Webinar series to examine global erosion case studies

October 5th, 2020

Join IECA for the Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies web series to explore the world's challenges in erosion control and how innovation and collaboration has led to success. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment. November […]

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Innovative geosynthetic solution saves 106-year-old Panama Canal structures

August 1st, 2020

By Tom Stephens and Nicolas Ruiz FIGURE 1 Preparing to place a 65-cubic-yard (50-m3) geotextile bag container into 66 feet (20 m) of water at the Gatun Locks dividing wall The Panama Canal opened for business 106 years ago and was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world and an engineering marvel. It has […]

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Presto Geosystems to host webcast on GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement

February 5th, 2020

Presto Geosystems will sponsor a webcast, “Repair and Prevent Slope Erosion with GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement,” on Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. CST. Earthen slopes are naturally susceptible to erosion due to gravity, water and surcharge loads. Slope failure can lead to unsightly conditions, landscape and property damage, stormwater issues and costly repairs. The GEOWEB Slope […]

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Erosion control using concrete-enhanced synthetic turf

February 1st, 2020

By Bradford H. Cooley and Bryan Scholl Concrete-enhanced synthetic turf (CEST) is a hardened revetment system best described as a fiber-reinforced, flexible concrete liner. It consists of a high-friction, impermeable geomembrane layer overlain by an engineered synthetic turf, which is infilled with a 5,000 psi (3.45 × 107 Pa) high-strength cementitious mix. The turf fibers […]

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East Coast Erosion Control receives award

November 1st, 2019

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has awarded East Coast Erosion Control with the Transformation and Operational Excellence Award. The SCMEP, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. The Transformation and […]

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Geosynthetics are uniquely suited

October 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are found in the strangest of places. But that just speaks to how versatile and useful they are for a wide variety of applications. Dewatering, energy-site closure, erosion control, reinforcement and stabilization are just a few applications that geosynthetics address in this issue. In addition, many of the geographic areas discussed here are sensitive […]

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Nature area drainage control with GCCM

October 1st, 2019

By Joe Royer, Kurt Chirbas and Ziad Mazboudi The City of Laguna Niguel in Orange County, Calif., has its origins in the Rancho Niguel Mexican land grant, acquired in 1959 by the Laguna Niguel Corp. to develop one of California’s first master-planned communities, which has become predominantly a bedroom community. The city encompasses a total […]

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IECA releases call for abstracts for 2020 conference

April 18th, 2019

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) released it’s call for abstracts for the 2020 IECA Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 23–26, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 31, 2019. Session types include case studies, technical papers, workshops, industry roundtables, fireside chats, posters, product case studies and 30-minute sessions. […]

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Geocomposite groundwater drainage system for bluff erosion protection

February 1st, 2019

The project presented herein was designed to enhance an existing groundwater drainage system and repair erosion related to groundwater seepage on a berm constructed using coal combustion residuals (CCR) on top of a Lake Michigan bluff at a site in southeastern Wisconsin. This article presents the planning, design and implementation of the remedy. The planning […]

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The magic of water and geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Water is a fundamental issue in many projects using geosynthetics. From erosion control to reservoir liners and covers, from landfill leachate pond barriers to coal ash dewatering, handling water and the effects of water are considerations nearly every engineer employing geosynthetics considers. Geosynthetics can effectively manage water applications of erosion control, reinforcement, barriers, filtration and […]

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