Geosynthetics revive Irish bog

June 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

Geosynthetics-lined ‘floating trail’ protects and displays rejuvenated blanket bog at Cuilcagh By Shelby Gonzalez Introduction: Bringing a bog back to life In the late 1980s, the blanket bog on the slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, was in bad shape. Years…
Geotextiles in levees (Part 2 of 2)

June 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

History, performance, and design of geotextiles in levees: A report from New Orleans By Jody Dendurent and Mark Woodward Editor’s note: Part 1 of this 2-part series ran in the April/May issue of Geosynthetics. Following the Abstract and Introduction below, Part 2 concludes with sections 3, 4, …
Seattle Seahawks football complex features 8-layer “sandwich”

April 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

The ‘sandwich’ includes liner, grids and textiles. Compiled and edited by Ron Bygness Among the hundreds of projects judged at the national competition for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Washington, D.C., in April was an athletic compound in Washington state feat…
Project helps open Pennsylvania freeway

April 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

Design/build pyrite remediation project using geosynthetics. By Archie Filshill Introduction The Pennsylvania DOT’s Interstate-99/S.R. 6220 project extends from the village of Bald Eagle to the Mount Nittany Expressway (U.S. 322) in Centre County, just west of State College. The project involv…
Finland mine features bituminous geomembrane liner

April 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

The liner is at the Kittilä Gold Mine in northern Finland. By Bertrand Breul, Mikko Huru, Anton Palolahti Abstract This article will describe the mine in general, including the opening date and the years of operations, and the purpose and construction of ponds to retain pollution. The structure…
Geotextiles in levees (Part 1 of 2)

April 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

History, performance, and design of geotextiles in levees: A report from New Orleans By Jody Dendurent and Mark Woodward Abstract Geotextiles are a key element in building levees that will survive catastrophic storms. The geotextile-reinforced earthen levees in New Orleans performed remarkably well …
Reinforcement geosynthetics

April 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

From the GMA Techline Subject: (None) — Is there a specific geosynthetic product to aid in the support of a single-story building? The project is located in central Florida, over roughly 6ft of fill. (Rick, Ohio) Reply: You ask a common question concerning the possible foundation support of us…
Turning the Red River green

February 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

The Red River of the North submerged 2 Upper Midwest towns 12 years ago. Now geotextile matting is part of the foundation for a sweeping urban levee and greenway. By Adam Regn Arvidson Introduction Today, the Greater Grand Forks Greenway is a large, beautiful park bordering the Red River of the Nort…
Geomembrane and nonwoven textile help build eco-friendly Monterey House

February 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

By Ron Bygness and Bill Wilson Introduction The Monterey Bay Idea House (Monterey House), the latest in the line of select West Coast homes built by Sunset magazine to showcase new and innovative products, presents a multitude of eco-friendly features in response to the need for energy efficiency, f…
Geogrid in action — retaining leaves for flower bed insulation?

February 1, 2009  |  Case Studies

By Robert Koerner Jonathan Rabe is a landscape gardener with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s River District. When he and coworker, Rochelle Rau, were preparing to protect a dozen tulip beds from the forces of an oncoming Minnesota winter last fall, they hit upon a new application…