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Webinar – Best Practices for Geomembrane Penetration and Attachment Details – April 11

News | March 21, 2024 | By:

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is presenting the webinar – Best Practices for Geomembrane Penetration and Attachment Details – on April 11 at noon CDT. It is free to industry professionals and students, a 1.0 PDH is available, and you can register here.

Pre-recordings are also available:

April 12, 2024 at Noon AEST (Pre-recorded – Australia)

April 12, 2024 at Noon CAT (Pre-recorded – South Africa)

April 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. JST (Pre-recorded – Japan)

This webinar will address one of the most important but generally overlooked aspects of geomembrane design and installation – penetrations, anchoring and attachments to structures. Details of the most accepted attachment methods will be presented along with site photos of construction/installation means and methods. Additionally, NDT QC and CQA methods including electrical leak, spark, vacuum, and mechanical will be addressed.

The presenters are Patrick Elliott (Viaflex), Ron Frobel (R. K. Frobel & Associates) and Matthew Kemnitz (Leak Location Services, Inc.).

Patrick Elliott is the director of installation services at Colorado Lining International (CLI), a Viaflex Company. Viaflex is a leading manufacturer of high-performance geomembranes providing full-scale conversion, custom fabrication, design-build solutions, and certified installation of geosynthetics. Pat and his team are active members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) and the FGI. He has a multitude of industry experience and understands the liner business from the ground up with over 25 years in geosynthetics installation.

Ron Frobel is a registered professional engineer and owner/principal of R. K. Frobel & Associates Consulting Engineers. With more than 30 years experience as an internationally recognized technical specialist in the field of geosynthetics, Ron’s technical expertise is provided in the design, application, testing, installation, forensics and development of geosynthetic materials. 

Matthew Kemnitz is the president of Leak Location Services, Inc. which has surveyed over half a billion square feet of geomembrane at almost 4,000 project sites around the globe, ranging in size from one to over 200 acres and covering all aspects of the survey. This vast experience has provided Matt with the valuable training to fully understand the various aspects of the leak location survey methods. 

Learn more about the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute here.

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