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From 10 – 14 May 2021, TRI Environmental will hold the twice-yearly Geosynthetica CQA Week online training. The live, digital format has been a quick success, with December’s event having hosted more professionals than any CQA Week in the last 15 years.

CQA Week’s online training provides a convenient format with thorough education. The three courses focus on in-demand skills in waste management engineering and construction. The half-day morning sessions help students balance the education with their busy work schedules. They even have the option to take the GCI-ICP certification exams.

Regardless of whether they seek certification, all participants will be provided a certificate of course completion that is suitable for use in proposals and statements of qualifications for CQC/CQA work.

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NOTE: The Early-Bird Registration Deadline for Best Rate is April 28!

THE SCHEDULE

  • May 10: Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment (LISA)
  • May 11 – 12: Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations
  • May 13 – 14: Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation
  • May 14: GCI – ICP Exam

ALL CLASSES run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT). The GCI-ICP exam will be offered from 1:00 – 4:30 pm on May 14, with the Geosynthetics Section testing 1:00 – 3:00 pm and the Compacted Clay Section testing 3:15 – 4:30 pm.

For more information, contact Sam Allen, sallen@tri-env.com, +1 512 263 2101 ext. 138.

THE GEOSYNTHETCS CQA TRAINING COURSES

Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment Training
May 10, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Liner Integrity Survey (Electrical Leak Location) is a state-of-the-art, nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. LIS equipment, rooted in geophysical measurement techniques, tests exposed and soil or water-covered geomembranes. TRI’s training course disseminates the theoretical and practical knowledge required to employ and specify the quality of LIS methods and equipment.

The Liner Integrity Surveys/Assessments (LISA) class provides the most up-to-date information on survey methods and standards (e.g., ASTM). It is ideal for design engineers, CQA firms, site owners, and regulators interested in specifying and employing this service.

Dipole Survey

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations
May 11 – 12, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations course focuses on installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing. The course may be taken singly or as a package with the other course on Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner & GCL Installation (see below). Each course presents material that complements the other. They are designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper CQC and CQA procedures at waste containment facilities.

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. A broad appreciation for the manufacture and installation of containment facility materials will be provided. The courses provide ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam.

Gain comprehensive understanding of:

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

Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner & GCL Installation
May 13 – 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm*

Note: Class will end early on May 14 to allow transition time before the GCI-ICP Exam

This Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner & GCL Installation focuses on the installation of compacted clay and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). The course may be taken singly or as a package with the other geosynthetics CQA course on Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations (see above). Each course presents material that complements the other. They are designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper CQC and CQA procedures at waste containment facilities.

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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. A broad appreciation for the manufacture and installation of containment facility materials will be provided.

The courses provide ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam.

Gain comprehensive understanding of:

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

GCI-ICP Certification
May 14, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Geosynthetics CQA course students will be allowed to sit for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute-Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) exam on the afternoon of May 14. All exam-interested students MUST REGISTER with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and pay GSI’s certification fee before the test. TRI does NOT collect this fee. Contact GSI (+1 610 522 8440) for more information.  The fee that TRI collects related to the exam is only for the proxy service.

The GCI-ICP exam has two portions: Geosynthetics and Compacted Clay Liners. Students will be given two hours to take each test. One must answer correctly 70% of the questions on each exam in order to be gain certification in that area. Only one correct answer is possible for each question. The test is a multiple-choice test. Students must choose the correct answer (and only one answer) for each question.

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