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Contamination Expo Series 2017 @ ExCeL London
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

The Contamination Expo Series 2017 (September 27 – 28, London) offers six interrelated events:

  • Geotechnical Expo
  • Land Remediation Expo
  • Spill Response Expo
  • Hazardous Materials Expo
  • Nuclear Decom Expo
  • Clean Air Technology Expo

(and look for the button for free tickets)

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Furthermore, the Contamination Expo Series is co-located with the Flood Expo and the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo. This gives attendees extraordinary opportunities to network with professionals from these critical engineering sectors, view the latest materials for advancing infrastructure, and discover new services.

Companies participating across these events include Cofra, Concrete Canvas, Gripple, Huesker, Propex, TenCate, Terram, Thrace Group, and many others with geosynthetics expertise.

Each Expo also offer high-level seminars and other educational opportunities. For example, on September 27, Lee Church of Concrete Canvas will speak on composite mats in civil engineering; Stephen Hancock of Terram will speak on flood control; and John Wortelboer of TenCate Geosynthetics BV will speak on how sediments can help prevent flooding.

Learn about more in the Contamination Series Expo digital show guide.


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.

Learn more and register: