The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering a one-day Installer Training Workshop on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The workshop will train field installers on seaming, patching, attachments and testing of flexible geomembranes, such as PVC, Woven Coated Polyethylene, Reinforced Products (PP/PE/EIA). The testing will include Air Lance, Air Channel, Vacuum Box, and Tensiometer Testing.
The cost of the workshop is $200 per person. However, FGI Members can send their installers to the workshop for FREE. Installer membership is only $1,000. If you are sending 5 or more, please consider joining the FGI and send your installers for free. A continental breakfast, lunch, and morning/afternoon snacks will be provided.
Space is limited. Everyone must register by 12/20/19.
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.
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