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Designing Double Lined Containment Systems Using Flexible Geomembranes
Brian Fraser & Rohit Sati of Layfield,  and Matthew Kemnitz of Leak Location Services

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Civil Eng. Apps - Columbus, OH, 10-26-17

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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.

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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    

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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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Deep Water Leak Location Survey

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Static and Seismic Veneer Stability Calculations

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Design Performance of Hazardous Waste and LLRW Landfills Case Study

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Geomembrane Attachment and Penetration Design and Installation

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Yeager Airport RSS Failure – Forensic Limit Equilibrium and FLAC Analyses

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Panel Discussion on Subgrade prep for CQA-CQC for Geomembranes

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Geosynthetics in Mining

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Geosynthetics for Construction on Soft Foundation Soils

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US EPA CCR Regulations

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Wrinkles In Containment Applications

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Yeagar Airport RSS Failure Case History

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Panel Discussion on Constructing with Fabricated Geosynthetics

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Testing and Design of Drainage Geocomposites

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Post Closure Care of Landfills

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Understanding Leak Location Surveys for Owners and Inspectors

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Environmental Containment Using Field and Factory Fabricated Geomembranes

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Storm Water Management Using Geosynthetics

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Floating Cover Systems for Reservoirs and Ponds

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Dynamic Behaviors of CCRs

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Geosynthetics in Challenging Regulatory Environments

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Local Practices Managing CCRs

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Current and Emerging CCR Regulatory Issues

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Temporary Landfill Covers - Design and Construction

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Uplift of Geomembranes by Wind

CCR Policy & Regulations

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EPRI - CCR Relative Liner Review

Geosynthetics for CCR Applications

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Geofoam Applications for Transportation Infrastructure

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Multi-Layer Interface Shear Testing

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GCL Shear Testing

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Geosynthetic Interface Shear Testing

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Part 1 of 6:  The Service Life of Geomembranes - Presented by R. Kerry Rowe

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Part 5 of 6: Application of Fabricated Geomembranes for Coal Combustion Residuals

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Part 6 of 6 - Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Geosynthetics

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Part 2 of 6:  Testing & CQA Procedures - Presented by Glen W. Toepfer of CQA Solutions

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Part 4 of 6: The Best Practices For Zero Leak Containment

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Part 3 of 6: The Effects of Wrinkles on Geomembranes - Presented by R. Kerry Rowe

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GMA Webinar Stability of Geosynthethic Lined Slopes - Part 2

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GMA Webinar Stability of Geosynthetic Lined Slopes Part 1

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GMA Webinar - Fabrication, Installation, and Testing of Geomembranes

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