Waste Containment System Design Seminar III

July 16, 2019 - July 17

The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is to provide attendees with an enhanced working knowledge of the current state of practice, and standard of care, relating to the proper design, construction, and CQA of double-lined landfills that provide for environmentally sound disposal of solid waste. Participants will be provided with an overview of the appropriate project considerations in the context of current national practice that are relevant for both natural and geosynthetic construction materials used in the design and construction of waste containment systems. It is important that professionals in the field be aware of how the latest technical understandings are integrated into the state-of-the-practice for waste containment system design, material specification and construction. This seminar was developed to present concise, yet comprehensive coverage of the latest critical understandings of technologies and methods used to design, construct, and close waste containment facilities.


Participants will be provided with the latest information relative to New York State’s recently revised landfill regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 363 Landfills, and will be given an overview of the recent regulatory initiatives being considered by the State relative to landfill regulation.

Participants will be provided with latest views on the state-of-practice, and standard-of-care related to design, construction, and CQA consideration of waste containment facilities. As research and industry experience within the waste containment field continues to shed light on the design performance of these engineered facilities, there are important lessons for practitioners to be aware of so they can incorporate them into their project executions. This seminar will provide attendees with some of the latest information on geosynthetic materials being manufactured for waste containment systems, as well as trends in construction and CQA practices not only for large expansive containment projects such as new landfill cells and covers, but also construction details that occur in smaller projects, such as, secondary containment systems around tank farms. Special emphasis will be given to the pragmatic aspects of slope stability considerations that begin in the design stage, require verification during the construction stage, and must be observed during the operational stage of landfill development. The slope stability discussion will also highlight the sensitivity of final covers and veneer systems to very small changes in effective normal stresses, and design methods used to best address those situations will be reviewed. In closing, a practical discussion on reliability analyses, and perspectives on the holistic performance of landfill liner systems will be given.

Participants will be presented with a summary of recent lessons learned since the requirement for Electrical Resistivity Testing for defect location has been added to New York State’s Landfill regulations. Emphasis will be given as to how to design a landfill’s liner system to enhance the performance of dipole testing for defects, stressing the importance of tie-in testing and how on-site conditions can affect survey preparations. The new ASTM standard for electrical leak location surveys on covered geomembranes will also be detailed.


Crowne Plaza Hotel
701 E Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Reserve by July 1, 2019 to receive the Government rate of $98 per night.  This rate includes the $15.00 per night parking fee waived.

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July 16, 2019 8:00 am

July 17, 2019 3:00 pm

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Jessica Kivijarvi