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 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. A focus will be placed on providing strategies and information that can be utilized by the attendees immediately.
FGI Announces Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications Short Course
The day of education is worth 7.5 PDHs. A related tour (see end of article) is worth an additional 1.0 PDH.
Learn more and register for Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications:


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 for Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications:
To register for the tour of the Owens Corning facility, visit the main event registration page or go directly to the affiliated reg page for the tour: