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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GeoNashville 2021 is a success

February 1st, 2022

Silas C. Nichols, P.E., principal geotechnical engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure, speaks about “Transforming Transportation Geotechnics with Geosynthetics" at GeoNashville. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Geosynthetics professionals from across North America gathered in Nashville, Tenn., in November as the industry returned to in-person events. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, […]

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There’s still time to register for GeoNashville

October 14th, 2021

Secure your spot today Photograph courtesy of Geosynthetics Ltd. GeoNashville 2021, Nov. 4–5, is only a few weeks away, and there is still time to get registered. This event is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and the industry.  What to expect at GeoNashville In-depth plenary discussionsOpen networking […]

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Getting the most out of GeoNashville 2021 and looking toward 2023

October 1st, 2021

Downtown Nashville. Photograph courtesy of Crackerclips, ID 81868104, Dreamstime.com GeoNashville, Nov. 4–5, 2021, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., is just around the corner. This face-to-face geosynthetics event brings attendees together for 1.5 days of plenary presentations and panel discussions from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal […]

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USACE releases work plan for fiscal 2021

January 28th, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, of which Division D is the Energy and Water […]

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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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designates priorities for disaster relief funding

October 1st, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced work that it will accomplish with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20. The act was signed into law June 6, 2019. […]

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Reinforcing dunes and bluffs with geosynthetics

October 1st, 2019

By Brian Maggi, Christopher D. P. Baxter, Aaron Bradshaw, Annette Grilli and Naser Al Naser The devastating effects of recent hurricanes and nor’easters highlight the need to improve the resilience of coastal communities. There is a trend toward implementing “soft” engineering solutions such as dunes reinforced with geotextile sand containers (GSCs) or coastal bluffs stabilized […]

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USACE shares infrastructure suggestions

October 17th, 2018

Jeb Tingle, senior research engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Miss., delivered the plenary address at GeoDallas on Oct. 17 on “Advancing the Nation’s Infrastructure: The USACE Role.” “There’s a big role for research and innovation,” Tingle said. “Doing business as usual won’t give […]

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GeoDallas Watch: 2018 GeoDallas schedule announced

June 1st, 2018

June World Environmental & Water Resources Congress June 3–7 | Minneapolis, Minn. Hosted by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress brings together the top environmental and water resources infrastructure professionals. Topics include erosion and sediment control, numerical modeling, hydraulic […]

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