Conference: Geosynthetics in road construction

Date: May 19, 2017

The 2nd international conference «Geosynthetics in Road Construction» that took place in Moscow on May 19, 2017 has successfully concluded its work.

Partner of the session «Ways to Evaluate Geosynthetics Quality in Road Construction. Russian and International experience» was Machina-TST.

The Conference was partnered byBOHNENKAMP AG, Maccaferri, THRACE GROUP, NEW GROUND, NAUE.

The participants included companies that specialize in the technical solutions development and implementation for the design, construction, repair and maintenance of motor roads as well as manufacturers of geosynthetic materials from Russia, Greece, Italy and Germany.

Government agencies were represented by Rosavtodor. Vasiliy Kurguzov, deputy head, Rosavtodor’s engineering and highway operations research and development, gave a presentation on the continuous development of the legal framework for the use of geosynthetics in road construction.

Sergey Iliyn, deputy head, Avtodor engineering Department, then spoke about the Avtodor state company’s technical policy of using geosynthetic materials in road construction. In his presentation, Mr Iliyn highlighted developing of a draft GOST standard for the design and engineering of road pavements with the use of various geosynthetics in 2018-2019.

Russian experts commended the report of Francesco Fontana, council member of the IGS (International Geosyntetics Society). Mr Fontana shared the European practices of using geosynthetics in road construction. Availability of standards for the advanced European road construction technologies was another important item on his agenda. Use of geosynthetics in road reinforcement provoked a lively discussion.

Panos Mokos, regional export manager for Eastern Europe & CIS, of Thrace Group, made a presentation about the European practice of using biaxial extruded geogrid composites to reduce the cost of road construction. According to him, this material allows for longer periods between repairs and better reliability of roads.

Dmitriy Moskalenko, commercial director, Yugan Marketing, pointed out, however, that Russian geosynthetics non-conformity with international standards make it impossible to replicate the European experience. Mr. Moskalenko delivered a presentation on monitoring volume geogrids in road construction and illustrated the deformation and aperture of geocells.

Kent von Maubeuge, vice president of ASTM International, followed up on the international experience of geosynthetics use. His presentation focussed on research into geosynthetics durability when exposed to chemical and biological agents.

Yuri Schlee, export director in the CIS countries, NAUE gave a presentation about in-lace tests for measurement of loading and working capacity of road construction.

Alexey Volodikov, thermoplastic elastomers and geosynthetics expert, SIBUR, talked about the quality control of geosynthetic materials.

The Conference concluding resolution that addresses the industry’s concerns and issues is being drafted to be submitted to the Federal Road Agency.

MAXConference offers its special thanks to our speakers, moderators and information partners from: the Federal Road Agency, Avtodor, SIBADI research centre, OPYTNOYE regional certification centre, Transmost plc, Maccaferri, Giprostroymost institute, THRACE GROUP, Geoizol Group, Yugan Marketing, BELDORNII research institute, VNIIGS testing centre, ASTM International, SIBUR, Textile and Light Industries Engineering Centre, Machina-TST, New Ground, ROSDORNII research institute, DuPont, NAUE, «Avtomobilnye Dorogi» [Highlways] magazine, «Dorozhnaya Derzhava» [Road State] magazine, «Roads. Construction Innovations» magazine, «Mir Dorog» [World of Roads] magazine, Rupec information analysis centre, «Plastics» magazine, «Dormost» magazine, «Roads of Eurasia» magazine, «Dorozhniki» [Road Builders] magazine, «Polymeric Materials» magazine, Chemonline portal, «PlastINFO» portal,

Francesco Fontana, council member, IGS
«Thank you very much for warm hospitality and the perfect organization»

Kent von Maubeuge, vice president, ASTM International
«It was a great conference. I personally would like to thank you for all you have done to make it possible to happen. Thank you so much!»

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of strategic development, «Roads. Construction Innovations» and «Podzemnye Gorizonty» (Underground Horizons) magazines
«Thank you for the invitation to the Conference, for the excellent organization and warm atmosphere!»

Panos Mokos, regional export manager for Eastern Europe & CIS, Thrace Group
«I would like to thank you for your efforts & real very nice event you took care. Everything was made in a prefect & real professional way!»

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