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GSI hosts QA/QC of geosynthetics online course

News | September 28, 2017 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 3–5, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day.

This course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics placed in permanent or critical applications. The course will emphasize specifications and testing, and will demonstrate these things accordingly. It will cover both the manufacturing of geosynthetics and the installation processes. Applications are primarily in waste containment (i.e., landfills and surface impoundments, but also with applicability to ponds/reservoirs, canals, shale gas plays, coal combustion residual sites, heap leach pads, etc.).

The course offers the latest information on manufacturing and installation of all types of geosynthetics. It follows closely the U.S. EPA Technical Guidance Document (EPA/600R-93/18). The course is descriptive, with numerous examples, case histories and test methods/procedures. The instructors will provide PowerPoint slides of the complete course to participants.

This course is appropriate for QA and QC organizations; design and specification engineering firms; geosynthetic manufacturers and sales representatives; installation contractors; owners of facilities; engineering consultants; federal, state and regional agency personnel (both environmental and transportation); and private developers.

The course will be taught by Dr. Robert M. Koerner, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Drexel University and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute, and Dr. George Koerner, director of the Geosynthetic Institute.

Online courses cost $750.00 for GSI members and $1,000.00 for nonmembers. Successful completion of the course carries 8 professional development units. If certification under the Geosynthetic Certification Institute—Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) is desired, a separate registration and examination is required. Contact GSI for more information.

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