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InterWrap, founded in 1983, is a vertically integrated, global manufacturer of innovative coated woven products and diverse multi-layer laminated reinforced plastic substrates. InterWrap serves a wide variety of markets such as wood packaging - lumber wrap, industrial packaging, large format outdoor digital print media, converted fabrics, agricultural and construction products. InterWrap’s corporate headquarters are in Vancouver BC, Canada, with manufacturing and distribution centers located throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to making the commitment to recycle all of the scrap generated at their own manufacturing facitlities, InterWrap also has a global recycling program with post consumer collection points spread across Canada, the U.S.A., India & China. For more information on InterWrap’s products and services, please contact Bill Barnes at wbarnes@interwrap.com or visit www.interwrap.com.

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Aquamate Joins FGI

The FGI is pleased to welcome its newest manufacturer/fabricator member, Aquamate (www.aquamate.com.au). Aquamate is based in Adelaide, South Australia.  Aquamate manufactures and installs poly lined steel tanks throughout Australia, as well as several countries around the world, establishing itself as a leader in providing large volume water storage solutions.  Aquamate’s FGI liaison is Danny Di Iorio, Managing Director, who can be reached at danny.diiorio@aquamate.com.au or  +61 8 8277 5777. Please help us welcome Aquamate to the FGI!!!!

Water Applications Short Course in Greeley POSTPONED

Best Practices for Water Containment & Conveyance – POSTPONED

If interested in this topic and want to be notified when new date for the short course is announced, please contact:  fabricatedgeomembrane@gmail.com

Attendees will gain a broad knowledge of the advantages of geosynthetics, what is required to properly design, specify, and construct with geosynthetics for the following water related applications:  (1) wastewater ponds, (2) floating covers for reservoirs, (3) water canals, (4) secondary containment, (5) decorative ponds, and (6) potable water.

Date:  Friday, September 19, 2014

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Island Grove Events Center, 425 N 15th Ave, Greeley, CO  80631

To register, please click here.

Tentative Agenda:

LENGTH   PRESENTATION TOPIC                   SPEAKER

7:30–8:00 am    Registration/Coffee

8:00–8:15          FGI Introduction, Activities, and Research Results…………………..…Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

8:15–8:30          Current Water Trends and Issues …………………………………… Phil Carter (City of Greeley)

8:30–9:00          Manufacturing Fabricated Geomembranes…………………………Gary Kolbasuk (Raven Ind.)

9:00–9:45          Fabrication & Installation ………………………..…………………… Stan Slifer (CDI Watersaver)

9:45–10:15        Leak Location with Fabricated Geomembranes………………..…Daren Laine (Leak Location)

10:15–10:30      Coffee/Networking

10:30–11:15      AWWA Guidelines and Floating Cover Designs…………….Bill Way (William Way Consulting)

11:15–12:00      Design & Construction of Water Storage Facilities…….Doug MacDonald (Aqua Engineering)

12:00–12:45      Lunch

12:45–1:00        Welding & Testing Workshop………………………………….……..………Steve Hobbs (Leister)

1:00–1:30          Canals, Decorative, & Irrigation Ponds……………………….………Pat Elliott (Colorado Lining)

1:30-2:00           Floating Cover Applications…………………………..Mike Neal & Shannon Goodrich (Layfield)

2:00–2:45          Case Histories………………………………………………………………………………………….tba

2:45–3:00          Summary and Questions………………………………………..……………Tim Stark (U of Illinois)

 Adjourn and Thank You for Attending

FGI Potable Water Short Course at Geosynthetics 2015

Geomembranes for Potable Water Applications

February 15, 2015, 8 am – 5 pm
Primary Instructor: Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Additional instructors include:
Gary Kolbasuk, Raven Industries
John Heap, Colorado Lining
Stan Slifer, CDI Watersaver
Daren Laine, Leak Location Systems
Andrew Mills, Layfield Group

California just imposed water rationing because of extreme drought conditions and Texas has had
such restrictions in-place for a few years. As a result, many entities and states are using geomembranes
for a wide variety of potable water applications, such as water reservoirs and canals, decorative
ponds and lakes, floating cover systems for treated water facilities, water treatment ponds, and
protection of water resources from various environmental, community, and security risks. This has
resulted in substantial innovation in design and construction of geomembranes for these water projects
especially because of the large and often oddly shaped geometries of these facilities and resulting
floating cover systems. This creativity has lead to new fabrication, testing, deployment, and materials
for these applications, such as woven coated polyethylene geomembranes. This short course
will allow instructors to present the latest advances in geomembrane and floating cover design under
AWWA’s M25 guideline, specification, installation, testing, performance, and repair for potable water
applications.

Register at GeosyntheticsConference.com