Sheet-drain system is the correct call for Louisiana wood plant

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

With geosynthetic sheet-drain technology, a more-efficient and cost-effective system was proposed and eventually built. A new engineered-wood manufacturing facility is up and running this year, thanks in part to a comprehensive geosynthetic sheet-drain system. Martco Limited Partnership, the manufac…
Use of geosynthetics in deicing facilities at the Cleveland airport

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

Using GCLs and a cellular confinement system, the objective was todesign and construct a centralized deicing pad where fluid could beapplied and collected in a fully controlled manner. By Daniel Petno and Chris Athanassopoulos Introduction The design and construction of a new centralized deicing fac…
Expedient site construction provided housing for Mississippi residents displaced by Katrina

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

Geosynthetic materials helped in offering a solution for the construction of temporary roads and group housing sites atop wet and soft soil conditions. By Lloyd W. Young Jr. and Robert E. Jordan Introduction The objective of this article is to describe the use of geosynthetics during the preparation…
Experience with GCLs used as a conductive layer in geomembrane leak-location surveys

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

By Glenn Darilek and Daren Laine Engineers, installers, regulators, and owners are starting to rely on geomembrane leak-location surveys as part of the construction quality assurance for landfills. The various methods are described in ASTM Standard D 6747.1 Standard procedures for conducting leak-lo…
A river runs through it: Displacement of Serbia’s Kolubara

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

The expansion of a massive Serbian coal mine requires moving a river. By Svetomir Prokic and Ronald K. Frobel Overview The Kolubara open pit mine is the largest and most critical supplier of lignite coal in the Republic of Serbia and a crucial component in that country’s emerging economy. The …
Synthetically reinforced natural turf installed at Lambeau Field

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

The playing surface at Lambeau Field—home of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers—has undergone a facelift this year. The $3 million makeover promises a new football field with the latest technology in natural turf plus the addition of synthetic reinforcement. DD GrassM…
Geotube technology project in India

June 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

A district irrigation department in West Bengal, India has initiated a geotextile tube project on an experimental basis in an effort to check coastline erosion. A 1-km test section on the Bay of Bengal coastline from Shankarpur to Jalda in the district of East Midnapore was installed this spring. Th…
Historic Fort Sheridan implements innovative ‘best-practices’ stormwater and landscape plan

April 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

Five years ago, a housing develoment company needed to prepare a stormwater management plan and design best management practices (BMP) for stormwater management at historic Fort Sheridan. The military base, situated on bluffs overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan in the northern Chicago suburb of …
Multiple-tiered retaining walls

April 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

The Norris Canyon Estates in San Ramon, Calif., east of San Francisco, are gaining a local presence not merely for luxury homes but also for the nearly half-million ft.2 of multiple-tiered retaining walls built throughout its challenging terrain. A location with 1:1 slope ratios and expansive clay s…
Geocell, grid, and reinforced-soil in restoring eroded steep slopes

April 1, 2007  |  Case Studies

By Stan Boyle and Kathy Robertson Abstract In October 2003, stormwater overflows from an intense, short-duration storm eroded approximately 20,000 yds.3 of soil from the bottom and side slopes of a ravine between the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and a subdivision near Tacoma, Wash. The erosion ruptured two…