September 2019

Lunch and Learn with Tour of Layfield Geomembranes

Organized by the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location: 11131 Hammersmith Gate, Richmond, BC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20 + GST = $21.00 (includes lunch)
The topic of this event is geomembranes: membranes that protect the environment, our communities, and our families. This lunch and learn presentation is followed by a facility tour.

Geomembranes are thin plastic sheets that are often used as an integral component of the barrier system to prevent environmental contamination. Geomembranes are used in facilities, such as municipal waste landfills, mine waste reservoirs, oil and gas waste ponds, agriculture waste lagoons, etc. Depending on the nature of contaminant, geomembrane is required to last for decades to sometimes thousands of years and this warrants a good quality control during manufacturing process.

Layfield manufactures geomembranes at their facility along with several construction products and flexible packaging for food, industrial, and medical companies. This tour will give you a unique opportunity to see manufacturing process of products engineers use for protecting the environment and how your favorite chips’ packaging comes to life.

About the Company

Layfield Geosynthetics is a vertically integrated company involved in the manufacturing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of high performance geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. They work with end users, consulting engineers, and contractors globally to deliver products and services that protect the environment. Geomembranes are their most important and diverse group of products. With their state-of-the-art facilities and skilled people, they manufacture, fabricate, and install a wide variety of geomembranes. They specialize in flexible geomembrane containment liners for all applications including primary and secondary containment.


  • Maximum number of attendees: 25
  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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