To raise awareness for Geosynthetics, International Geosynthetic Society, IGS-PK gave presentations followed by panel discussion at NESCOM-National Engineering and Scientific Commission in Islamabad. IGS-PK members included Hasan S Akhtar, Col (R) Syed Muhammad Tehseen Yazdani, Usman Tassaduq and Saiyed Nadir Sajid.
Topic of presentations included introduction to geotextile and geomembrane, it’s benefits and application in civil engineering works. Geosynthetics provides sustainable solutions for the following areas.
- Monsoon flood damage to irrigation system.
- Coastal erosion, waterlogging.
- Soil erosion (silting of dam, deforestation).
- Asphalt pavement failure.
Traditional solutions were technically and financially compared with modern solution using geosynthetics.
Participants included academic, designer/engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, resident engineers and students from NDC-NESCOM, NUST, Military College of Engineering, Comsats, University of Lahore.
Mr. Sohail Ur Rahman, Advisor NESCOM, distributing shield to IGS members: