Thursday, February 4, 2021
11 a.m. CST
Patrick Elliott (Raven Industries), Brendan Simbeck & Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Associates)
This webinar will provide an overview of industry norms for sealing and attaching of geomembrane liners to pipe penetrations and structures, including design considerations and variations, materials and installation methods, quality testing, common problems, and key components for a successful project.
Don’t let this be your project- Learn how to design and execute geomembrane pipe penetrations and attachments for success.
Special Session 3: Constructing with Factory Fabricated Geosynthetics 1
February 24, 2021, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Special Session 4: Constructing with Factory Fabricated Geosynthetics 2
February 24, 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Selecting and Specifying the Appropriate Geomembrane
Moderator: Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., FGI
February 24, 2021, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
This Panel Discussion will assemble five (5) industry leaders (3 engineers, 1 geomembrane fabricator, and 1 geosynthetics installer) to discuss the factors that should be considered in selecting and then specifying a geomembrane for a particular application. The moderator, Timothy D. Stark, will present photographs of different applications, e.g., potable water, mining, waste or liquid containment, etc., and ask the panelists to discuss some of the factors that should be considered in the design and specification of the geosynthetics for that application. The audience will be encouraged to submit questions on each application/photograph. The factors that could be considered for each application include: chemical resistance, exposed v. unexposed application, intimate contact, differential settlement, site location, e.g., remote v. accessible, weather, e.g., UV exposure, wind, and temperature, physical properties, e.g., puncture resistance and elongation, static and seismic slope stability, geosynthetic interface shear strengths, construction logistics, e.g., timeframe, vehicle access, and deployment ease, warranty, repairability, and desired color. This should result in a lively debate about designing, selecting, specifying, testing, and installing geomembranes and geosynthetics for a range of applications.
Fabricator: Brian Fraser, Layfield Group, Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
Installer: Patrick Elliott, Raven/CLIConstruction, Inc., Denver, Colorado
Engineer: Douglas Hilts, Hilts Consulting Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Engineer: Joseph Troxell, TetraTech, Columbus, Ohio
Engineer: Jonathan Shamrock, Tonkin + Taylor, Aukland, New Zealand
February 25, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Moderators: Jordan Wiechmann, Intertape Polymer Group and Jen Miller, Fabricated Geomembrane Institute
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 geosynthetics industry through education, networking and mentoring opportunities. Audience participation is the focus of this highly interactive discussion
The discussion will include, but is not limited to the following points of interest:
– How can we recruit MORE women into the Geosynthetic Industry?
– How can we create more opportunities in the industry for women?
– What types of educational opportunities are out there to educate women throughout the industry?
– Mentorship Opportunities
Tonya Switalski (Titan Environmental)
Kasia Zamara (Tensar)
Katie Hill (Owens Corning)
Lisa Simms (East Coast Erosion)
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The design, construction, and performance of hazardous waste and low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) landfills will be presented in the context of the U.S. Department of Energy On-site Disposal Facility in Fernald, Ohio. The 56-acre (lined area) OSDF is fully constructed, filled with waste, and closed. The facility was operated from November 1997 until October 2006, with operational data available from January 2000 to the present, a period of roughly 20 years. The webinar will review OSDF regulatory requirements, conceptual and detailed design (design criteria, calculations, plans, and specifications), pre-design studies (chemical compatibility, direct shear, and sealed double-ring infiltrometer testing), and construction. Available performance data for the OSDF’s leachate collection system, leakage detection system, and horizontal-well vadose zone monitoring system are presented and evaluated. The data indicate that the OSDF is performing well and is not impacting groundwater or surface water at the site.
Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11 a.m. CST
In this webinar, Dr. Matasovic will explain general principles and methods for design of landfill and Superfund sites covers. He will explain how to properly account for seismic, seepage, and landfill gas-induced forces, and how to develop interface testing requirements for composite covers. The presentation will also include explanation of the basic principles of seismic design, relevant seismic design methods and their limitations, and regulatory aspects of cover design. Two case histories will also be presented. The first case history relates to recorded and observed seismic performance of five composite covers in Nisqually, WA, earthquake, including pre-event interface testing and performance-based calculations. The second case history illustrates the current state-of-practice. It deals with design evaluations, including advanced numerical modeling (FLAC and D-MOD), which were performed under the oversight of an expert panel for a Superfund site in an area of very high seismicity (1g+).
Neven Matasovic, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Matthew Kemnitz (Leak Location Services)
Thursday, June 3, 2021
11 a.m. CDT
Rob Swan, Ph.D., P.E.
Zehong Yuan, P.E.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Bob Mackey, P.E.
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.
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)
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