How geosynthetics help achieve CRISI objectives

February 1st, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation, under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program, has allocated more than $1.4 billion to upgrade and safeguard rail infrastructure across 35 states and the District of Columbia. This initiative, enriched by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), focuses on ensuring more resilient, efficient and safe rail […]

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Ballast stabilization using geocells

August 2nd, 2023

A significant number of research studies have been carried out to investigate the benefits of using geocells in railway track bed applications. Combined with an ever-expanding list of successful projects from around the world, the benefits of using geocells in rail ballast stabilization is well-documented. Rail operators understand that durable track geometry starts with a solid foundation, […]

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GEOWEB Slope Protection System provides transmission line stabilization solution

June 1st, 2023

The GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System (geocells) provides vegetated slope protection solution for three Appalachian Mountain transmission towers. Transmission lines are integral to supplying power to homes and businesses throughout the country. Confronted with variable terrains, geohazards, and other site complications, transmission line construction projects must contend with a wide range of complexities, including the extreme […]

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Conserving natural resources using geosynthetics

May 16th, 2023

Natural resources are finite, or at a minimum, can easily be consumed faster than they can be replaced. As such, the conservation of natural resources is a pragmatic endeavor. Geosynthetics—widely available materials used in construction, civil engineering, and environmental protection—can be useful in promoting the conservation of these resources. When used as intended, geosynthetics can […]

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Understanding hoop stress in geocells

March 2nd, 2023

When constructing roadways over soft soils and weak subgrades, geocells are one of the most powerful value engineering tools available to the civil engineering and construction industries today. Understandably, some engineers may be apprehensive about using a geosynthetic product for which they have an incomplete technical understanding. So, if you’ve ever wondered how geocells work in load […]

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Webinar – Extend the Life of Paved/Unpaved Roadways with Geocells – December 13

December 12th, 2022

A Presto Geosystems webinar on Extending the Life of Paved/Unpaved Roadways with Geocells will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. CST. The webinar is presented by Sam Justice, PE., Civil Design Engineer, a 1.0 PDH credit is available, and you can register here. The webinar will discuss how to build resilience […]

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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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