Minnesota geomembrane durability study expanded

January 31, 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 …

FGI expands Summer Internship Program

November 28, 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 …

FGI initiates summer internship program

September 20, 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 …