Raven Engineered Films would like to extend an offer to you and/or your firm for a free one-hour technical training course given by our principal scientist in geomembrane design and development.  A completion certificate will be issued following the technical training course.

Who should take this course?

Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Water and Wastewater Professionals, Liner Installers and Inspectors, or anyone who would like to enhance their knowledge in specialty lining systems and solutions.  This course will cover new lining technologies and systems, as well as newly available applications and solutions derived by these new technologies.  This session is also offered as a professional devolvement course for engineers requiring PDH hours.

How do I sign up? 

Signing up is easy, please proceed to the “Sign-Up” button below and fill in the short entry, otherwise email or call the Raven geo team at or (800) 635-3456 to have someone contact you for sign-up details. 

Innovations in Geomembrane Technologies

This presentation covers the latest innovations in lining and membrane technologies as outlined below. 

Course Outline:

  • High Performance Reinforced Liners
  • Specialty Multi-Layered Liners
  • Barrier Membranes for Odor Control, VOCs, and Greenhouse Gases
  • Unique Polymers for UV Protection and Extended Exposure Applications
  • Enhanced Performance with Engineered Composite Structures

Course Instructor: Gary Kolbasuk, Principal Scientist in Development at Raven Industries 

Gary Kolbasuk is Raven Engineered Films’ Principal Scientist, working on a unique mix of technology, product and business development. With a Master of Science in Geochemistry and over 38 years of industry experience, Gary has held several roles in in his tenure at Raven, including Director of Innovation and Technology and Director of Product Development. Gary’s emphasis remains on improved product performance through design, polymers, additives, and manufacturing technology, as well as developing laboratory test methods to confirm product performance. Gary currently serves as Chairman for ASTM International’s subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes and is a member of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute’s board of directors. He is Raven’s principal contact as a member of Geosynthetic Institute and also holds memberships with the North American Geosynthetics Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers. In 2014, Gary was awarded ASTM International’s Award of Merit in Geosynthetics.