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.

January 12, 2023
FGI Webinar: Positive Pressure Anaerobic Biogas Cover Systems
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February 7, 2023
Women in Geosynthetics Round Table
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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute at the University of Illinois has created a group titled, "Women in Geosynthetics (WIG)"in order to promote the advancement of women in the geosynthetic industry through education, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Women in Geosynthetics would like to host apanel/round table discussion that would include, but not be limited to thefollowing points of interest:

- maintaining a work/life balance
- maximizing the benefits of social media
- opportunities for women in the geosynthetics industry
- recruiting women into the geosynthetics industry
- professional and collegiate mentorship opportunities
- partnering women professionals with female graduate and undergraduate students

Kansas City, MO
Kansas City
February 8, 2023
FGI Track at Geosynthetics 2023 Conference
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The FGI is offering two technical sessions and three panel discussions as part of the Geosynthetics 2023 Conference in Kansas City, MO.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

3:15-4:30 pm - Technical Session 1: Applications of Fabricated Geosynthetics:

• PVC Geomembranes in Agricultural Uses
• Carbon Footprint Calculator
• Liner Payment Bases
• Case Study: Netherlands Motorway Underpass
• Evapotranspiration v. Engineered Turf Covers for Landfill Final Closure
• EPS Geofoam Done Right: Saving Time and Money

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

1:30-3 pm - Women in Geosynthetics Round Table

1:30-3 pm - Panel Discussion 1: How to Write a Good GM Specification

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023

8-9:30 am - Technical Session 2: Fabricated Geosynthetics for Water Retention Projects:

• Designing & Constructing Geosynthetic Floating Covers for Municipal Water Storage & Treatment
• Operation and Maintenance Guideline for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs
• Case Study: Lake Forest Reservoir Relining & Floating Cover Fabrication & Installation
• Case Study: Chambers Dam Reservoir Remediation
• PVC-EIA Alloys: Best Choice in Prevention and Protection of Water Resources

9:45–11:15 am - Panel Discussion 2: O&M Manuals for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs

Kansas City
February 16, 2023
FGI Webinar: Role of Geosynthetics in Combating the Effects of Global Warming
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Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Noon CST (Live)

1.0 PDH

Presenter:

Tom Sangster

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Salt Lake City, 9-16-15

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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MN DNR, 10-26-17

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Miami, FL
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Dallas-Navarro, 9-11-13

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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CCR - Columbus, OH, 6-25-15

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Columbus, OH
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Austin-TRI, 2-21-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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ASCE - Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Civil Eng. Apps - Columbus, OH, 10-26-17

Short Course - Attendees Can Earn Up To 8.5 PDH's

The FGI, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, Owens Corning Science and Technology, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and the Ohio Department of Transportation, is offering a Short Course on Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications: water resources, containment, dams and conveyance, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals, MSE walls, and more.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
2790 Columbus Rd, Granville, OH 43023
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5:30 PM  Shuttle Bus  Arrive at Owens Corning    

5:45 PM  Welcome / Opening  Remarks  S. Thaxton (O.C.)  & T. Stark (U of Illinois) 

6:30 PM  Innovative  Geomembrane Liner and Cover Solutions  A. Durham /J. Eloff  (O.C.) 

6:30 PM  O.C. Innovation  Laboratory Tour  S. Thaxton (O.C.) 

7:00 PM  Dinner / Reception    

8:30 PM  Shuttle Bus Leaves Owens Corning (to OEPA)   

Friday, October 27, 2017
The Ohio State University - The Ohio Staters Traditions Room - 2070 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH
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7:30–8:00   Registration/Continental  Breakfast    

8:00–8:15  Greeting &  Introductions  Daniel Pradel (OSU)  & Tim Stark (U of Illinois) 

8:15–8:45  Importance and  Scarcity of Water Resources  Allison MacKay (Ohio  State U.) 

8:45–9:15  Permitting and  Emerging Issues with Surface Water  Mark Stump (Ohio EPA) 

9:15-10:00  Permitting  Geosynthetic Liner Systems for Water Resource Projects  Doug Evans (Ohio DNR)  

10:00-10:15  Morning Break and  Networking     

10:15–11:00  Geosynthetics in  Water Containment & conveyance: Materials & Selection Criteria  Boyd Ramsey (Ramsey  Consulting)  

11:00-11:45  Columbus Reservoir  Project  Joe Troxell  (S&ME)       

11:45–12:15  Lunch and Networking     

12:15-12:45  Welding Demonstration  Dave McLaury  (DemTech)  

12:45–1:30  Geosynthetics in Ohio  Roadway Projects  Chris Merklin (Ohio  DOT)  

1:30–2:15  Containment for Coal  Combustion Residuals (CCRs)  Gary Zych (AEP)  

2:15–3:00  Geomembrane Wrinkles  and Leak Location Surveys  Brian Queen (Ohio  EPA)  

3:00-3:15  Afternoon Break and  Networking     

3:15–3:45  Elevated Temperatures  in Containment Applications  Tim Stark (U of  Illinois)  

3:45-4:15  Use of MSE Walls  Backfilled with Lightweight Cellular  Daniel Pradel (OSU)  

4:15–4:30  Summary and Questions   

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