The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) webinar – Certified Welding Technician Program and International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) Collaboration – will take place September 12, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is presented by Laurie Honnigford (IAGI) and Todd Harman (Hallaton), is free to industry professionals and students, a 1.0 PDH credit is available, and you can register here Pre-recordings are also available: September 13, 2023 at Noon AEST (Pre-recorded – Australia); September 13, 2023 at Noon CAT (Pre-recorded – South Africa); September 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. JST (Pre-recorded – Japan).
This webinar will describe IAGI and its two main activities: Certified Welding Technician (CWT) and Approved Installation Contractor (AIC). In addition, the webinar will focus on the collaboration between IAGI and FGI that has been occurring over the last year and planned for the future.
Honnigford has more than 25 years of non-profit association management experience with the majority of the time spent in the geosynthetics field. During her career she has held a variety of leadership roles and has handled numerous high-profile association projects. She has held executive-level positions in a number of organizations, and 20 years ago she started her own association management company. Honnigford has managed the day-to-day operations of several associations throughout this time.
Harman is the president and founder of Hallaton Environmental Linings, a geosynthetics installation company headquartered in Maryland. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Washington College in 1984, Harman began his career in geosynthetics working with a Mirafi representative in Baltimore selling products to engineers and architects, as well as writing material specifications and handling distributors. In 1986, he became a partner in Hallaton Pty., Ltd., Australia, marketing erosion and geosynthetic materials internationally. He founded Hallaton, Inc. in 1993 and is currently serving his third term as president of IAGI.