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.
Earn 1.0 PDH
The focus of this seminar will be on internal and interface shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). General topics covered will include characteristics of GCLs, fundamentals of shear strength, shear testing of GCLs, internal and interface shear strength, and current research and future challenges.
Presenter: Chris Bareither, PhD, PE
Colorado State University
Dr. Bareither is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) where he conducts research and teaches in the field of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. His research focuses on mechanical properties of geomaterials, physical, hydraulic, chemical, and biological behavior of solid waste, and mining geotechnics and mine waste management. He currently serves as faculty advisor to the CSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado. Dr. Bareither received a BS in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho (2004) and an MS and PhD in Geological Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006 and 2010).
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