Quality Assurance (QA) is the process of identifying and deciding on the quality requirements for a project. QA is critical to the overall success of any construction project. In the geosynthetics industry, reputation and trust are the pillars for development. To achieve this, the industry must stand behind the quality of its work. Quality assurance (QA) helps prevent problems through planned and systematic checkpoints.
In this webinar Siamak Paulson and John Cowland will talk about the Geosynthetics QA in Barrier and Floating Cover Applications.
About the presenters
Siamak is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years professional experience in civil and geotechnical engineering research and practice in the fields of waste management, mine tailings, water management, urban development and transport infrastructure in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Siamak is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng MIEAust RPEQ) and has managed multidisciplinary design and construction quality assurance projects on a variety of civil engineering fields including Landfill and waste management projects design and construction supervision, surveillance and inspections; Tailings storage facility planning, design, construction supervision, technical specification, operation management, embankment lifting, closure and rehabilitation; Water storage earth dams and associated structures design, analysis, documentation and dam safety reviews and certifications; Road and transport infrastructure and Urban development ground investigations and slope stability. Siamak’s project management and technical leadership skills extends to planning, design, schedule, conduct and coordinate civil/geotechnical works from concept design through to construction.
John Cowland is an Independent Geotechnical and Geosynthetics Engineering Consultant, based in Hong Kong, China, with 40 years of experience. John has provided advice to more than 60 government and private sector clients throughout the Asia Pacific region on geotechnical, environmental and geosynthetic projects; including solid waste landfills, dams, tunnels, mines, deep excavations, slopes, soft ground, coastal reclamations, liquid storage and disposal of contaminated soil. He has advised on the use of geosynthetics in all these areas, often in an innovative manner, since 1986. John has also provided advice on project management for environmental, tunnelling and water supply projects, for projects up to US$ 10 billion in value.
John is a Member of the Environmental Geotechnics Committee TC 215 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and he is the Chairman of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists Hong Kong (AGS HK). He was a Council Member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) from 2000 to 2014. He has published 50 technical papers on geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering.