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Technical and Social Program

October 18 - 20, 2017. Hotel Santiago (formerly Grand Hyatt), Chile 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

08:30-17:30 Short Course: Design of Geosynthetics Applied to Mining, given by Luis Paredes, General Manager, Jera Consultores, Chile. Course in Spanish only, no English interpretation. Only for participants registered in Geosynthetics 2017.

16:00-19:00 Registration, Foyer

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
Ballroom A & B
Inauguration Ceremony
19:00
Words of Welcome

Bárbara Alcayaga, Conference and Publications Manager, Gecamin, Chile

Fernando Castillo, Representative from IGS Chile, General Manager Latin America, Thrace Group, Chile

Augusto Alza, Past-presidente from IGS Peru, Member of the World Council of the International Geosynthetics Society, Technical Manager, TDM Group, Peru

Luis Paredes, Geosynthetics 2017 Program Chair, General Manager, Jera Consultores, Chile

Opening Address

Use of geosynthetics in the Santa Marta landfill

Richard Oyarce, Landfill Operations Manager, Consorcio Santa Marta, Chile

20:00 - 21:30 Welcome Reception. Foyer
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Ballroom A & B
Plenary Session 1
Chair: Silverio Prota, General Manager, Anddes, Argentina
08:20
Daily program updates
08:30
(SPA) Use of geosynthetics in mining operations: environmental benefits and lessons learned Martín Colil, Sustainability and External Affairs Director, Codelco, Chile
09:15
(SPA) Use of geosynthetics in landfills and normative aspects to be improved Arturo Arias, Engineering and Environmental Deputy Manager, KDM, Chile
10:00 - 10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of Solmax
Ballroom A
Session 1: Heap leaching
Chair: Augusto Alza, TDM Group, Peru
10:50
(SPA) Uso de geocompuesto como protección a la geomembrana en un pad de lixiviación con taludes muy empinados Juan Soplin, Ronny Vidal y Marsy Sánchez, Anddes, Perú
11:10
(SPA) Geomembranas para panelizar Carlos Bone, Membrantec, Chile
11:30
(SPA) A bituminous geomembrane for leach pad construction

Emilio Escobar and Joan Lazaro, Axter, Spain; Bernard Breul, Axter, France

11:50
(SPA) Sistemas de contención de líquidos aplicados a minería e infraestructura: revisión de procedimientos de diseño y geosintéticos

Myriam Acevedo y Orlando Peña, Filmtex, Colombia

12:10
(SPA) Utilización de geomembranas de PVC en la minería

Adolpho Meldau y Afonso Moretti, Cipatex Group, Brasil

Ballroom B
Session 2: Transportation
Chair: Sergio Vaccaro, EMIN, Chile
10:50
(SPA) Pavimento articulado de hormigón con geoceldas utilizado para altas cargas de tránsito: experiencia en Chile

Susana Achurra, Felipe Halles y Simón Arriaza, ALTAVIA, Chile; Gabriel García, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

11:10
(ENG) Nonwovens CPF liners provide for durable concrete structures Mikael Moeller, Fibertex Nonwovens, Denmark
11:30
(SPA) Geocompuesto en ampliación de calzada para evitar el reflejo de fisuras de juntas de base en recapeo asfáltico

Héctor Delbono, Enrique Fensel y Gerardo Botasso, Centro de Investigaciones Viales, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina; David Pisano, FAMEIM, Argentina

11:50
(SPA) Parámetros relevantes de los geotextiles, funciones y aplicaciones: normativa europea y española Javier Aguilar, Geotexan, España
12:10
(SPA) Protección de residencial Casuarinas con muro de suelo reforzado Néstor Sifuentes, Evelyn Arteaga, Pavco-Amster, Perú
12:30-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace.
Ballroom A
Session 3: Landfills and sustainability
Chair: Richard Oyarce, Consorcio Santa Marta, Chile
14:00
(ENG) Statement on the long-term flow rate of tubular drainage geocomposites to landfill leachate

Pascal Saunier and Stephan Fourmont, Afitex-Texel, Canada; Eric Steinhauser, Sanborn, Head & Associates, USA

14:20
(ENG) Efficiency and designing aspects of geotextile tubes for sludge dewatering in water treatment plants Livia Avancini and Delma Vidal, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
14:40
(SPA) Anclajes en suelos hincados por percusión y su uso en cierre de depósitos de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos (RSU)

Helena Flor, Anclabau, Ecuador; Frank Milchuk y Rory Knutsen, Platipus, USA

15:00
(ENG) Use of geosynthetics in capping systems of landfills and contaminated sites

