Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updates PVC geomembrane specification

September 30th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updated its Material Specification for New PVC Geomembranes, previously referred to as PGI 1104 and FGI 1117.  The new specification, FGI 9119, addresses camber or layflat, film gloss, shore hardness, and color deviation within a manufactured lot. The new specification introduces the FGI circumference test which measures the roll circumference […]

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FGI course addresses emerging topics in geosynthetics in Bogota, Colombia

August 22nd, 2019

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) presented a one-day short course at the Sheraton Bogota Hotel in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 12, 2019. The short course was offered in collaboration with Filmtex, a geomembrane manufacturing company headquartered in Bogota, and the Colombian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). […]

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FGI to host webinar on temporary landfill covers

August 21st, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Temporary Landfill Covers: Design and Construction,” on Sept. 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. This webinar will focus primarily on prefabricated landfill covers and associated ballast systems. More specifically, it will provide a brief introduction into the geomembrane fabrication and installation processes, typical applications […]

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FGI offers PDH credit for webinars

July 18th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has created a program that provides engineers with one professional development hour (PDH) of credit for each FGI webinar that is viewed from the FGI Online Webinar Library. The FGI currently has 13 webinars in its online library and is offering an additional four live webinars this year: CCR Regulations […]

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FGI presents engineering innovation award to York

April 12th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas on Feb. 12, 2019, during the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The first, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Specifying Fabricated Geomembranes, was presented to J. C. York, P.E., of […]

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FGI announces new officers and board of director members

March 8th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on February 12, at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019. The FGI’s membership meeting was attended by 57 people. In addition to introducing the new officers and directors, Timothy D. Stark, FGI technical director and […]

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FGI to present GCL shear testing webinar

February 26th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a webinar “GCL Shear Testing,” on February 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. The webinar is free to student and industry professionals. In this presentation, Chris Bareither, P.E., Ph.D., will discuss the internal and interface shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). General topics covered will […]

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Minnesota geomembrane durability study expanded

January 31st, 2019

More than twenty years ago, the founders of the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) and the succeeding entity Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) set out to evaluate the long-term durability of geomembranes in actual field use. They wanted to exhume numerous samples of exposed geomembranes for testing on a periodic basis without ruining the integrity of the […]

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FGI offers webinar on shear testing

December 17th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar “Geosynthetic Interface Shear Testing,” on Jan. 22, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT. In this presentation, Robert Swan of Drexel University will discuss the different methods of measuring geosynthetic interface shear strength, describe industry standard test methods and explore the accreditation process for laboratories […]

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FGI accepting applications for engineering innovation award

November 30th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award was created to recognize engineers who have creatively used fabricated geomembranes to successfully fulfill a client/owner’s needs, including technical requirements, scheduling and budget. Today’s engineers are working to solve environmental issues on a global scale. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s (FGI’s) Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award competition pays tribute to […]

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