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Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications

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Industry Professional before 10/13/17 Oct 13, 2017 $49.00 $0.00
Government Employee Before 10/13/17 Oct 13, 2017 Free $0.00
Student Oct 27, 2017 Free $0.00
Industry Professional after 10/13/17 Not Started $99.00 $0.00
FGI Member Oct 27, 2017 Free $0.00
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Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications Short Course- Friday, October 27, 2017 (Earn 7.5 PDH, Agenda below) 

Owens Corning Facility Tour -Thursday, October 26, 2017 (Earn 1.0 PDH)

Please join us for a tour of Owens Corning's new Granville facility on Thursday, October 26th, before the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute's (FGI) Short Course on Friday, October 27th at The Ohio State University. A complimentary shuttle will be available to/from Columbus, Ohio, if needed.

For more information, as well as to register for the Owens Corning Tour, please visit:

Presented by Fabricated Geomembrane Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs))

Course Organizer: Timothy D. Stark
Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL  61801





Attendees will learn current advances and trends in the importance of geosynthetics in a variety of civil engineering applications. Course attendees will learn about geosynthetics for: water resources, containment, dams, and conveyance, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals (CCRs), MSE walls, and more. Course attendees will earn 7.5 PDHs. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided.

Each attendee will receive a USB drive with PDF's of all presentations.


Those involved with the design, construction, operation, ownership, and/or regulatory oversight of geomembrane lined or covered facilities including water, mining, waste, and petroleum containment.

Short Course Agenda

7:30–8:00 am  Registration/Continental Breakfast  
8:00–8:15 Greeting & Introductions Daniel Pradel, PhD, PE (OSU) & T. Stark,PhD, PE (U of Illinois)
8:15–8:45 Importance and Scarcity of Water Resources Allison MacKay, PhD (OSU)
8:45–9:15 Permitting and Emerging Issues with Surface Water Mark Stump (Ohio EPA)
9:15–9:45 Storm Water Permitting and Management Jason Fyffe (Ohio EPA)
9:45–10:00 Morning Break and Networking   
10:00–10:45 Permitting Geosynthetic Liner Systems for Water Resource Projects Doug Evans, PE (Ohio DNR)
10:45–11:15 Geosynthetics in Water Containment & conveyance: Materials & Selection Criteria Boyd Ramsey (Ramsey Consulting)
11:15–11:45 Columbus Reservoir Project Joe Troxell, PE (S&ME, Inc.)
11:45–12:15 Lunch and Networking  
12:15-12:45 Welding Demonstration Dave McLaury, President (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, PE (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, PhD, PE (U of Illinois)
3:45 -4:15  Use of MSE Walls Backfilled with Lightweight Cellular  Daniel Pradel, PhD, PE (OSU)
4:15–4:30 Summary and Questions  

All refund requests must be made no later that 10/20/17.  Attendees will absorb any registration fees if requesting refunds.Adjourn and Thank You for Attending


Have questions about Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications? Contact Fabricated Geomembrane Institute

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The Ohio Union, The Ohio State University
The Ohio Staters Traditions Room
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute at

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

205 N. Mathews Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801

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