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Landfill Design Considerations in the Age of Sustainable Development

APRIL 21 – 22

This training course is to advise both design engineers and regulators as to the engineering design challenges related to capacity optimization at today’s landfills. It is harder than ever to site new green field disposal facilities. As a result, many existing landfill operators seek engineering solutions to help maximize the disposal capacity of their existing landfills.

An outline of the course follows:

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Liner system
  3. Filtration and drainage
  4. Instability
    1. Liner
    2. Waste
    3. Cover
  5. Lateral and vertical expansions
  6. Landfill performance
  7. Concerns and functional longevity

In light of the new emphasis on carbon footprint, this course revisits the sustainable landfill concept. While the concept is not new, it can be viewed in terms of today’s focus on sustainability and how it relates to reduction of emissions and reducing environmental impact. This course takes a look at how landfills can achieve the goals of being environmentally friendly and cost-effective at the same time. This course will show how geosynthetics can improve landfill performance, and how they are the key to eventually fulfilling the promise of a sustainable landfill.

April 23

Optional Certification Exam: FREE

*Course Pricing

Early Bird (through February 16)
$350 – Government
$750 – Commercial, Single Registrant
$725 – Commercial, 2 Registrants
$700 – Commercial, 3+ Registrants
$295 – Marketing Course (November 19, Half Day)
$75 – GCI-ICP Exam Fee, Single Registrant
$35 – GCI-ICP Exam Fee, 2+ Registrants

After February 16
$350 – Government
$850 – Commercial, Single Registrant
$825 – Commercial, 2 Registrants
$800 – Commercial, 3+ Registrants
$350 – Marketing Course (November 19, Half Day)
$75 – GCI-ICP Exam Fee, Single Registrant
$35 – GCI-ICP Exam Fee, 2+ Registrants

PRICING: $750, Government Rate: $350

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Dr. George R. Koerner, P.E.

is Director of the Geosynthetic Institute. He is in charge of laboratory accreditation, certification, information and education at GSI. He also manages research projects and has published over 200 technical papers in his 35-year association with geosynthetics. George’s doctorate is from Drexel University in Geotechnical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. Dr. Koerner has received many awards over the years. The most notable being IFAI’s Environmental Technologies Award of Excellence 1995, ASCE’s Geotechnical Engineer of the year in 2004, ASTM Fellow in 2013 and GMA’s first Koerner Lecturer in 2017.

Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E.

is a Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental. Gilson has a wealth of experience in geomembrane-lined containment facility design and construction and has performed more than 160 million square feet of liner integrity surveys across 100+ projects since 2004. Her contribution to the field of electrical leak location includes numerous published technical papers, educational seminars, presentations world-wide, and chairing the ASTM committee for the recent revisions and additions to the ASTM Standard Guide and Practices. Ms. Gilson’s expertise is available for providing equipment, field training, classroom education, instructional presentations, engineering consulting, and liner integrity survey execution. She has trained staff in all of TRI’s office locations to provide local assistance on survey projects.

GEOSYNTHETIC THEMED COURSES

April 21 – 22

$750

April 23 Optional Certification Exam: GCI-ICP $75

Instructors: Mark Sieracke, P.E., Sam Allen, and Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E.

April 21 – 22

$750

April 23 Optional Certification Exam: FREE

Instructors: Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and Abigail Gilson, MS, P.E.

April 21 – 22

$750

April 23 Optional Certification Exam: FREE

Instructors: Michael Bernardi, P.E., Ashley Perry-MacMillan, P.E., Dr. Erol Tutumluer, and Dr. Jorge Zornberg, P.E.

April 21 – 22

$750

April 23 Optional Certification Exam: FREE

Instructors: C. Joel Sprague, P.E., and Markus Wilke

April 23

$295

The Marketing Course is held at the same time on April 23 as the optional certification exams for the April 21-22 courses.

Instructors: Sam Allen and Jacque Dettman

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