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FGI Short Course Address Containment Technologies in Miami Beach, FL

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) offered a short course in Miami Beach, Florida on 10 April 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.  The Miami Beach short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American conference on geosynthetics. The excellent and timely presentations focused on the challenges and environmental concerns with containment technologies and how geosynthetics and geomembranes can be used to mitigate the concerns and risks.

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s short course on Containment Technologies


FGI Presents Inaugural Engineering Innovation Award for Fabricated Geomembrane Installations to Hilts Consulting Group

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented its inaugural Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award to Hilts Consulting Group of Yorba Linda, California, on 11 May, 2016 during its annual membership meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. The Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award is to provide recognition for engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client’s need including technical requirements, scheduling, and budget.
Hilts Consulting Group was selected as the recipient for the award based on their Morro Reservoir Project in Fallbrook, California.

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Doug Hilts of Hilts Consulting Group displaying 2016 FGI Engineering Innovation Award


Register Today for Containment Technologies Short Course

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

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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.