Fabricated Geomembrane InstituteST PAUL, Minn. – A course on “Advances and Current Trends for Mining” is planned for May 21, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT. This day-long course will be taught by 21 industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing personnel. Dr. Timothy D. Stark will lead the course and act as moderator. There will be an extensive network of professionals from which participants can draw knowledge and experience. The day will be packed with practical information that you can implement into your projects immediately.

Speakers at the conference include Otis Willoughby on Current and Emerging Regulatory Issues, J. Pilz & Rio Rinto on Geomembrane Selection for Mining Applications, Daren Laine on Leak Location with Fabricated Geomembranes and a hands-on welding and testing demonstration with Frank Sinclair and Steve Hobbs. Dr. Stark will present on Coal Combustion Residuals, Bill Shehane on Oil Spills, Development, and Production, and John Heap on Canals, Reservoirs and Irrigation Ponds. Many other speakers will also present during the course. A list of speakers and the entire schedule is available at www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is sponsoring this event. Registration is free until April 30, 2012. After April 30, 2012, Industry Professionals will be charged $99 and Government Officials will be charged $49. Students are welcome free of charge. The course will be held at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Participants are eligible for seven (7) professional development hours. To register for this event, go to fgislc.eventbright.com.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute is affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Timothy D. Stark is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an expertise in Geotechnical and Geosynthetics Engineering. Dr. Stark has been teaching, researching, and consulting on geosynthetics, stability of manmade slopes, and design of waste containment facilities for about 20 years. The FGI is an industry-sponsored institute at the University of Illinois focused on advancing the use of fabricated geomembranes through education, research, and technology transfer.

For more information on the FGI, contact Dr. Stark at +1 217 333 7394 or tstark@illinois.edu.


Laurie Honnigford
FGI Representative
+1 651 554 1895