Founded in 1995, the International Association
of Geosynthetic Installers is the national professional association
material installers and their industry partners. The first group
of geosynthetic installers got together with the goal of advancing
the installation and construction technologies as well as to provide
central clearinghouse for worldwide industry information. The founding
members of IAGI were passionately committed to advancing the level
of professionalism for geosynthetic installers. These founders
created a strong organization that has evolved and continues to serve
needs of the industry 10 years later.
IAGI promotes the geosynthetic installation profession
and advances the practice through education, communication and industry
IAGI works to increase the industry’s awareness of and appreciation
for the professional geosynthetic installer.
What is Geosynthetic Installation?
installers encompass the planning, fabrication, and installation of
in a wide variety of applications. Types of
project include: landfill liners and caps, wastewater treatment ponds,
landscape ponds, mining heap leach pads, reclamation sites, floating
covers, and other containment applications.
Public Relations and Industry
a quarterly newsletter that keeps its members abreast of the latest
developments occurring in the industry. The Association
also works with government agencies on the development and refinement
of industry-related specifications and guidance documents.
IAGI’s website features reference for the
professional installer. IAGI also maintains a searchable industry directory
on the www.iagi.org
website. This list can be searched by a variety of criteria.
Resources and Services
Other key IAGI programs and
services include IAGI’s Certified
Welding Technician (CWT) Program. This program was designed to
test the knowledge and skill of the welding technicians and reward
those who meet a minimum
level of proficiency with industry acknowledgement. IAGI has developed
a standard installation guideline and construction methodologies
for professional installers to follow. This guideline is available
under the publications section.