Dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer.

WHY?
Factory fabrication reduces field welding, reduces installation time and costs, allows modular construction and provides consistent seam and liner quality


PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAMAN CORP - MANUFACTURER MEMBER

About the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute

We are an Industry-sponsored non-profit institute dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer. The FGI is housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Fabricated geomembranes are used in many applications, such as: floating pond/reservoir covers, landfills, golf course water features, industrial waste ponds, canals, mining, coal combustion residuals, oil and gas, waste water and water containment.

Our members are manufacturers, fabricator/installers, engineers, service providers, equipment manufacturers, and raw material suppliers.

Organization

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is a industry/academic consortium of organizations interested in, and involved with, fabricated geomembranes. The FGI is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The FGI includes all fabricated geomembranes, i.e., all geomembranes that are seamed and folded in a factory, transported to a site, and deployed by unfolding the fabricated panel. The FGI is a nonprofit organization and is dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer.

The member organizations include domestic and international manufacturers, fabricators/installers, material and equipment suppliers, designers, consultants, QA organizations, testing laboratories, and resin and additive suppliers. The FGI currently has 54 member organizations. See the “Current Members” section of this website for current members arranged by membership category, which is linked to their respective home pages.

The FGI functions under the general oversight of an elected board of directors and the regular interaction with its members via monthly teleconferences which are announced on the website. The entire membership meets one to two times per year at industry conferences and/or FGI short courses and suggests research topics and guidance on the direction of the FGI.

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More About Us

  • Learn more about the specific benefits of becoming an FGI member including project referrals

  • The mission of the FGI is to develop and transfer knowledge, assess and critique fabricated geomembranes, ...

  • Get the latest news from our members, and news from the FGI organization as well.

  • The FGI functions under the general oversight of an elected board of directors. Meet them!

  • The Fabricated Geomembrane  Institute, FGI, is a professional society  of members...

  • FGI short courses, industry meetings, conferences, trade shows, and more...

Technology Transfer

To accomplish technology transfer FGI will: