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 to host geosynthetics in civil engineering applications short course in Michigan

September 24th, 2018

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will present a one-day short course on geosynthetics in civil engineering applications at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Mich., on Oct. 24. The short course will cover water resources, waste containment, secondary containment, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals (CCRs), and more. Organized by Timothy D. Stark, professor of civil and […]

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GMA and FGI to host part 2 of a webinar on the stability of geosynthetic lined slopes

May 15th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), in collaboration with the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), will present the second of this two-part, free webinar series on May 31, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will discuss the importance of geosynthetic interface strengths on slope stability, when to use peak and residual geosynthetic interface strengths, how to […]

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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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International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter News

June 1st, 2017

A busy Geotechnical Frontiers conference for IGS–NA The International Geosynthetics Society–North American (IGS–NA) Chapter annual meeting was held on March 14, 2017, at Geotechnical Frontiers in Orlando, Fla. Among the key items discussed at the meeting were the appointment of the 2017–2019 board of directors, winners of the IGS–NA photo contest, and the 2017 Educate […]

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Protecting geomembranes from animal damage

June 1st, 2017

Resisting animal and insect attacks on geomembranes is an interesting problem. Geomembrane installers and manufacturers have had numerous geomembranes damaged by bears, deer, coyotes, birds, beavers, and ground squirrels (Figures 1 and 2). In most cases, the damage is incidental to something else the animal is seeking. Deer damage the liner with their hooves trying […]

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Fox receives award for best paper from Geosynthetics International

October 26th, 2016

An Oct. 25 press release issued by Penn State announced that Patrick Fox, the John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, is the 2015 recipient of the Best Paper Award for the journal Geosynthetics International. Fox, along with Timothy Stark, a professor […]

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