Short Course: Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies

  • 18 Feb, 2016
  • geoamericas2016
  • Allan Breitenbach, Daren Laine, exposed geomembranes, Fabricated Geomembrane Institute, FGI, floating covers, Gary Zych, GCLs, GeoAmericas 2016, Geomembranes, IGS, International Geosynthetics Society, Leak Location Services, LLSI, mining, mining engineering, Sam Allen, slope stability, slope stabilization, Tim Stark,

Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies - GeoAmericas 2016 Short CourseGeoAmericas 2016 will hold a series of high-quality engineering short courses on April 10 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. One of the afternoon, half-day short courses is “Current Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies.” The session will be led by Dr. Timothy D. Stark (University of Illinois), who will be joined by Allan Breitenbach (AB Engineering), Gary Zych (AEP), Andrew Mills (Layfield), Sam Allen (TRI/Environmental), and Daren Laine (Leak Location Services).

The team-taught containment technologies course, worth 4 PDHs, will address containment in mining, coal combustion residual (CCR) management, exposed geomembrane applications, and floating cover systems. Mining case histories will be used to illustrate design, construction, and stabilization of lined fills.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Base lining system configurations
  • Slope stability
  • Anchor trenches and slope benches
  • Overfilling
  • Differential settlement
  • Liner system protection
  • Final cover systems

Regarding exposed geomembranes, instructors will target design issues such as runoff, chaffing and other mechanical abrasion, penetrations, wind, anchorage, and durability.

Best floating cover practices will focus on simple covers, cable tensioned, defined sump, evaporation control, insulated, and biogas collection covers.

Online Registration is now closed. But we are accepting registrations on site. See you in Miami!


A version of this story first appeared on Geosynthetica, which is the official publication of GeoAmericas 2016.

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