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Registration is open for waste containment system design seminar

Events, GMA News | June 4, 2020 | By:

Sept. 15–16, 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Syracuse, N.Y.

This technical training opportunity will provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula. Various design approaches and details will be discussed to show how they either hinder or promote the long-term stability of the soil cover.

PDH credits
There will be 13 PDHs offered for New York State professional engineering continuing education credits for participating in this unique technical learning event. Attendance for the full duration of this seminar is required to receive the 13 PDH credits.

Who should attend?
Landfill design engineers, construction supervisors, landfill owners and operators, regulatory agency staff and public works and municipal engineers will all benefit from this seminar. This seminar is uniquely developed to benefit both the experienced as well as newly hired practitioners in the field of waste containment design and construction.

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About the instructors

Principal Instructor, Robert (Bob) Mackey, P.E. BCEE, Principal, S2L, Incorporated. Mackey is a past chair of ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics with 35 plus years of solid waste facility design experience. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, ASCE Continuing Education course instructor and ABET program evaluator for civil/environmental engineering programs.

Electrical Leak Detection Instructor, Abigail Gilson, P.E., Senior Engineer, TRI Environmental, Inc. has more than seventeen years of diverse civil engineering experience and is a registered civil engineer in multiple states including New York, where she resides. She spent the first part of her career as a containment facility design engineer and joined TRI in 2012 to focus solely on the implementation and innovation of electrical leak location technologies. She has more than 14 years and 160 million square feet of electrical leak location experience. Her contribution to the field of electrical leak location includes numerous published technical papers, educational seminars, presentations worldwide, and chairing the ASTM committee for the recent revisions and additions to the ASTM Standard Guide and Practices.

Regulatory Instructor, Robert Phaneuf, P.E.assistant director of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Materials Management, Albany, N.Y., has worked in the field of solid waste management in a regulatory oversight role for over 40 years. Phaneuf’s primary duties have included formulation of statewide solid and hazardous waste management policy and regulation including supervision of technical and administrative evaluations of applications to construct and operate solid and hazardous waste management facilities throughout New York State. Since 1988, Phaneuf has been a key member of the division’s rule-making team for the state’s solid waste management regulations.

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