March 1, 2024
FGI CQA Online Course & Certification Exam (On-Demand March 2024)

The FGI is now offering our 4-Part Online CQA Course and Certification Exam Monthly in an On-Demand Format

March, 2023 On-Demand Course includes:
Part 1: Manufacturing MQA & MQC - available on-demand March 1-24, 2024
Part 2: Factory CQA & CQC - available on-demand March 1-24, 2024
Part 3: Field CQA & CQC - available on-demand March 1-24, 2024
Part 4: Post Installation Maintenance & Leak Location - available on-demand March 1-24, 2024
University of Illinois-FGI CQA Online Certification Exam: available March 24-31, 2024

Cost: $500 per person
The $500 registration fee includes the four online course sessions and one sitting for the online certification exam. A University of Illinois - FGI CQA Certificate will be issued to those who successfully pass the online certification exam. For those who do not pass the exam on the first attempt, there is a $100 fee each time you register to re-take the online exam. Links to Parts 2, 3, and 4 will be sent automatically after registration for Part 1 is completed.

March 5, 2024
FGI Webinar: The Geosynthetics Discipline and Its Interaction with Geotechnical Engineering

March 5, 2024 at 11 am CST (Live)

March 6, 2024 at Noon AEST (Pre-recorded)

March 6,  2024 at Noon CAT (Pre-recorded)

March 6, 2024 at 5 pm JST (Pre-recorded)

In this webinar, Dr. Giroud will describe how geosynthetics have become the most important innovation in geotechnical engineering in the second half of the 20th century. In particular, Dr. Giroud will focus on the geosynthetics discipline and its interaction with geotechnical engineering. He will illustrate how geosynthetics have pervaded most branches of geotechnical engineering because of the wide variety of functions that geosynthetics can perform. 1.0 PDH

Presenter: Dr. J.P. Giroud

April 11, 2024
FGI Webinar: Best Practices for Geomembrane Penetration and Attachment Details

April 11, 2024 at Noon am CST (Live)

April 12, 2024 at Noon AEST (Pre-recorded)

April 12,  2024 at Noon CAT (Pre-recorded)

April 15, 2024 at 5 pm JST (Pre-recorded)

This webinar will address one of the most important but generally overlooked aspects of geomembrane design and installation – penetrations, anchoring and attachments to structures.  Details of the most accepted attachment methods will be presented along with site photos of construction/installation means and methods.  Additionally, NDT QC and CQA methods including electrical leak, spark, vacuum, and mechanical will be addressed. 1.0 PDH


Ron Frobel, Patrick Elliott and Matthew Kemnitz

May 9, 2024
FGI Webinar: Remote Sensing for Cover Integrity or Methane Emissions

Salt Lake City, 9-16-15

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MN DNR, 10-26-17

Thursday, October 26, 2017

GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Miami, FL

Dallas-Navarro, 9-11-13

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CCR - Columbus, OH, 6-25-15

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Columbus, OH

Austin-TRI, 2-21-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ASCE - Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

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