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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute(FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest College/University Member, Prairie View A&M University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state of Texas. It is an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) consisting of nine colleges and schools and 70-degreeprograms. The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering offers a Master of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in Civil Engineering as well as Environmental Engineering. The Civil& Environmental Engineering faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and its constituents. The FGI Liaison is Dr. Jobair Bin Alam, PE, Assistant Professor. He can be reached at email@example.com. Please help us welcome Prairie View A&M University’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering to the FGI!!!!
Report from Biennial FGI Meeting - February 24, 2021
The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) held its biennial membership meeting on 24 February 2021 during the Geosynthetics 2021 Conference. The meeting was attended by 26 people and held in conjunction with the Industrial Fabrics Association International organized conference. During the membership meeting, the newly elected FGI Officers and Board of Directors were introduced for their two (2) year term.
Before introducing the new Officers and Directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI Technical Director and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, acknowledged the service of the outgoing Officers and Board Members: Greg Scales (Titan Environmental), Bill Shehane (Seaman Corporation), and Ed Silva (E Squared). Tim also acknowledged the recent retirement of John Heap from Colorado Lining International. John served as President of the PVC Geomembrane Institute(PGI) for four (4) years and was instrumental in expanding the PGI to the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute. The newly elected FGI Officers will serve a two-year term (2021-2023) and are:
The following newly elected FGI Board of Directors also will serve a two-year term (2021-2023) and are listed below in alphabetical order:
Other topics on the FGI’s Biennial Meeting agenda included: current and future research activities, accomplishments since the last membership meeting at Geosynthetics 2019, and the future direction and goals of the FGI.
The following research topics are being pursued by the FGI at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
· fPP Case History
· fPP Air Channel Seam Testing
· PVC Specification for Desert Applications
· Reinforced Geomembrane Thermal/Wrinkle Testing
Other accomplishments of the FGI over the last two years include:
· Publication of several technical articles and papers
· Hosted short courses in Bogota, Colombia and Charlotte, North Carolina
· Publication of three new geomembrane calculators for cost comparisons, leakage rates, and panel weight shipping
· Publication of Installation Details and Drawings
· Created Geo-Engineering Audio and Video Podcast Series
· Created Geo-Engineering Pop Quiz Series
· Hosted 23 live webinars, averaging 250 attendees and 450 registrants per webinar
· Created on-line PDH Certificate Program with about 500 people receiving a PDH Certificate for downloading and listening to a webinar
· Created Women in Geosynthetics Program – hosting two successful Round Table Discussions and quarterly virtual meetings
The final portion of the FGI Biennial Membership Meeting was dedicated to a lively discussion on the future direction and goals of the FGI by its members. The FGI has five membership classifications: manufacturers, fabricators and Installers, Installer Only, Associate, and Government/Regulatory Agency. The FGI’s membership spans four continents: North America, South America, Australia, and Europe.
The FGI is dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer. The FGI is a consortium of manufacturers, fabricators/installers, designers, regulators, and material suppliers of fabricated geomembranes. For more information on the FGI, please visit www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com.
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