Complex geosynthetic liner system for the 70 Ranch Raw Water Reservoir

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 North end of reservoir showing slope panels transitioned into bottom panels and staged cover soils placement on bottom panels Irrigation water in the western United States has always been a major concern for farming and ranching, especially in drought years. Water can be both scarce and expensive, and planning for future water storage […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 short course lineup announced

April 1st, 2022

Jie Han, the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas, delivers the Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecture at GeoNashville in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography The Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo., will host six half-day short courses on […]

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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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Geocells for redevelopment on closed landfills

March 3rd, 2022

By Michael J. Dickey, P.E., director, Presto GeoSystems Presto GeoSystems asserts the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System incorporates effective geocells for redevelopment of closed landfills. Installed and vegetated landfill with GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System on top of the cap blends into its surroundings. Photograph courtesy of Presto GeoSystems Redevelopment of closed landfills and capped solid waste […]

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The history of geocells

February 18th, 2022

By Ashley Beyer, Content and Marketing Specialist, Presto Geosystems Presto Geosystems, which invented geocells in the late 1970s, expands on the history of geocells technology. Side-by-side cost/performance testing of polymer and aluminum geocells at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss., circa 1979. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Geocell technology has come […]

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Geocells for railway track beds focus of webinar

February 11th, 2022

Jie Han to present webinar hosted by GMA/Geosynthetics magazine on improving performance of ballast using geocells for railway track beds. Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, will speak about using geocells for railway track beds in the webinar. The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine will sponsor the webinar, “Use of Geocells to Improve Performance of […]

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ABS geosynthetics product types

February 1st, 2022

Q: Infrequently, I make a note of geosynthetic products manufactured using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (e.g., geogrid, binding line, a few molded specialty products). Can you provide a summary of most of the geosynthetic product types using ABS, as well as the general benefits and limitations of ABS geosynthetics? A: Thank you for your GMA […]

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Oregon State University research reveals railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB geocells

January 25th, 2022

By Katie Bocskor, Manager, Marketing, Presto Geosystems Oregon State University (OSU) recently performed state-of-the-art, three-dimensional dynamic finite element modeling to analyze the reinforcing benefit of Presto Geosystems’ GEOWEB geocells in railway ballast applications. Completed in cooperation with the University of Kansas (KU), which simultaneously put in motion a testing program of geocell-reinforced ballast placed over weak […]

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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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Transitioning the mining industry to sustainability with geosynthetics

December 31st, 2021

By Michael Dickey, P.E., Director, Presto Geosystems Geocells at a mining site. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Mined materials are essential to our everyday lives. We use these valuable minerals in nearly every sector of the economy—they are necessary to construct roads and buildings, manufacture vehicles, build computers and generate electricity. Additionally, the mining industry […]

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