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Factory fabrication reduces field welding, reduces installation time and costs, allows modular construction and provides consistent seam and liner quality.

August 12, 2021
FGI Webinar: Leachate Collection Systems: Design, Specifications, and Construction
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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Noon CDT

1.0 PDH

Presenter:

Bob Mackey, P.E.

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September 9, 2021
FGI Webinar: Industry Best Practices for Floating Cover Systems
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Noon CDT

1.0 PDH

Presenters:

Brian Fraser, Layfield

Doug Hilts, Hilts Consulting Group

Rohit Sati, Layfield

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September 30, 2021
FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Texturing: Importance, Quantifying, and Specification
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

11 a.m. CDT

1.0 PDH

Presenters:

Robert H. Swan

Zehong Yuan

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October 21, 2021
FGI Webinar: Geosynthetics and Stability for Heap Leaching and Tailings Dams
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Thursday, October 21, 2021

11 a.m. CST

1.0 PDH

Tailing ponds contain various materials from mineral processing activities that can seep into the environment. This webinar will discuss current barrier/liner systems being used for these tailings ponds and an evaluation of the 2015 Fundao Tailings Dam failure.  

Presenter

Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE

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November 11, 2021
FGI Webinar: Use of Geomembranes in CCR Landfills and Impoundments
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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Noon CDT

1.0 PDH

Presenter:

Pedro Amaya, P.E.

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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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