Daniele Cazzuffi, Stefano Filippini and Riccardo Mozzi, CESI, Italy; Domenico Gioffré, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

15:20
(SPA) Defensa ribereña con geoestructura Néstor Sifuentes, Evelyn Arteaga, Pavco-Amster, Perú
Ballroom B
Session 4: Tailings
Chair: Tim Gardner, Anglo American, Chile
14:00
(SPA) Evaluación de la estabilidad de muros de arena de relaves con inclusión de liner basal para el control de filtraciones Juan Pablo Alarcón, Julio Tejo and Gonzalo Jara, Golder Associates, Chile
14:20
(SPA) Innovative leak location technologies for large and complex tailing dams

Silverio Prota, Anddes, Argentina; Chris Baldyga, HGI Hydrogeophysics, USA; Johann Meléndez, Anddes, Peru

14:40
(ENG) Stability analysis of a gold tailings dam lined with HDPE geomembrane

Ana Halabi, Karla Pimentel and Maria Gardoni, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Soraya Sampaio, Dam Projetos de Engenharia, Brazil

15:00
(SPA) Geonets and geogrids for tailings storage facilities Aigen Zhao, AGZ International, USA; Angel Conde, Tensar International, USA; Giselle Vega, GSE Environmental, USA
15:20
(SPA) Determinación de la resistencia en la interfaz entre geosintéticos y materiales usados en muros de depósitos de relaves Gonzalo Jara, Julio Tejo and Juan Pablo Alarcón, Golder Associates, Chile
15:40-16:20 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of Solmax
Ballroom A
Session 5: Lab testing and monitoring
Chair: Liza Castellanos, Filmtex, Colombia
16:20
(SPA) Conductive backed geomembranes for leak location surveys Dominic Berube, Solmax, Chile; Doyin Adesokan, Solmax, Canada
16:40
(SPA) Leaks per hectare detected for liners placed on different countries and facilities Silverio Prota, Anddes, Argentina; Chris Baldyga, HGI Hydrogeophysics, USA
17:00
(ENG) Maximizing the effectiveness of electrical leak location for covered geomembranes Julio Ferreira, TRI Environmental, Brazil; Abigail Gilson-Beck, TRI Environmental, USA
17:20
(SPA) Las pruebas de arco en geomembranas, además de una buena Instalación, ¿es lo que faltaba para lograr “cero fugas“? Eduardo Bone, SENSOR, Chile; Vladimir Nosko, SENSOR, Eslovaquia
Ballroom B
Session 6: World history cases and innovation
Chair: Javier Calderón, Cetco, Chile
16:20
(SPA) Verificación permanente de la integridad del revestimiento impermeable y técnicas avanzadas para la instalación de geomembranas conductivas Sergio Vaccaro, EMIN, Chile; Mauricio Ossa, GSE Environmental, USA
16:40
(ENG) Tendoned geocell systems protect geomembranes for tailings, landfill covers and basin containment José George and Bryan Wedin, Presto Geosystems, USA
17:00
(SPA) Back to the first large rockfill dam with an upstream Geomembrane Sealing System (Ospedale, 1979)

Jean Pierre Gourc, University Grenoble Alpes, France; Bernard Breul, Axter, France; Joan Lazaro, Axter, Spain; Emilio Escobar, Axter, Chile

17:20
(ENG) Panama Canal expansion: lining of the water basins for the new locks with PVC exposed geomembrane system Norma Rodríguez, MAPEI, Colombia; Maurizio Leotta and Hartmut Claussen, MAPEI, Italy
17:40
(ENG) Railroad subgrade stabilization using biaxial geogrid-geotextile composite: a case study Sam Bhat and Jimmy Thomas, Titan Environmental Containment, Canada
18:00-19:30 Networking Cocktail. Foyer.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Ballroom A & B
Plenary Session 2
Chair: Alejandro Palma, General Manager, Ausenco, Chile
08:20
Daily program updates
08:30
(ENG) Limit state design framework: geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures Dov Leshchinsky, Professor and Consultant, University of Delaware; ADAMA Engineering, USA

09:15
(SPA) Geosynthetics and environmental protection in Chile: 4 decades of development Luis Paredes, General Manager, Jera Consultores, Chile
10:00-10:50 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of Propex
Ballroom A
Session 7: Barriers and containment
Chair: Myriam Acevedo, Filmtex, Colombia
10:50
(SPA) Ventajas de la membrana flexible (EPDM) para impermeabilización de reservorios de agua y biodigestores Tarcisio Noguera, Firestone Building Products, USA
11:10
(SPA) Sistema de captación de agua de lluvia para abastecimiento en una comunidad indígena Erick Cervantes, Sandra Vázquez, Irleth Segura, María Hernández y José García, Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, Mexico
11:30
(ENG) A new geomembrane for chlorinated water containment Mike da Silva, Andrew Mills and Brian Fraser, Layfield, Canada; David Beaumier, SAGEOS, Canada
11:50
(ENG) Use of BGM in hydraulic construction: dams and reservoirs

