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Top Experts of Geosynthetics Met in Estonia21.06.2016

On June 13 – 15, the meeting of the international geosynthetics standard committee was held at TTK University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Estonian Centre for Standardization and the Belgian research institute Centexbel. TTK UAS lecturer Sven Sillamäe said that for the first time, such a big-scale event was held in the Baltics.

Sillamäe also said that the organizing of the standard committee event at TTK UAS is a great acknowledgement to the faculty’s work on geosynthetics – TTK UAS is the only school in Estonia offering a course that is specially focused on geosynthetics. The Chair of Road Construction at TTK UAS has also organized the annual meeting of NorGeoSpec, the Nordic system for certification and specification of geosynthetics, several in-service trainings and enterprise consultations on geosynthetics.

Over 50 experts participated in the standard committee event – specialists from Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Austria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Finland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and Estonia. Before the general assembly on Wednesday, working group meetings were held on the first two days where different topics concerning geosynthetics were discussed – the requirements, erosion prevention materials, mechanical and hydraulic testing, durability, and definitions and classifications.


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