FGI expands Summer Internship Program

November 28th, 2017

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) expanded its Summer Internship Program to three companies and six interns during the summer of 2017. The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the geosynthetics field and civil engineering construction, and to provide a connection between […]

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Register now!: GMA and FGI present free webinar on fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 1st, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will offer the webinar “Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes” discussing the types of geomembranes that can be fabricated in the factory and subsequently transported to the field for installation and testing. The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. EST and […]

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GMA and FGI present webinar on fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

October 10th, 2017

On Nov. 7, 2017, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GFI) will offer the webinar “Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes” discussing the types of geomembranes that can be fabricated in the factory and subsequently transported to the field for installation and testing. The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. EST and […]

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FGI short course in civil engineering upcoming

September 11th, 2017

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will offer the short course “Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications” on Oct. 27, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The short course, presented in partnership with The Ohio State University, Owens Corning Science and Technology, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department […]

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FGI Award to Hilts Consulting

October 6th, 2016

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign), presented its inaugural Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award to the Yorba Linda, Calif.-based Hilts Consulting Group Inc. The award was presented April 11, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla. during the Geo-Americas conference. The FGI Award provides recognition for engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes […]

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FGI initiates summer internship program

September 20th, 2016

By Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Jennifer Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), based at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has concluded its first student internship program. The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the field of geosynthetics and to provide […]

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Minnesota geomembrane durability study

August 1st, 2016

More than 20 years ago, the founders of the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) and the succeeding entity, the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) set out to test materials that were in actual field use. They wanted to exhume numerous samples for testing on a periodic basis without ruining the integrity of the installed primary liner system. […]

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