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Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Hosts March 8 Solid Waste Landfill Failure Webinar

News | March 3, 2017 | By:

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
GSI members: $200 USD
Non-GSI members: $250 USD

The Geosynthetic Institute will host the webinar “Behavior and Analysis of Twenty Solid Waste Landfill Failures” on March 8, 2017. Using data analyzed by the computer program ReSSA (3.0) and individual reports that identified the triggering mechanism of each failure, the webinar discusses the circumstances that led to the failures, the significance of representative shear strengths to the FS-values and the negative impacts of liquids to the FS-values. This webinar stresses the serious implications of failure and the necessity for proper design, filling, cover and maintenance practices.

The webinar is intended for public and private owners/operators of landfills, heap leach mining operations, combustion coal residuals and related solid waste facilities; consultants and designers in the private sector; regulators and agency personnel at the federal, state and local levels; geosynthetic manufacturers and their representatives; geotechnical and geosynthetic testing organization personnel; contractors and installers of liner and cover systems; academic and research groups; and others desiring technically related information on this important aspect of our constructed infrastructure.

The webinar will be taught by Dr. Robert M. Koerner, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Drexel University and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. Dr. Koerner’s interest in geosynthetics spans more than thirty years of teaching, research, writing and advising. Dr. Koerner has authored and coauthored more than 700 papers on geosynthetics and geotechnical topics in journals, and at national and international conferences. His most widely used publications are the sixth editions of the textbooks Designing with Geosynthetics, Vols. 1 and 2.

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