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.

January 23, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills: Lessons Learned & Continuing Challenges
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12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST

Free to Industry Professionals and Students

Earn 1.0 PDH

This webinar will briefly review several U.S. waste fill stability failures that occurred during the time frame of the early 1980s to mid-1990s, that being the period during which modern landfill engineering materials and design approaches first emerged in response to governmental regulations, and the lessons learned during that period. Notwithstanding those lessons, waste fill failures continue to occur. Several failures from the current decade are reviewed and it is concluded that 20 to 30 years after the earlier time frame, facility owners and the geotechnical practitioners designing those facilities are re-learning the earlier lessons,while at the same time there are new lessons to learn related to evolving waste streams and operating practices at many U.S. facilities. The webinar will conclude with an evaluation of the current state of practice for U.S. landfill design, construction, and operation, and several recommendations to improve the practice.

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March 9, 2020
Panel Discussion: Construction with Fabricated Geosynthetics
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The FGI will be hosting a Panel Discussion on Construction with Fabricated Geosynthetics during the Geosynthetics 2020 Case Studies Conference.

Panelists include: Doug Hilts, Ronald Frobel, Patrick Elliott, Dan Rohe, Duff Simbeck, and Tim Stark (MC).

Charleston, SC
Charleston
March 10, 2020
Round Table: Promoting and Encouraging Women in Geosynthetics
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The FGI will be hosting a Round Table Discussion on Promoting and Encouraging Women in Geosynthetics at the Geosynthetics 2020 Cases Studies Conference.

Panelist include: Fabiana Arriaga, Christine Thomas, Tonya Switalski, Andreea Sasu, and Jordan Wiechmann (MC).

Charleston

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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