Bernard Breul, Axter, France; Joan Lazaro, Axter, Spain; Emilio Escobar, Axter, Chile

Ballroom B
Session 8: Barriers and sustainability
Session Sponsor: Gripple

Chair: Fernando Castillo, Thrace Group, Chile
10:50
(ENG) Containment and dewatering of mine tailings with geotextile tubes at a silver mine in San Luiz Potosi, Mexico Nicolás Ruiz, TenCate Geosynthetics, Colombia; Tom Stephens, TenCate Geosynthetics, USA; Ángel Díaz, Geomembranas y Geosintéticos, Mexico
11:10
(ENG) Coal ash disposition facility by using geotextile tubes Matheus Müller and Delma Vidal, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica; Daniel Fernández and Eduardo Guanaes, Huesker, Brazil
11:30
(ENG) Slope reinforcement and soil retention with anchors Michael Jotzke, Gripple, USA
11:50
(SPA) Bituminous geomembrane to reduce water losses in canals Joan Lazaro, Axter, Spain; Emilio Escobar, Axter, Chile; Bernard Breul, Axter, France
12:10-14:00 Lunch. Poolside Terrace.
Ballroom A
Session 9: Retaining walls and slopes
Chair: Dov Leshchinsky, University of Delaware, USA
14:00
(ENG) Embankment construction on very soft sub ground by means of the self-regulation membrane foundation Fernando Ruiz, Huesker, Brazil; Oliver Detert, Huesker, Germany
14:20
(SPA) Aplicaciones del Sistema Multicomponente de Confinamiento GeoCelular en la minería Jesús Cardozo, ANDEX, Perú
14:40
(SPA) Performance of a geogrid reinforced soil wall for a bridge abutment in Concepción during the 2010 Chile earthquake Alejandro Méndez and Pablo Carrillo, EMIN, Chile; Maribell González, SECPLAN, Chile; Felipe Villalobos, Universidad Católica de Concepción, Chile
15:00
(ENG) Analysis of mutual dependence and connectivity of reduction factor on long-term performance and durability of geogrids Han-Yong Jeon, Inha University, Korea
15:20
(SPA) Estabilidad de sistemas de barrera con geomallas Fernando Ruiz and Daniel Fernández, Huesker, Brazil
Ballroom B
Session 10: Erosion and coastal engineering
Chair: Felipe Maldonado, Emaresa, Chile
14:00
(ENG) A modular approach for dune protection and shoreline stabilization in East Hampton, NY Nicolás Ruiz, TenCate Geosynthetics, Colombia; Christopher Timpson, TenCate Geosynthetics, USA
14:20
(ENG) Ultraviolet design considerations for stabilizing slopes with high performance turf reinforcement mat systems Randy Thompson, Propex, USA
14:40
(SPA) Coastal erosion control using vinyl sheet piling in Maullín, Chile Matt Hasseler and Brendan Sheppard, Crane Materials International, USA
15:00
(SPA) Geobags para la protección de la socavación en las esclusas de Gatún: Canal de Panamá Nicolás Ruiz, TenCate Geosynthetics, Colombia; Antonio Abrego, Canal de Panamá
15:40-16:20 Coffee Break. Foyer. Courtesy of Propex
Ballroom A & B
16:20-18:00 Panel Discussion
Chair: Luis Paredes, General Manager, Jera Consultores, Chile
16:20
Opportunities and challenges for geosynthetics in a circular economy

Giselle Vega, Sales Director, GSE Lining Technology, Chile

Guillermo Thenoux, Head Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Augusto Alza, Corporate Technical Manager, TDM Group, Peru

Alberto Dal Farra, President, Coripa, Argentina

Ballroom A & B
18:00-18:10 Closing Ceremony
18:00
Conference Balance and Final Comments

Carlos Barahona, Geosynthetics 2017 Executive Director, General Manager, Gecamin, Chile

Fernando Castillo, Representative from IGS ChileGeneral Manager Latin America, Thrace Group, Chile

Augusto Alza, Past-presidente from IGS Peru, Member of the World Council of the International Geosynthetics Society, Technical Manager, TDM Group, Peru

Luis Paredes, Geosynthetics 2017 Program Chair, General Manager, Jera Consultores, Chile