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.

April 16, 2020
FGI Webinar: Leak Location Surveys for Containment Applications
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11 a.m. Central Time

Free to Industry Professionals and Students

1.0 PDH

Presenter:  Matthew Kemnitz

May 14, 2020
FGI Installers Training Workshop
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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day Installer Training Workshop on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

The workshop will train field installers on seaming, patching, attachments and testing of flexible geomembranes, such as PVC, Woven Coated Polyethylene, Reinforced Products (PP/PE/EIA).  The testing will include Air Lance, Air Channel, Vacuum Box, and Tensiometer Testing.

The cost of the workshop is $200 per person.  However, FGI Members can send their installers to the workshop for FREE.  Installer membership is only $1,000.  If you are sending 5 or more, please consider joining the FGI and send your installers for free.  A continental breakfast, lunch, and morning/afternoon snacks will be provided.

Space is limited.  Everyone must register by 4/30/20.

Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana
May 19, 2020
FGI Webinar: Post Closure Care of Landfills
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Noon Central Time

Free to Industry Professionals and Students

1.0 PDH

Presenter:  Jeremy Morris

June 16, 2020
FGI Webinar: Testing and Design of Drainage Geocomposites
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11 a.m. Central Time

Free to Industry Professionals and Students

1.0 PDH

Presenter:  Eric Blond

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
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GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

Sunday, April 10, 2016
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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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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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