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GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

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CCR - Columbus, OH, 6-25-15

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Columbus, OH
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ASCE - Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications Short Course

Next FGI Short Course

Due to popular demand, the FGI is returning to OSU for this exciting short course. The FGI, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, 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, and more.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Ohio State University
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7:30–8:00  Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:15 Greeting & Introductions - D. Pradel (OSU) & T. Stark (U of Illinois)

8:15–9:00 Containment for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) - G. Zych (AEP)

9:00–9:45 Columbus Reservoir Project - Joe Troxell (S&ME)

9:45–10:00 Morning Break and Networking 

10:00–10:45 Geosynthetics in Ohio Roadway Projects - C. Merklin (Ohio DOT)

10:45–11:30 Geosynthetics in Water Containment & Conveyance:  Materials & Selection Criteria - B. Ramsey (Ramsey Consulting)

11:30–12:15 Geomembrane Wrinkles and Leak Location Surveys - B. Queen (Ohio EPA)

12:15–12:45 Lunch and Networking

12:45–1:45 Geomembrane Welding Demo & CQA Procedures - G. Toepfer (CQA Solutions), N. Majerus (DemTech) , A.Bullock (Leister)         

1:45–2:30 Reinforced Geofoam Bridge Approach - P. Axtell (Dan Brown and Assoc)

2:30–2:45 Afternoon Break and Networking

2:45–3:30 Elevated Temperatures in Containment Applications - A. DeHavilland (Ohio EPA)

3:30–4:15 Reactivity Testing for Elevated Temperatures and Service Life of Geomembranes - T. Stark (U of Illinois)

4:15–4:30 Summary and Questions

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Facility Tour - Owens Corning Science & Technology, 2790 Columbus Road, Granville, OH 43023
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5:00 p.m. Shuttle pick up at the OSU

5:45 p.m. Shuttle arrives at Owens Corning

6:00 p.m. Laboratory Tour

7:00 p.m. Dinner/Reception

8:00 p.m. Shuttle departs Owens Corning (to OSU)

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