Geocells and geotextiles for separation/reinforcement at an oil-drilling platform

April 1st, 2022

Installing and filling in the GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System at the Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform, Olds, Alta., Canada. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems An Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform in northern Canada required year-round access for equipment to service and maintain a conventional wellsite pad. Several new wells were to be […]

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Transforming the geosynthetics world

April 1st, 2022

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, we examine the rapidly evolving world of geosynthetics and sustainability with the timely, future-oriented feature by geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey, “Geosynthetics and Sustainability: How Is Our Industry Doing?”  Sustainability is a complex issue. In his feature, Ramsey looks at how geosynthetics companies and organizations are rising to the […]

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Ultralightweight foamed glass aggregate as MSE wall backfill

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Ultralightweight foamed glass aggregate (UL-FGA) MSE backfill in Ramp B at the Route 6/10 Interchange reconstruction project in Rhode Island. Photograph courtesy of Deirdre Paiva/Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems are a popular and economical option to construct retaining walls for highways and railways, wingwalls and abutments for […]

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Engineered earth with greywater systems

March 10th, 2022

Propex incorporates a system of engineered earth with greywater irrigation on slope at residential site in Malibu, Calif. By Jeff Hoilman, P.E., market development manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC FIGURE 1 Initial installation of the ARMORMAX 75 Slope Stability System in Malibu, Calif. Photograph courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC The increasing need for sustainable design […]

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Flood reconstruction with geosynthetics

February 16th, 2022

The use of geogrid-reinforced earth allows reconstruction of a flood-destroyed German bridge in record time. The Swistbach Bridge in Heimerzheim, Germany, was destroyed by floods in July 2021. Photograph courtesy of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH With the increase in extreme weather events worldwide because of climate change, such as those in July 2021 in Germany (in […]

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‘Geosynthetics Super Bowl’

February 11th, 2022

The Reinforced Earth Co.’s MSE retaining wall at SoFi Stadium plays a hidden but important role in the “geosynthetics Super Bowl.” The Reinforced Earth Co. mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall (left) is shown partially completed with the construction of SoFi Stadium underway. Photograph courtesy of the Reinforced Earth Co. One of the tallest mechanically stabilized […]

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Geocells stabilize steep Virginia stone cart path

January 7th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Lake Anna, near Belmont, Va., 70 miles (113 km) south of Washington, D.C., is one of the largest freshwater inland reservoirs in the state. The lake covers 13,000 acres (5,300 ha), making it a popular destination for sailing, waterskiing and sportfishing. Waterfront homes enjoy spectacular views and unlimited access to […]

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Presto GEOWEB slope protection with ATRA Tendon Clips

December 15th, 2020

In North Yorkshire, U.K., 20 months of work has been completed by Balfour Beatty on a $21 million (£16 million) scheme to stabilize the cliff between Scarborough Spa and the Esplanade on Scarborough’s South Cliff. Installing the GEOWEB Geocell Soil Retention System The South Cliff Slope Stabilization Scheme involved piling along the rear of the […]

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Ground improvements using geofoam: A case history

October 14th, 2020

By Javaid M. Alvi, Ph.D., and Jahangir J. Kabir, Ph.D., P.E The project site is a triangular-shaped property located at the intersection of Raleigh Avenue and West Liberty Avenue in the Borough of Dormont, Allegheny County, Pa. (Figure 1). The site housed two Nissan buildings, one with a showroom at the top floor and the […]

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IFAI opens registration for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES

September 12th, 2019

Registration is now open for Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES. Register now to secure your spot for this brand-new format featuring more than 50 case study presentations. You can take a peek at everything you have to look forward to on the full schedule, and we can’t wait to see you in Charleston. To learn […]

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