Dedicated to advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer.

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

November 3, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geosynthetics for Construction on Soft Foundation Soils (2020 Mercer Lecture)
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. CST

Presenter: Dr. Kerry Rowe

This webinar will review the progress over the last several decades with respect to the use of geosynthetics for aiding in the construction on soft soils, with an emphasis on advances since Dr. Rowe’s 2002 Giroud lecture. Dr. Rowe will describe basal reinforcement, prefabricated vertical drains, and embankments with reinforcement and other supports such as piles. Consideration will also be given to different soft soils ranging from peat to rate sensitive soft clay and silt.

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November 12, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geosynthetics in Mining
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Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. CST

Presenter: Denys Parra

This webinar focuses in the use of geosynthetics and its various applications in the mining industry, in facilities such as waste rock dumps, tailings dams, heap leach pads and ponds. A description of the concept of geosynthetic-soil and geosynthetic-geosynthetic interfaces is presented,as well as some geotechnical laboratory tests required for designing with geosynthetics. The considerations that must be taken into account in the use and installation of geosynthetics based on existing ground conditions are described, such as selection of soil liner or GCL, liner protection in aggressive slopes, technical aspects for using GCL, geomembrane liner recommendation, geomembrane protection under loads, leachate collection, pipe protection, overliner installation, raincoats in heap leach pads, etc.

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December 8, 2020
FGI Webinar: Live Panel Discussion on Subgrade Preparation and QA/QC for Geomembranes
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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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