DOWNLOAD NEWEST WEBINAR: Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Geosynthetics - Presented by Dr. Timothy Stark, University of Illinois

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

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

Webinar: Geosynthetic Interface Shear Testing

January 22, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST

Earn 1.0 PDH

Key webinar topics include:

measuring geosynthetic interface shear strength • industry standard test methods • accreditation process for laboratories conducting interface shear testing • interface direct shear test concept • test equipment • selection of interface shear test • conditions • typical data presentations • interruption • reporting • interface direct shear testing work plan

Presenter: Mr. Robert (Rob) H. Swan, Jr.

Drexel University

Mr. Rob Swan is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. Mr. Swan provides instructional teaching for soil mechanics and foundation design, construction materials, building systems, hydraulics and hydrology, and surveying courses as a learned professor and plays a key role in course material development and oversight, assessment and advisement.

January 22, 2019
2019 International Speakers Program - Static and Seismic Performance of Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

The Seminar offers the attendees an expert insight into geosynthetics used in geotechnical design, geosynthetics and seismicity, and topical insights into landfill containment and service life. This is an opportunity for practitioners, manufacturers and operators to improve their knowledge and understanding of geosynthetic engineering for both static and seismic conditions.

Dr. Stark has been conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching on the static and seismic stability of natural and manmade slopes, such as dams, levees, floodwalls, and waste containment facilities, railroad geotechnics, geosynthetics and geomembranes, soil liquefaction during earthquakes, and stabilization and behaviour of dredged material containment areas. He has been involved in a number of projects on these topics, which has facilitated the transfer of his research results to practice. He is currently researching three-dimensional slope stability, inverse analyses of landslides, heating events in waste containment facilities, and jet grouting.

Prof Stark has received a number of awards for his research, teaching, and service activities and he has been actively engaged in the geosynthetics industry for many years and is the current Vice President of the International Geosynthetics Society’s North American chapter.

February 18, 2019
Fletcher House
Educate The Educators (EtE) - Australia

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


February 20, 2019
Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise

Salt Lake City, 9-16-15

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MN DNR, 10-26-17

Thursday, October 26, 2017

GeoAmericas 2016, Miam… 4-10-16

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Miami, FL

Dallas-Navarro, 9-11-13

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CCR - Columbus, OH, 6-25-15

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Columbus, OH

Austin-TRI, 2-21-17

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ASCE - Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

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

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