The FGI, in conjunction with GeoAmericas 2016, is offering a Short Course on the Current Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Earn 4.0 PDH
Visit http://geoamericas2016.org/ to register today.
Instructors: Dr. Timothy D. Stark (University of Illinois), Allan Breitenbach (AB Engineering), Gary Zych (AEP), Andrew Mills (Layfield), Sam Allen (TRI/Environmental) and Daren Laine (Leak Location Services)
Course Description: This half day short course will present recent advances in containment technologies for: (1) mining, (2) coal combustion residual management, (3) exposed geomembrane applications, and (4) floating cover systems This short course will inform attendees on how to overcome the following mining and coal combustion residual design issues: base liner system configurations, slope stability, anchor trenches and slope benches, overfilling, differential settlement, liner system protection, and final cover systems. Mining case histories will be used to illustrate design, construction, and stabilization of lined fills.
This course will also discuss issues related to exposed geomembrane design issues, such as: runoff, chaffing and other mechanical abrasion, penetrations, wind, anchorage, and durability. Finally, short course attendees will learn the best floating cover practices, including: simple covers, cable tensioned, defined sump, evaporation control, insulated, and biogas collection covers. Course attendees will earn four (4) PDHs.