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March Geo-Institute Meeting

posted Feb 2, 2017, 3:25 AM by Carrie Nicholson   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 3:30 AM ]
Please join the Maryland Geo-Institute for its March meeting.

Speaker and Topic Archie Filshill, Ph.D., on Foamed Glass Aggregates 

 Date and Schedule
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:15 pm Cocktails (cash bar) 
6:00 pm Dinner 
7:00 pm Presentation 
The Engineer’s Club 
11 W Mount Vernon Place 
Baltimore, Maryland 
$45 per person / $15 students 
Credit Card Payments Only – details below 

Presentation Notes

Foamed glass aggregates were originally produced in Scandinavia during the early 1990s for use as a thermal barrier in road construction. Due to their low unit weight (8-15pcf) and high frictional properties, their applications have grown throughout the civil engineering market. Today foamed glass aggregates are used as lightweight fill on highways, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and green roofs. Other applications include backfill of foundations for drainage, insulation (to prevent frost heave), and reduction of lateral loads.

The presentation will review the development, manufacturing, applications current testing and case studies for foamed glass aggregates.

Speaker Biography

Archie Filshill, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in geotechnical markets, focused on design/build and value engineering. His work includes in markets for solid waste and industrial landfills, soft soil stabilization, coal ash, shale gas development, flexible solar for landfill closures, sediment remediation, reinforced earth structures and lightweight fill.

Dr. Filshill is adjunct professor at Temple University's Graduate Engineering School. He is Vice Chair of the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute, member of the Geosynthetic Institute and International Geosynthetic Society, and owner and manager of AeroAggregates.

Dr. Filshill earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Temple University and a master's and Ph.D. in civil engineering at Drexel University.

Payment Procedure
We now accept registrations by credit card payments only. Please complete the two-step registration and payment process by 5pm, Thursday, February 23 at:

Contact if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thank You to our Geo-Institute Corporate Sponsors