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

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, P.E.

This webinar will introduce the current practice for testing and designing drainage geocomposites considering the recommendations of the current ASTM or ISO design guidance. There are several types of drainage cores currently on the market: biplanar geonet, triplanar geonet, box-shaped geonet, multilinear, dimplesheet, geomat and structured geomembrane. Their hydraulic properties are typically defined using ASTM D4716 or ISO 12958.

These test methods will first be described in detail. The influence of boundary conditions, normal load, hydraulic gradient and seating time on the measured flow capacity will be discussed, e.g. why test using a 100 hours seating time between soft boundary instead of 15 minutes seating time between rigid surfaces.

The concept of long-term flow capacity will be introduced, as described in GRI GC8, ASTM D7931 (2018) and ISO 18228-4 (2020, in press). Methods used to determine the creep, biological and chemical reduction factors will be presented.

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July 9, 2020
FGI Webinar: Packaging, Handling & Storage of Geosynthetics
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Presenter

Andrew Mills

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July 30, 2020
FGI Webinar: Panel Discussion on Constructing with Fabricated Geosynthetics
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Please join us for a LIVE VIRTUAL Panel Discussion on Constructing with Fabricated Geosynthetics.  The panelists for this discussion include:  Patrick Elliott (Raven), Doug Hilts (Hilts Consulting Group), Ronald Frobel (R.K. Frobel & Assoc. Consulting Engineers), Dan Rohe (EPI), Duff Simbeck (Simbeck & Assoc), and MC Timothy Stark (Univ. of Illinois).

Each attendee will be able to submit questions throughout the panel discussion that will be addressed during the live broadcast.

1.0 PDH available

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Noon CDT

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August 20, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications
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Presenter

Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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October 13, 2020
FGI Webinar: US EPA Reconsideration of CCR Regulations Impacting the Geosynthetics Industry
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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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