Fabricated Geomembrane Institute to hold short course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance”

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A course on “Best Practices for Water Containment and Conveyance” is planned for September 19, 2014 in Greeley, CO. This day-long course will be taught by industry professionals from academia, contractors, engineers, installers and third party testing personnel. This course will cover valuable information pertinent the proper design, specification and construction of water related applications. Dr. Timothy D. Stark will lead the course and act as moderator. There will be an extensive network of industry professionals from which participants can draw knowledge and experience. The day will be packed with practical information that participants can implement into their projects immediately.

Speakers at the conference include Doug MacDonald, Aqua Engineering, on design and construction of water storage facilities, and Phil Carter, City of Greeley, will be presenting on current water trends and issues.  Stan Slifer and Pat Elliot will talk about geomembrane applications and proper installation. Many other speakers will also present during the course. A complete list of speakers and the entire schedule is available at www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com.

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is sponsoring this event. Registration for Industry Professionals is $49 until September 5, 2014 and government employees and students are welcome free of charge. The course will be held at the Island Grove Events Center in Greeley, CO. Participants are eligible for seven  professional development hours.  To register for this event, go to fgi-greeley.eventbrite.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 more than 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.

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