Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liners and GCLs

CQA Week - Dirty Boots - Compacted clay and GCLsConstruction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liners and GCLs focuses on the installation of compacted clay and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). Special emphasis will be given to establishing rationale and standard operating procedures for field inspections, documentation of test and visual observations, and implementation of CQA plans. This April 27 training is a stand-alone, one-day course but also serves as the second half of two days of related CQA/CQC field training offered during CQA Week (24 – 28 April 2017, Austin, Texas).

The course is also part of preparing for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam, which is offered on April 28.

Gain comprehensive understanding of:

  • Preparing CQC/CQA plans
  • Reviewing CQC/CQA plans
  • Performing CQC/CQA observations and tests
  • Reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures

Part one of the training (April 26), Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations, focuses on installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing.

Held twice annually, the first geosynthetics CQA Week events of 2017 will be held April 24 – 28. The gathering provides engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders an opportunity to increase their awareness of and expertise with geosynthetic and affiliated compacted clay liner installations. This includes training opportunities in the performance of electrical leak location (ELL) surveys, CQA for different installation scenarios, a tour of a geosynthetics testing laboratory, hands on training in on-site test cells, and more.

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