FGI offering webinar on Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Mining Applications

May 4th, 2022

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute will be hosting a webinar on the use of geosynthetic clay liners May 12. This presentation by Christopher Bareither, Ph.D. Colorado State University, will focus on the use of GCLs in mining applications. The discussion will highlight laboratory testing to assess mechanical and hydraulic behavior of GCLs. In addition, common design […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute issues guideline for desert installation of fabricated geomembrane panels

December 28th, 2021

Fabricated geomembranes at a lithium mine in Chile. Photograph courtesy of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has issued this guideline to provide recommendations for installation and maintenance of fabricated geomembrane panels in desert environments, such as desert mining applications in North and South America. Guidelines for deploying geomembranes in elevated temperature […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to host webinar on using geomembranes for coal ash

November 1st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Use of Geomembranes in CCR Landfills,” on Nov. 11, at noon CDT. Watching the webinar carries 1 professional development hour (PDH). This presentation will cover the use of geomembranes in providing base liners for coal combustion residuals (CCR […]

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FGI to host webinar on geosynthetics and stability for heap leaching and tailings dams

September 16th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. CDT. The webinar will discuss the use of geosynthetics and bottom liner systems in heap leach pads and tailings storage areas. This is important because tailing ponds […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute offering sponsorships on webinars

August 2nd, 2021

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is now offering an opportunity for member companies to sponsor upcoming FGI webinars. The FGI webinars have become popular in the geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering community. FGI is drawing hundreds of registrants to its live webinars each month, while presenting innovative technical content.  To sponsor a webinar, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-fgi-webinar-sponsorship-tickets-133145231973. Webinar Sponsorship includes the following: […]

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Modular geosynthetics construction

April 1st, 2021

By Edward J. Silva, T. D. Stark and Duff Simbeck Modular construction is a process in which a building or other item is constructed primarily off-site; under controlled factory conditions; and using the same design, materials, equipment, testing and construction quality control and assurance (CQC/CQA) techniques as a field-constructed facility—but usually in about one-half the […]

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FGI holds biennial meeting and introduces officers, board

March 11th, 2021

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) held its Biennial Membership Meeting on Feb. 24, during the 2021 Virtual Geosynthetics Conference. The meeting was attended by 26 people. During the membership meeting, the newly elected FGI officers and board of directors were introduced to begin their two-year terms. Before introducing […]

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Impermeable geomembrane for a Baltimore reservoir cofferdam

February 22nd, 2021

Druid Hill Reservoir is a one-billion-gallon (55-acre) potable water storage reservoir that supplies Baltimore, Md., and surrounding counties. Druid Hill Reservoir was constructed between 1863 and 1871 and is one of the largest earthen dammed lakes in North America. In 1971 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of […]

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FGI to host webinar on geomembrane attachment and penetration design and installation

January 21st, 2021

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geomembrane Attachment and Penetration Design and Installation,” on February 4, at 11 a.m. CST. The webinar is free to industry professional and students, and 1 PDH is available. The webinar will provide an overview of industry norms for sealing and attaching of geomembrane liners to pipe […]

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FGI offers webinar on the Yeager Airport RSS failure

December 15th, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar, “Yeager Airport RSS Failure: Forensic Limit Equilibrium and FLAC Analyses,” on Jan. 14, 2021, at Noon CST. The webinar is free to industry professionals and students, and 1.0 professional development hour (PDH) is available. This webinar will discuss the forensic limit equilibrium and continuum deformation analyses used […]

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