IGS UK Symposium 2018: Use of Geosynthetics in Rail
About the Event
With high-speed railways planned across the world, budget limitations pressing for ever more efficient structures and the Paris Agreement demanding more sustainable solutions, there are many challenges to overcome in the rail sector. The UK chapter of the IGS ran this symposium to educate the Industry about the use of geosynthetics in Rail. The symposium showcased the established use of geosynthetics in rail applications from around the world for over 30 years. It also discussed how they have been utilised in high speed networks to create steeper embankments, construct abutments, facilitate drainage and many other uses.
The one-day event brought together consultants, contractors, academics and suppliers with experience of the opportunities and challenges of utilising geosynthetics in rail infrastructure. Speakers included HS2, Network rail, specialist rail contractors and consultants, professionals from network operators in France, Portugal, Italy and Germany and world leading academics from Japan, amongst others.