Calculations ensure proper evaluation, design and product specification for engineers, designers, and contractors
Tensar International, manufacturer of North American Green erosion and sediment control products, announced in a press release this week the launch of its web-based version of Erosion Control Materials Design Software. ECMDS 5.0 ensures the proper evaluation and design for soil-loss prediction, product specification, and project planning, according to the release.
“All recommendations within the latest version of ECMDS are based on data Tensar has collected from controlled laboratory and field research involving erosion control blankets, turf reinforcement mats, vegetation establishment, hydraulic mulches, sediment control devices, and transitioning devices,” said Tim Lancaster, director of erosion control and marine technology at Tensar.
Lancaster said testing of the new software was conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (AASHTO–NTPEP), Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), San Diego State University, and Colorado State University, among others. The release further explained the new product’s “exceed[ing] the standards and regulations set forth by the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), ASTM International, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Engineers, designers, and contractors can … design highly cost-effective erosion protection for their projects to comply with today’s strict erosion and sediment control regulations when utilizing our design software,” said Lancaster.