TRI Environmental will sponsor Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas, April 7–12. The training week includes multiple courses with optional certification, including the following.
Liner integrity surveys/assessments (LISA)
Electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are the state-of-the-art nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The Liner Integrity Survey and Assessment (LISA) course teaches the science behind ELL surveys. It provides the most up-to-date information on the various survey methodologies and standards and disseminates the theoretical and practical knowledge required to employ and provide oversight for ELL methods.
Slope stability of containment systems
This course is specifically targeted to those persons who have a need to understand and specify interface friction and direct shear tests; and who use these results in subsequent design, construction and monitoring performance of containment structures.
The presenters, one from a third-party laboratory and one with experience as a geoenvironmental consultant and now working as an owner’s engineer, will address a broad range of issues related to laboratory testing and design of containment structures. This course will be presented in two parts, each of which complements the other, to provide maximum benefit to the attendees. The first part will focus on slope stability of containment structures including an overview of sources of interface strength, the difference between peak and large displacement strength for design, the relation between normal stress and failure envelopes, and slope stability calculations.
The second part will provide an explanation of ASTM D5321, including detailed discussion of test parameters. Procedural implications of specimen anchorage, normal stress application, machine friction and calibration, rate of shear, and reporting mechanisms will be discussed. In addition, limitations of the ASTM D5321 test will be explored, with explanation of alternative tests including torsional shear, tilt table and double interface shear. Special emphasis will be placed on specifying a meaningful shear test that will best serve the user’s project requirements. The forensic analysis of several slope failure case studies will be presented to help relate the material presented during the course with real-world applications.
Construction QA/QC for geosynthetic installation
This one-day course is dedicated to installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids and geoappurtenances. Training includes a geomembrane-seaming demonstration with a detailed explanation of seam peel and shear testing.
Construction QA/QC for compacted clay liner and GCL installation
This one-day short course focuses on the installation of compacted clay liners and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Special emphasis will be given to establishing rationale and standard operating procedures for field inspections, documentation of test and visual observations, and implementation of CQA plans.
Both April 10 and 11 courses are ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) Exam. A tour of TRI’s geosynthetic testing facility will be included for providing relevant insight into the testing side of CQA.
Geosynthetic Certification Institute: Inspectors certification program (GCI-ICP) exam
April 12, 2019
The GCI-ICP, overseen by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), provides a comprehensive understanding to those professionals who are preparing CQA/CQC plans, performing CQA/CQC observations and tests, and reviewing field CQA/CQC procedures.
Who should attend?
These short courses are designed for specifying/design/consulting/certifying engineers, construction/quality assurance providers, project managers, manufacturers, installers/contractors, third-party inspectors and regulators
The ability to provide expert construction QA/QC of geosynthetics creates revenue-generating services for an engineering consulting and design practice. These courses represent a growth area in engineering and construction—and they are skills still underrepresented in the larger engineering industry despite their need. Each student will be provided a certificate of course completion, suitable for use in proposals and statements of qualifications for CQA/ CQC work. These courses offer unique training programs that provide a wonderful opportunity for professional growth and business development.
Where to stay in Austin, Texas
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites: +1 (800) 315 2621
- Extended StayAmerica Austin–Southwest: +1 (512) 892 4272
- Sonesta Bee Cave Austin: +1 (512) 483 5900
Please book early to ensure you have a room at a reasonable rate.
For more information or to register, click here.