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FGI to host geosynthetics in civil engineering applications short course in Michigan

News | September 24, 2018 | By:

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will present a one-day short course on geosynthetics in civil engineering applications at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Mich., on Oct. 24. The short course will cover water resources, waste containment, secondary containment, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals (CCRs), and more. Organized by Timothy D. Stark, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the short course will be beneficial to those involved with the design, construction, operation, ownership, or regulatory oversight of geomembrane-lined or -covered facilities including water, mining, waste and petroleum containment. The webinar is cosponsored by the Geosynthetic Materials Association.

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Participants will earn 6 professional development hours (PDH). Lunch and break refreshments will be provided, and each attendee will receive a USB drive with PDFs of all presentations. Fees for the course range from free to $99.00, depending on a participant’s role in the industry and on when you register. Register by Oct. 15 to get the best rates.

Following the short course, participants will tour the Plastatech manufacturing lab. A complimentary shuttle will be available to/from the short course site, if needed. The tour is included in the fee for the short course.

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