Geosynthetics CQA is a key component to the effectiveness of the materials and their role in long-term service lives and the economical performance of infrastructure. CQA, like manufacturing quality controls and expert installation, ensures that facilities go into service in as ideal a condition as possible. CQA practices have even created zero-leak installations (e.g., the massive Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station ponds).
CQA Week is a chance for engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders to increase their awareness of and expertise with geosynthetic and affiliated compacted clay liner installations. Sessions have been held in Australia, the Philippines, Canada, and at multiple sites in the United States.
The next available training sessions will be 2 – 6 November 2015 in Austin, Texas. TRI/Environmental, Inc., the organizer of the event, will host the gathering at its Austin campus, which includes on-site lined test pits for those taking part in the leak location training and certification courses.
The course and certification schedule:
- November 2 – 3: Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment (LISA) Training
- November 3: Level 2 ELIS Exam
- November 4: Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations
- November 5: Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Compacted Clay Liner Installation
- November 6: GCI-ICP Certification Exams
Instructors for CQA Week include:
- Abigail Beck, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
- Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
- Dr. Robert Gilbert, P.E – The University of Texas at Austin
- Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
- Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant
- Jeffrey Blum – Senior Project Manager for Weaver Consultants Group
For engineering companies of all sorts, and particularly for firms interacting with the waste management or mining sectors, CQA Week offers an exceptional opportunity to add depth and new revenue channels to your work.
LISA training and CQA of geosynthetics complement and expand opportunities for engineering consulting
and design practice. CQA Week participants will be provided a certificate of course completion, suitable
for use in proposals and statements of qualifications for CQC/CQA work. These unique programs provide
professional growth and multiple business development opportunities.