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From 6 – 10 December 2021, TRI Environmental will host the next Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training. The live, digital format and half-day sessions are ideal for balancing professional development with busy schedules.

CQA Week’s online training offers three courses that focus on in-demand skills in waste management engineering and construction. Also, the education offers the option to take the GCI-ICP certification exams for geosynthetic installation and compacted clay liner (CCL) construction.

Regardless of whether one seeks GCI-ICP 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 November 24!

THE SCHEDULE

  • December 6: Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment (LISA)
  • December 7 – 8: Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations
  • December 9 – 10: Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation
  • December 10 (afternoon): GCI – ICP Exam

ALL CLASSES run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT), except for the December 10 morning class on CCLs and GCLs. That course will end ~11:00 am to give attendees time to transition into the GCI-ICP exams. The GCI-ICP exams will be offered from 12:00 – 3:30 pm on December 10, with the Geosynthetics Section testing 12:00 – 2:00 pm and the Compacted Clay Section testing 2:30 – 3:30 pm.

For more information, contact Sam Allen, sallen@tri-env.com, +1 512 615 4415.

CQA WEEK ONLINE TRAINING

Liner Integrity Survey/Assessment Training
December 6, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Liner Integrity Survey is a state-of-the-art, nondestructive method of locating leaks in installed geomembranes. The equipment used to perform these electrical leak location (ELL) surveys are rooted in geophysical measurement techniques. ELL methods test exposed and soil- or water-covered geomembranes. TRI’s training course disseminates the theoretical and practical knowledge required to employ and, importantly, to specify the quality of ELL 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
December 7 – 8, 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 can 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
December 9 – 10, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Note: Class will end at ~11:00 am on December 10 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 can 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
December 10, 12:00 – 3:30 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 December 10. 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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