The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials,” on August 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations.
Participants of this webinar will be exposed to the plethora of geosynthetic drainage materials that are currently available vis-à-vis the various applications that they service. Design and testing issues will be illustrated and explained. Methods of field connections and attachments will be described, particularly the use of plastic cable ties. Successful field projects, as well as four unsuccessful ones, will be illustrated in the context of “lessons learned”.
1. Understand various types and differences of geosynthetic drainage materials
2. Understand the many applications where these drainage products are used
3. Learn the essential test methods for design as counterpointed to the applications
4. Learn how to properly accomplish connections and attachments
5. Be exposed to successful and unsuccessful field projects using geosynthetic drainage materials
6. Learn how to test plastic cable ties insofar as installation is concerned
• Consulting engineers and designers involved in the controlled flow of all types of liquids and even gases
• Geosynthetic and soils testing laboratory personnel
• Field CQA and CQC personnel for both materials and installation practices
• Owners and operators of solid and liquid waste facilities as well as many other public facilities
• Federal, state and local regulators in both environmental and transportation sectors of their respective mandates
1. Overview and Applications
2. Properties and Design Considerations
3. Installation Connections and Attachments
4. Several Field Case Histories
5. Test Results on Plastic Cable Ties
6. Recommendations and Conclusion
Webinars cost $200.00 for GSI and GMA members, and $250.00 for nonmembers. Successful completion of a multiple-choice test after the webinar carries 1.5 professional development hours (PDH). For more information or to register, visit the GSI webinar webpage.