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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Cirtex video spotlights geotextiles in coastline protection

June 21st, 2018

Cirtex, in Kopu, Thames, New Zealand, released a video on June 19, 2018, that showcases geotextiles used for filtration and erosion protection in coastline seawalls. Narrated by Cirtex civil and geotechnical engineer Michael Sorensen, the three-minute video takes the camera down below the boulders in seawalls to examine both properly specified geotextiles and improperly specified […]

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Riverbank erosion protection using engineered geosynthetics in Mexico

February 1st, 2018

The Río La Antigua is a river that flows through a low-lying region in the Mexican state of Veracruz, which has the historical importance of being one of the first regions where Hernán Cortés landed in the early 1500s. The Casa de Cortés is a popular tourist attraction, and the village of La Antigua’s economy […]

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Fiborsin features new machine

October 10th, 2016

Busto Arsizio, Italy-based Fiborsin Srl has unveiled its new IRR-L machine, designed and manufactured to satisfy requirements for dimension netting, mainly made of HDPE–MDPE, laminated with nonwoven tissue, on one or two sides; and it can extrude and manufacture open netting as large as 4.7m. Nets produced by the IRR plant are mostly used for […]

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