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.

August 20, 2020
FGI Webinar: Yeager Airport Reinforced Soil Slope Failure Case History
REGISTER NOW

Construction of this 67 meter high RSS was completed in December 2006. After seven years in-service, a tension crack was observed at the top of the slope. In March 2015 this RSS structure catastrophically collapsed. This RSS structure collapsed in a compound failure mode; as the failure plane passed beneath, partially behind, and partially through the reinforced soil mass. The RSS collapse occurred after 8.3 years in-service as the shear strength along the shale-claystone foundation interface decreased and approached the fully softened strength. This webinar will cover the forensic investigation performed, the causes of the failure and lessons learned.

Presenters

Jim Collin, Ph.D., P.E., & Ryan Berg, P.E., D.GE.

GotoWebinar
September 17, 2020
FGI Webinar:  Construction on Soft Foundation Soils (Mercer Lecture)
REGISTER NOW

Presenter:

Dr. Kerry Rowe

GoToWebinar
October 1, 2020
FGI Webinar: US EPA Reconsideration of CCR Regulations Impacting the Geosynthetics Industry
REGISTER NOW

Presenters

Harold (J.R.) Register, P.E.

Andrew Bittner, P.E.

GoToWebinar
October 22, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles
REGISTER NOW

Presenter:

Dr. Timothy D. Stark

GoToWebinar
November 12, 2020
FGI Webinar: Geosynthetics in Mining
REGISTER NOW

Presenter

Denys Parra

GoToWebinar

Salt Lake City, 9-16-15

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
REGISTER
REGISTER

MN DNR, 10-26-17

Thursday, October 26, 2017
REGISTER
REGISTER

GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Miami, FL
REGISTER
REGISTER

Dallas-Navarro, 9-11-13

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
REGISTER
REGISTER

CCR - Columbus, OH, 6-25-15

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Columbus, OH
REGISTER
REGISTER

Austin-TRI, 2-21-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
REGISTER
REGISTER

ASCE - Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, July 21, 2014
REGISTER
REGISTER

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
REGISTER

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
REGISTER

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   

UPCOMING 2019 FGI WEBINAR DATES & TOPICS: