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FGI Welcomes Nilex Inc.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Fabricator/Installer Member, Nilex Inc.  Nilex is a leader in the geosynthetics industry providing geosynthetic solutions for civil and environmental projects including economic alternatives for access Road Construction, MSE Walls and Slopes, Erosion and Sediment Control, Water Management, Mining & Pipeline Solutions and Containment Management. The company headquarters is in Edmonton, Alberta, with offices throughout Canada and the United States and their FGI liaison is Tammy Kidd, Senior Marketing Manager, who can be reached at tammy.kidd@nilex.com or www.nilex.com.  Please help us welcome Nilex to the FGI!!!!

Factory & Field Fabrication CQA Course

Part 4: Post Installation Maintenance & Leak Location

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Part 4 of the 4-Part CQA Series will focus on activities that owners and operators should perform to maintain their liner system after installation. The post installation activities will extend the service of the liner system and include visual and mechanical inspections, maintaining soil cover in unexposed applications especially in the south facing direction, and checking on connection of the geomembrane to penetrations for a variety of applications. Best practices for locating the source leakage, determining an appropriate action leakage rate, and conducting electrical leak surveys will be discussed.

Cost: $100 per session (or $300 if register for all 4 sessions)
(If registering for all 4 sessions, use Discount Code CQAFGI to save $25 per session)
(Regulators/Government Employees are Free, use Discount Code REGULATOR)
PDH:  1.5 hours

Presenters: Ron Frobel (R. K. Frobel & Associates), Duff Simbeck (Simbeck and Associates) & Matthew Kemnitz (Leak Location Services)

Factory & Field Fabrication CQA Course

Part 3: Field CQA & CQC

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Part 3 of the 4-Part CQA Series will summarize third-party geosynthetic materials and installation inspection practices that ensure quality products and workmanship that meet or exceed project permitting requirements, and final acceptance in accordance to the plans and specifications. The process that will be presented ensures that clients receive a defendable final document and a quality product for years to come.

Cost: $100 per session (or $300 if register for all 4 sessions)
(If registering for all 4 sessions, use Discount Code CQAFGI to save $25 per session)
(Regulators/Government Employees are Free, use Discount Code REGULATOR)
PDH:  1.5 hours

Presenters: Shannon Goodrich and Tony Chartres (GO2CQA)

Factory & Field Fabrication CQA Course

Part 2: Factory CQA & CQC

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Part 2 of the 4-Part CQA Series will provide in depth information on factory fabrication quality control. We will follow the process of quality control beginning with receiving the raw materials through the panel conversion process and finally shipment to the customer. Details of raw material inspection, fabrication machine setup and qualifications, in-process ASTM testing and inspections, repairs, and quality control reporting will be addressed.

Date:  Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)
Cost: $100 per session
($75 per session if register for all 4 parts with discount code CQAFGI)
(Regulators/Government Employees are Free, use Discount Code REGULATOR)
PDH:  1.5 hours per session
Presenter: Dan Rohe (EPI)

Factory & Field Fabrication CQA Course

Part 1: Manufacturers QC

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Part 1 of the 4-Part CQA Series will address quality control and assurance efforts in the manufacture of geomembranes, from raw material supplier qualification through customer feedback. Supply chain constrictions, industry standards and certifications, available testing technologies, and the voice of the customer are all factors that underscore the importance of a sound manufacturers' quality control system. This presentation will demonstrate several aspects of manufacturing quality control including physical property testing of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods, quality system certifications and standards compliance, and response to customer feedback.


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)
Cost: $100 per session
($75 per session if register for all 4 parts with discount code CQAFGI)
(Regulators/Government Employees are free with discount code REGULATOR)
PDH:  1.5 hours per session
Presenters:  Clint Boerhave (Raven) and Bill Clark (Plastatech)

FGI Offering Factory & Field Fabrication CQA Course

Join us for a 4-Part Series on Factory and Field Fabrication CQA

Cost: $100 per session (or $300 if register for all 4 sessions)

(If registering for all 4 sessions, enter discount code: CQAFGI)

(Regulators/Government Employees are free, enter discount code REGULATOR)

PDH: 1.5 PDH per session for a total of 6.0 PDH for all 4 sessions

Part 1: Manufacturers QC

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)

Part 1 of the 4-Part CQA Series will address quality control and assurance efforts in the manufacture of geomembranes, from raw material supplier qualification through customer feedback. Supply chain constrictions, industry standards and certifications, available testing technologies, and the voice of the customer are all factors that underscore the importance of a sound manufacturers' quality control system. This presentation will demonstrate several aspects of manufacturing quality control including physical property testing of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished goods, quality system certifications and standards compliance, and response to customer feedback.

