oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics - A short review
Since the first conference, the geosynthetics discipline has matured. We have seen the adoption of terms like geotextiles and geomembranes (coined by J P Giroud in 1977), then geonets, geogrids, geocomposites, geosynthetic clay liners and geofoam, encompassed by the generic term 'geosynthetics'. The conference in Atlanta was the first to be called simply the International Conference on Geosynthetics, signalling a maturity that fits with the passage of 21 years.
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