January 22, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST
Earn 1.0 PDH
Key webinar topics include:
measuring geosynthetic interface shear strength • industry standard test methods • accreditation process for laboratories conducting interface shear testing • interface direct shear test concept • test equipment • selection of interface shear test • conditions • typical data presentations • interruption • reporting • interface direct shear testing work plan
Presenter: Mr. Robert (Rob) H. Swan, Jr.
Mr. Rob Swan is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. Mr. Swan provides instructional teaching for soil mechanics and foundation design, construction materials, building systems, hydraulics and hydrology, and surveying courses as a learned professor and plays a key role in course material development and oversight, assessment and advisement.
The Seminar offers the attendees an expert insight into geosynthetics used in geotechnical design, geosynthetics and seismicity, and topical insights into landfill containment and service life. This is an opportunity for practitioners, manufacturers and operators to improve their knowledge and understanding of geosynthetic engineering for both static and seismic conditions.
Dr. Stark has been conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching on the static and seismic stability of natural and manmade slopes, such as dams, levees, floodwalls, and waste containment facilities, railroad geotechnics, geosynthetics and geomembranes, soil liquefaction during earthquakes, and stabilization and behaviour of dredged material containment areas. He has been involved in a number of projects on these topics, which has facilitated the transfer of his research results to practice. He is currently researching three-dimensional slope stability, inverse analyses of landslides, heating events in waste containment facilities, and jet grouting.
Prof Stark has received a number of awards for his research, teaching, and service activities and he has been actively engaged in the geosynthetics industry for many years and is the current Vice President of the International Geosynthetics Society’s North American chapter.
EtE provides specialized, hands-on training and lecture materials to equip
attending lecturers with the tools they need to offer geosynthetics within their
engineering programs. The program includes a laboratory tour, manufacturing
facility tour and practical demonstrations.
Attending lecturers receive instruction, course materials and have continued
access to the instructors as they develop their own programs at both the
UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE levels.
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