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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FGI presents US EPA reconsideration of CCR regulations impacting the geosynthetics industry webinar

September 23rd, 2020

This webinar, on Oct 8, 2020 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT, will discuss a series of proposed and finalized amendments scheduled in 2020 to rules promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to the Coal Combustion Residuals Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Rule (CCR rule). The 2020 amendments seek to comply to with the USWAG […]

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FGI to host webinar on floating cover systems

January 31st, 2020

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Floating Cover Systems for Reservoirs and Ponds,” on Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. CST. This webinar will discuss the different types of floating cover systems available for various reservoirs and ponds. In particular, this webinar will discuss the design, factory fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of […]

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FGI CCR short course addresses current regulations and solutions

December 16th, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a short course in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2019, at the Center City Building to a sold-out crowd. The short course was organized by the FGI and was offered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).   […]

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FGI to host webinar on factory fabrication, installation and testing of geomembranes

November 27th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Factory Fabrication, Installation and Testing of Geomembranes,” on Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 p.m. CST. Please note the late start time, as this webinar will be simultaneously broadcast in Australia in collaboration with the Australian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society This webinar will […]

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FGI offers PDH for webinar viewing

November 6th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that offers engineers one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 17 webinars in its online library. A PDH certificate will be issued to anyone who attends a live webinar […]

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