Austin, Texas — USA
|Geosynthetic Testing (geomembrane, geosynthetic clay liner, geotextile, geogrid, geonet, geocomposite, geopipe, geofoam, erosion control products, etc.)
|Interface Friction / Direct Shear Testing
|Liner Integrity Surveys / Electrical Leak Location for Containment Systems
|Education / Short Courses
The Austin campus of TRI/Environmental is also its international headquarters and largest facility. TRI is an independent, third-party laboratory providing a broad range of services and products for the geosynthetic, geotechnical, plastic pipe, protective glove, and related technical textile industries. We provide testing, research, education, certification testing, and equipment to these industries.
Testing, Research & Reporting
The full-service, independent laboratory in Austin is supported in the United States by two additional laboratories located in California and South Carolina. These laboratories provide extensive testing capabilities, which include geosynthetic testing, geotechnical testing, soil interaction testing, plastic pipe testing, industrial glove testing, and other materials. With 30+ years of experience, a 32,000+ ft2 ( 9,750 m2) facility, and state-of-the-art equipment, TRI/Environmental has the skill and means to meet a broad range of industry needs, such index and conformance verification testing, research studies, and report generation.
TRI offers training, education and certification courses on topics such as Electrical Leak Location, Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) of Geosynthetic Installations, Geosynthetic Clay Liner and Compacted Clay Liner Systems, and the use of Pore Size Distribution (PSD) equipment. We proctor exams too, such as for the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) Certified Welding Technician (CWT) designation the Geosynthetic Certification Institute’s Inspectors Certification Program (GCI — ICP) . To learn more about currently scheduled classes, visit our education page. If you would like to schedule a private course for your company or agency, please contact SAllen@TRI-Env.com.
Liner Integrity Survey (Electrical Leak Location) services provide a complete set of resources to help our clients test the integrity of geosynthetic lining systems in a variety of containment applications. These include landfills, potable and wastewater installations, and secondary containment for tank farms. Our powerful, standards-compliant methods and equipment are unrivaled for locating leaks in installed geomembranes in a variety of conditions, including exposed and soil or water-covered liners. For more information, visit the Liner Integrity Survey site.
Who better to design equipment than the people most familiar with it — the user! TRI has taken its decades of experience in testing equipment and applied it to the design and production of equipment needed by our clients, such as for their internal MQC protocols and product development. As an active user and industry participant, TRI is able provide high-quality equipment and training, education, certification, service and support for this equipment.
Liner Integrity Survey Equipment — State-of-the-art equipment used to test the integrity of geosynthetic lining systems in a variety of containment applications. We can provide equipment and training for you to perform your own surveys or to add surveying to your company’s current service offerings. Rental options are available on some LIS equipment.
TRI’s personnel are active throughout the world’s standards development organizations and routinely provide short courses, seminars, and tailor-made training services for geosynthetics professional development. In order to serve our clients, we believe in and support the notion that staff must be active in the development and support of best practices throughout the industries we serve. Service to the various standards bodies, associations, and institutes that support these industries is central to our culture of expertise.
Our team participates actively on ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics and D18 on Soil and Rock. We are also active with ISO TC 221, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), the International Glove Association, and the Geo-Institute of ASCE. In addition, we participate on major conference advisory boards (e.g., GeoAmericas 2016) and the editorial committees of trade publications (e.g., Geosynthetics magazine).
9063 Bee Caves Rd.
Austin, TX 78733
Tel: +1 (512) 263-2101 | Toll free within the US & Canada: +1 (800) 880-8378
Fax: +1 (512) 263-2558
Sam R. Allen — Vice President : SAllen@TRI-Env.com
John Allen — Geotechnical Division Manager : JAllen@TRI-Env.com
Abigail Beck — Liner Integrity Surveys : ABeck@TRI-Env.com
Jacqueline Dettman — Geosynthetics Materials Testing : JDettman@TRI-Env.com
Mario Paredes — Plastic Pipe Testing : MParedes@TRI-Env.com
C. Joel Sprague — Erosion Control Testing : JSprague@TRI-Env.com