FGI webinar – Mobilized Interface Strengths on Geosynthetic Lined Slopes – October 18

October 13th, 2022

A webinar on Mobilized Interface Strengths on Geosynthetic Lined Slopes will take place on October 18 at noon CDT; noon October 19 AEST pre-recorded (Australia); October 19 noon CAT pre-recorded (South Africa); and 5 p.m. JST pre-recorded (Japan). The presenter is Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E. It is free to students and industry professionals, a […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 announces Robert M. Koerner lecture: A conversation with J. P. Giroud

October 1st, 2022

Few names in the geosynthetics industry hold as much history as Koerner and Giroud. The Geosynthetic Materials Association has named J. P. Giroud, Ph.D., the recipient of the 2022–2023 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. This momentous occasion will create a unique opportunity for attendees at the Geosynthetics Conference 2023.  Start making plans now […]

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PVC geomembrane specifications for South American lithium mining

June 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 A covered pond with a PVC geomembrane (left) that complies with Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) specifications. A second pond (right) is already filled with lithium brine. Lithium, one of the raw materials in various batteries, is the element powering the technological revolution over the past 30 years that has led to people having […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to stage webinar on textured geomembrane/nonwoven geotextile interfaces

January 3rd, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group Ltd. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will present a webinar, “Behavior of Textured Geomembrane–Nonwoven Geotextile Interfaces,” on Jan. 13, 2022, beginning at noon CST. The webinar is free for industry professionals and students, and 1 professional development hour (PDH) is available. The webinar will provide insight into the post-peak strength […]

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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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