Presenters: Bill Clark (Plastatech) and Clint Boerhave (Raven)

Part 2: Factory CQA & CQC

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)

Part 2 of the 4-Part CQA Series will provide in depth information on factory fabrication quality control. We will follow the process of quality control beginning with receiving the raw materials through the panel conversion process and finally shipment to the customer. Details of raw material inspection, fabrication machine setup and qualifications, in-process ASTM testing and inspections, repairs, and quality control reporting will be addressed.

Presenter: Dan Rohe (EPI)

Part 3: Field CQA & CQC

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)

Part 3 of the 4-Part CQA Series will summarize third-party geosynthetic materials and installation inspection practices that ensure quality products and workmanship that meet or exceed project permitting requirements, and final acceptance in accordance to the plans and specifications. The process that will be presented ensures that clients receive a defendable final document and a quality product for years to come.

Presenters: Shannon Goodrich and Tony Chartres (GO2CQA)

Part 4: Post Installation Maintenance & Leak Location

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 (12-1:30 p.m. CST)

Part 4 of the 4-Part CQA Series will focus on activities that owners and operators should perform to maintain their liner system after installation. The post installation activities will extend the service of the liner system and include visual and mechanical inspections, maintaining soil cover in unexposed applications especially in the south facing direction, and checking on connection of the geomembrane to penetrations for a variety of applications. Best practices for locating the source leakage, determining an appropriate action leakage rate, and conducting electrical leak surveys will be discussed.

Presenters: Ron Frobel (R.K. Frobel & Associates), Duff Simbeck (Simbeck and Associates) & Matthew Kemnitz (Leak Location Services)

FGI Welcomes TTL, Inc.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Associate Member, TTL, Inc. (TTL). Founded in 1964, TTL provides civil design, surveying, construction engineering and inspection, environmental consulting, and geotechnical engineering services.  Over 380 talented professionals serve the commercial, energy, transportation, and water/wastewater markets across the U.S.  The corporate headquarters is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with 12 total offices throughout Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas. Their FGI liaison is Tyler Hitt, (Regional Leader, CQA Services), who can be reached at thitt@ttlusa.com. Please help us welcome TTL, Inc. to the FGI!!!!

FGI Welcomes SealEco

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Manufacturer Member, SealEco. SealEco is the leading manufacturer in Europe. Providing a tailor-made environmentally friendly and sustainable water containment solutions. The thermally seamed Customization of EPDM membranes in both 2 and 3 dimensions ensures confidence in efficient water-tightness for ponds and geosystems. They also provide solutions for every type of façade and roofing application in which waterproofing, water-tightness and airtight buildings are central. SealEco has corporate facilities throughout Europe. Their FGI liaison is Tobias Grauss, Area Sales Manager, who can be reached at Tobias.grauss@sealeco.com. Please help us welcome SealEco to the FGI!!!!

FGI Welcomes SCS Engineers

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is pleased to welcome its newest Associate Member, SCS Engineers. SCS Engineers is an environmental consulting and contracting firm servicing clients in solid and hazardous waste management, renewable energy, remediation, and environmental compliance. SCS Engineers specializes in the assessment, design, permitting, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of sustainable environmental solutions.  The corporate headquarters is in Long Beach, California with offices throughout the country. Their FGI liaison is Neil Nowak, Project Director, who can be reached at NNowak@scsengineers.com. Please help us welcome SCS Engineers to the FGI!!!!

 

FGI Fall 2021 Newsletter Now Available

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Highlights Include:

New 3-Part Video Podcast Series on Reinforced Geomembranes

December Live Panel Webinar on Allowable Leakage Rates

New FGI Guideline for Desert Installation of Fabricated Geomembranes

Geomembrane Lab & Field Test Videos Library