The Geosynthetic Institute’s Drs. Bob Koerner and George Koerner will lead a special online short course 3 – 5 October 2017 on QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities. Worth 8 PDHs, the course will take place in two 90-minute blocks on each day (11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

CQA Workshop at Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference
Photo by NAUE Geosynthetics and Global Synthetics


GSI writes:

This online course is focused on the quality assurance and quality control of geosynthetics as utilized in permanent and/or critical waste containment applications. Specifications and testing are emphasized and demonstrated accordingly. It focuses on both the manufactured geosynthetics and on the installation processes. Applications are mainly in the waste containment area (e.g., landfills and surface impoundments), but applicability to ponds/reservoirs, canals, shale gas plays, coal combustion residuals, heap leach pads, etc., are also addressed.

The six presentation will target:

  • Waste issues, regulations and geosynthetics
  • Geomembrane manufacturing, specifications and testing
  • Geomembrane placement and field testing
  • Geosynthetic clay liners
  • Geosynthetic drainage systems
  • Other geosynthetics, clay liners and documentation

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The course provides the latest information on manufacturing and installation of all types of geosynthetics. It follows closely the U.S. EPA Technical Guidance Document (EPA/600R-93/18) of the same title as the course. Included are manufacturing QA and QC, as well as construction QA and QC. The course is very descriptive with numerous example situations, case histories, and test methods/procedures. Power point slides of the entire course are provided.
SEE ALSO: George Koerner on Exposed Geomembrane Performance
Course Registration Fee:

  • GSI Members – $750
  • Non Members – $1,000

GSI Certification: If certification under the Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) is desired, a separate registration and examination is required. See or contact Jamie Koerner at for details.