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GSI Webinar – Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils – October 12

News, Webinars | September 29, 2022 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils,” on October 12, 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.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn the analytic methodology of calculating FS-values for veneer soil stability as exemplified in landfill liner and cover soils. The process utilizes limit equilibrium techniques common to geotechnical engineering. Its adaptations to geosynthetic engineering will be seen to be straightforward. The ultimate objective is a safe and secure veneer cover soil system in landfill and related applications. The technique is also appropriate in solving many transportation and infrastructure situations as well.


1. Appreciate the number and idiosyncrasies of veneer cover soil failures

2. Understand the analytic technique of limit equilibrium as it applies to soils and geosynthetics for this application

3. Learn about situations which decrease cover soil stability

4. Learn about situations which increase cover soil stability

5. Understand the implications of defined and recommended FS-values

Intended audiences

Public and private owners/operators of landfills, heap leach mining operations, combustion coal residuals and related solid waste facilities; consultants and designers in the public and private sector; regulators and agency personnel at the federal, state and local levels; geosynthetic manufacturers and their representatives; geotechnical and geosynthetic testing organization personnel; contractors and installers of liner and cover systems; academic and research groups; and others desiring technically related information on this important aspect of our constructed environment.

Specific Topics

1. Introduction to Topic

2. Geotechnical Considerations

3. Destabilization of Veneer Slopes

4. Stabilization of Veneer Slopes

5. Summary of 9-Numeric Examples

6. Conclusions and Recommendations

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.

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