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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

GMA News | May 2, 2019 | By:

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The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y.

The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is to provide attendees with an enhanced working knowledge of the current state of practice, and standard of care, relating to the proper design, construction and CQA of double-lined landfills that provide for environmentally sound disposal of solid waste. Participants will be provided with an overview of the appropriate project considerations in the context of current national practice that are relevant for both natural and geosynthetic construction materials used in the design and construction of waste containment systems. It is important that professionals in the field be aware of how the latest technical understandings are integrated into the state-of-the-practice for waste containment system design, material specification and construction. Participants will be provided with an overview of the current solid waste management regulations as they pertain to landfills in New York State, as well as the most-recent CQA advances in electrical leak location technology and methods. This seminar was developed to present concise, yet comprehensive coverage of the latest critical understandings of technologies and methods used to design, construct and close waste containment facilities.

The seminar will be beneficial to landfill design engineers, construction supervisors, landfill owners and operators, regulatory agency staff, and public works and municipal engineers. This seminar is developed to benefit both the experienced as well as newly hired practitioners in the field of waste containment design and construction.

The seminar costs $150 for government employees and $225 for nongovernment employees. Participation includes 12 professional development hours.

The seminar will be taught by Richard Thiel, president of Thiel Engineering; Abigail Gilson, senior engineer with TRI/Environmental Inc.; and Robert Phaneuf, P.E., assistant director of the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Materials Management.

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