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Keeping on track with geosynthetics, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Watch online
  • 23 February 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Keeping on track with geosynthetics, webinar

About this event

Geosynthetic materials have been used within rail infrastructure for over 30 years to improve performance of the rail trackbed, associated earthworks and structures.

With an ever increasing focus on value engineering and sustainability, geosynthetic materials can offer a wide range of solutions that help to conserve natural resources, improve performance and increase design life for rail projects.

This presentation will cover:

  • Relevant definitions and an overview of the different types of geosynthetics and their functions
  • Rail track bed construction covering problems, solutions and, most importantly, the prevention of issues
  • Laboratory testing results case studies
  • The benefits of geosynthetics for rail applications

Speaker - Peter Stevens,  Applications Development Manager for Terram Geosynthetics, part of Berry Global.

This is a joint event between the ICE North West Geotechnical Group and International Geosynthetics Society UK Chapter.


Peter Stevens

Peter is Applications Development Manager for Terram Geosynthetics, part of Berry Global.

Peter is a Civil & Structural Engineer by training with over 20 years of postgraduate experience working within the UK construction industry generally in geotechnical & civil engineering related technical sales roles.

Previous roles include freelance consultant, technical manager for Acheson & Glover, regional design engineer for Maccaferri, area civil engineer for Tensar International, contracts manager for Abbey Pynford and graduate engineer for Roger Bullivant.

Specialist knowledge of geosynthetic materials particularly non-woven geotextiles, porous sustainable drainage solutions, reinforced soil structures, piling and specialist underpinning foundations. Particular interest in sustainable construction methods and solutions.

Event venue

Watch online
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: [email protected]