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GMA announces Waste Containment System Design technical seminar in Syracuse in April

News | March 8, 2018 | By:

On March 7, 2018, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced the opening of registration for a technical seminar on “Waste Containment System Design” at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York, April 17–18, 2018.

The technical seminar will identify how vertical expansions of landfills can raise a number of engineering concerns that must be evaluated via proper assessment of both the original landfill design as well as the proposed redesign, as well as proper design and specification of landfill primary and secondary leachate collection and removal systems to meet New York state’s newly revised landfill requirements.

The technical seminar will include the latest updates on methods for conducting electrical resistivity liner integrity testing and leak location surveys. The state of New York’s regulations require testing to be done on both the upper and lower liners as part of the landfill’s construction quality assurance (CQA) program.

Participants will learn how to specify electrical resistivity liner integrity testing to meet the new regulatory requirements to minimize construction schedule disruptions.

The technical seminar is intended for landfill design engineers, construction supervisors, landfill owners and operators, regulatory agency staff, and public works and municipal engineers.

The seminar will be taught by Dr. George Koerner, director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute; Abigail Gilson, senior engineer at TRI Environmental; and Robert Phaneuf, the assistant director of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Materials Management.

Successful completion of the technical seminar includes 12 PDH and 1.5 P.E. credits.

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