

Dr. Marco Bacchelli, Vice President and Sales Manager, Carpi Tech, Switzerland

09:00
(SPA) Uso de geosintéticos en obras marítimas: caso playa artificial El Salitre Claudio Hernández, Asesor Ingeniería Marítimo Portuarias, Aguas Consultores, Chile
09:30
(SPA) Planta demostrativa compacta de tratamiento de agua con tecnología de adsorción Guillermo Saavedra, Presidente, Federación Nacional de Cooperativas de Servicios Sanitarios, Chile
10:00-10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer.
Grand Ballroom
Session 5: Mining, roadworks, maritimes, coastals and channels
Chair: Fernando Castillo, Thrace-Eurobent, Chile
10:50
(SPA) Use of bituminous geomembrane (BGM) for tailings ponds in a large range of temperatures

Emilio Escobar, Axter, Chile; and Bertrand Breul, Axter, France

11:10
(SPA) Aspectos relevantes en diseño y construcción con geosintéticos en pilas de lixiviación

Andrés León, Anddes, Chile

11:30
(ENG) Geosynthetic container bags used in coastal and riverine protection, harbor engineering and mining applications

Mikael Moller, Fibertex, Denmark; Gerard Dirks and Michael Hean, Fibertex, South Africa

 

11:50
(ENG) Case study: the use of geosynthetics for the rehabilitation of an old pit mine in Abitibi, Canada

Marina Villarroel, Jean-François Bélanger, Carl Charpentier and Thierry Jacquelin, Alphard, Canada

12:10
(SPA) Geocompuestos para revestimiento de canales

Adolpho Meldau and Afonso Moretti, Cipatex, Brazil

12:30
(SPA) Geosintéticos aplicados en refuerzo de pretiles de tranques de relaves: influencia en la estabilidad del pretil y beneficios constructivos Jasna Zúñiga y Carlos  Carmi, Stantec, Chile
12:50-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace
Grand Ballroom
Session 6: Plenary lectures
Chair: Andrés León, General Manager, Anddes, Chile
14:00
(SPA) Comportamiento de un muro TEM de geotextil durante más de una década de monitoreo Miguel Ángel Jaramillo, Jefe Disciplina Civil y Geotecnia, Enel, Chile
14:45
(SPA) Uso de geosintéticos en el desarrollo hidrometalúrgico de Radomiro Tomic

Marcelo Droguett, Jefe de Proyectos, División Radomiro Tomic, Codelco, Chile

Grand Ballroom
15:30-15:40 Closing Ceremony
15:30

Conference balance and final comments

Carlos Barahona, Geosynthetics 2018 Executive Director, General Manager, Gecamin, Chile

Luis Paredes, Geosynthetics 2018 Program Chair, Geotechnical Leader, Stantec, Chile