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FGI – Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications Short Course @ The Ohio Union
Oct 27 all-day

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) has organized a one-day short course on Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications. The event will take place 27 October 2017 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. The course will cover valuable information pertinent the proper design, specification and construction of a variety of civil engineering applications such as water resources, containment, dams, roadways, landfills, coal combustion residuals and more.

FGI Announces Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications Short Course

Dr. Timothy D. Stark will lead the course and act as moderator. Scheduled topics and speakers include:

  • Importance and Scarcity of Water Resources – Allison MacKay, Ohio State University
  • Permitting and Emerging Issues with Surface Water – Mark Stump, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Storm Water Permitting & Management – Jason Fyffe, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Permitting Geosynthetic Liner Systems for Water Resource Projects – Doug Evans, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Geosynthetics in Water Containment & Conveyance: Materials & Selection Criteria – Boyd Ramsey, Ramsey Consulting
  • Columbus Reservoir Project – Joe Troxell, S&ME
  • Welding Demonstration – Dave McLaury, Demtech
  • Geosynthetics in Ohio Roadway Projects – Chris Merklin, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Containment for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) – Gary Zych, AEP
  • Geomembrane Wrinkles & Leak Location Surveys – Brian Queen, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Elevated Temperate in Containment Applications – Tim Stark, University of Illinois
  • Use of MSE Walls Backfilled with Lightweight Cellular – Daniel Pradel, Ohio State of University

ALSO: On the evening of October 26, Owens Corning will conduct a tour of its Innovation Laboratory. A reception and dinner are included in the registration fee. Attendees will pick up a shuttle bus at the Ohio EPA office.

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Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day

The biennial Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) offers international, comprehensive, critical content and research. Topics for the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 include:

  • Enhanced Landfill Temperature
  • Leachate / Condensate Management
  • Landfill Gas / Landfill Gas Management
  • Gas Collection & System Managment
  • Leachate Treatment: Strategies, Case Studies
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Landfill Operations
  • Coal Combustion Residuals
  • Emergency Regulatory Issues for MSW Landfills

Logo: Global Waste Management Symposium 2018

GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, their engineers, and the consultants and vendors within the waste management communities. Participating stakeholders include:

  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Local / State / Federal Agencies
  • Researchers
  • Waste Service Companies
  • Vendors / Suppliers
  • Trade Organizations
  • Solid Waste Generators
  • Students

Conference Co-Chairs:
Morton A. Barlaz, North Carolina State University;
Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia; and
Bryan F. Staley, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Learn more about the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 opportunities, program, social events, and registration at