Webinar – Improve Energy Infrastructure Resilience with Geocells, Porous Pavers and Construction Mats – Oct. 18

October 12th, 2022

A webinar on Improving Energy Infrastructure Resilience with Geocells, Porous Pavers and Construction Mats will take place on October 18, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT. You can earn 1.0 PDH credit and register here. The webinar is presented by Cory Schneider, environmental scientist and business development manager for Presto Geosystems. He will […]

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Presto Geosystems unveils ATRA Key Connection Device

August 26th, 2022

Geocell technology leader Presto Geosystems unveils the new and improved design of the patented ATRA® Key Connection Device for the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System (Geocells). The innovative ATRA Key design includes a structurally reinforced handle and frictional barbs for improved interlock with the GEOWEB surface texture. Together, these features provide added protection against the three […]

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Geosynthetics in green roofs

August 1st, 2022

To talk about geosynthetics on green rooftops is to talk about an opportunity to change and make an environmental improvement in the world. The growing need to create awareness of an ecological responsibility and the environment has allowed this concept to spread more successfully. FIGURE 1 8,611 square foot (800 m2) extensive green roof central […]

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Geosynthetics in Erosion Control webinar July 20

July 11th, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Learning objectives of the webinar Participants will become familiar with the classification methodology for this enormous group of products […]

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Webinar: Building Infrastructure Resilience Against Extreme Weather Events – July 12

July 5th, 2022

Geosystems University will present the webinar - Building Infrastructure Resilience Against Extreme Weather Events - on July 12, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT). The presenter is Sam Justice, PE, Civil Design Engineer. Click here for Event Agenda and Registration When extreme weather events occur, communities are often left to grapple with the […]

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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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