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Maccaferri sponsors the 68th Highway Geology Symposium

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We will present three papers at the conference taking place in Marietta, Georgia, from May 1st-4th

Maccaferri is sponsoring the 68th annual Highway Geology Symposium in Marietta, Georgia, from May 1-4th, 2017. The conference will focus on creating better highways through applied geology. Our engineers from the US and Canada will present three papers on various topics related to the conference subject matter.

The Highway Geology Symposium (HGS) is organizing its 68th annual conference in Marietta, Georgia, from May 1st-4th, 2017. The conference aims to create better highways across the United States through applied geology. Founded to foster a better understanding and closer cooperation between geologists and civil engineers in the highway industry, the HGS was established and held its first meeting in 1950, in Richmond, Virginia. The event has taken place annually since its inception.

Some of Maccaferri’s best and brightest engineers from around the world will present their papers at the upcoming conference. These papers include:

  • “Results of tests to evaluate the tensile strength and the load bearing capacity of rockfall nets according to new ISO standards” – Presented by Luca Gobbin of Maccaferri Canada Ltd., Giorgio Giacchetti of Officine Maccaferri S.p.A (Italy), Alberto Grimod of France Maccaferri, and Ghislain Brunet of Maccaferri, Inc.;
  • “Design-Built Semi-Rigid Rockfall Barrier on U.S. Routes 11/15 in Perry County, Pennsylvania” Presented by Giorgio Giacchetti of Officine Maccaferri S.p.A (Italy), William K. Petersen, PE of Schnabel Engineering, and Ghislain Brunet of Maccaferri, Inc.;
  • “High strength synthetic cable products” David Cheer, Maccaferri UK.

We’re excited to share our knowledge and expertise with the geology and civil engineering community. Please stop by our booth #18 and meet with our knowledgeable rockfall mitigation specialists.

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