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TRI Environmental opens registration for geosynthetics short courses in Texas

News | March 9, 2018 | By:

On March 7, 2018, TRI Environmental opened registration for Training Week, May 7–11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The company simultaneously announced it had added a new course to the week’s geosynthetics training and certification line-up, “Slope Stability of Containment Systems: Understanding Issues Related to Design and Interface Friction Testing.”

The company said the short courses offer an enormous opportunity for professional development, business enhancement and networking for engineers, regulators, construction and quality assurance managers, manufacturers, installers and contractors, and other civil engineering stakeholders.

TRI Environmental’s campus, where all Training Week activities will be held, includes on-site lined test cells for hands-on training in liner survey (leak location).

Training Week’s short courses and certifications include:

  • “Liner Integrity Surveys/Assessments (LISA)”
  • “Slope Stability of Containment Systems”
  • “Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations”
  • “Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation”
  • “Geosynthetic Certification Institute: Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) Exam”

Instructors include Sam Allen, TRI Environmental’s vice president of the Geosynthetics Services Division and chair of the ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics; Jeffrey Blum, senior project manager for Weaver Consultants Group; Abigail Gilson, TRI Environmental’s director of Liner Integrity Services; Ranjiv Gupta, senior tailings engineer at Freeport-McMoRan; Jeffrey Kuhn, TRI Environmental’s Geotechnical Laboratory director; and Mark Sieracke, principal and solid waste practice manager for Weaver Consultants Group.

For more information about Training Week, visit

Pricing varies depending on the sessions chosen and the number of participants from a single company. For session pricing and registration, visit

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