Geocells Create Sloped Greenroof in India

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By Strata Geosystems (India) – Greenroofs have continued to gain support in the roofing community. They meet the goal for higher performance buildings. They provide a sustainability angle for large and small structures. They reduce stormwater runoff in hardscape environments. And, greenroofs provide visual aesthetics. As an essentially vegetated landscape on a flat or sloped roof, greenroofs are s... »

The Year So Far: Most Popular Geosynthetics Stories

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We’ve rounded the corner into the second half of 2017, so it’s time to take stock of what Geosynthetica’s readers have made our most popular geosynthetics stories. Last year was the publication’s biggest year in overall unique readers and in page views, and 2017 has sustained that momentum. We are currently trending another 18% higher on 2016 and 65% greater than in this same period in 2015.... »

IGS North America 2017 Photo Contest Winners

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The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS – NA) held its 2017 Photo Contest in January and February. Results were announced at the IGS – NA general assembly in Orlando, Florida in March. Congratulations are due to Paradox Access Solutions and Geomembranas y Geosinteticos. Paradox was awarded first place and G&G took home second and third-place recognition. 2017... »

Strata India Videos Showcase Geocell Advantages

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Strata Geosystems (India) has launched a series of videos to highlight geocell advantages. The company has helped considerably raise the profile of geocellular confinement systems in the fast-growing Indian infrastructure market. The new series of videos showcase the StrataWeb® geocell advantages in applications including load bearing, slope protection, and retaining walls. The concise videos focu... »

Geocellular System Supports a Mountain Road

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Dashu Mountain in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China, is a well-known tourist destination for people throughout South Asia. The area’s beauty is a particularly popular draw for hikers. When a new access road needed to be constructed, local officials selected a geocellular system for the road base. This geosynthetic solution gave them an efficient, low-cost, long-life solution that was less invasive... »

VIDEO: Geocell Solutions for Mining Applications

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Load support, slope remediation, stormwater control, and vegetated retaining walls: these are all mining applications for which highly effective, extremely durable, and easy-to-implement geocell solutions are available. Presto Geosystems’ video demonstrates some of the most common uses for the GEOWEB® Geocell System in the mining industry. These geocellular confinement systems are providing cost-s... »

Slideshow: Geocell Slope Stabilization Project

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By Ecoweb – For a channel expansion and beautification project in a cultural center, a geocellular confinement system was specified for stabilizing and vegetating the slopes. The area was characterized by highly erodible soils with a mixture of clay and silt deposits. The use of geocell slope stabilization provided an easy-to-implement design, simplified construction and anchoring, and quick... »

New Website for a Growing EcoWeb Geocellular Synthetics

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Geocells have grown in use around the world for slope stabilization, channel protection, load support, and retaining wall applications. The new website of EcoWeb Geocellular Synthetics Co. Ltd. explores  applications, delivers video on the company’s processes,  and provides extensive galleries to underscore the scale on which geocells are being applied. The company’s primary product line, EcoWeb™,... »

Slope Erosion Protection for Golf Course in India

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By Strata India – DLF Ltd (Delhi Land & Finance – largest commercial real estate developers in India) redesigned its 18-hole golf course into a grand 27-hole facility in the heart of Gurgaon, located close to New Delhi. The vision was to create India’s best golf course, boasting of world-class greens and facilities—one that would host prestigious international and national tournaments. B... »

A Stronger Load Transfer System for Geocells

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The release of Presto Geosystems‘ new ATRA® Tendon Clip is providing enhanced load transfer strength for geocell installations. The clip has been designed to transfer slope gravitational forces from for their GEOWEB® geocell walls to tendons. The innovation is a natural extension to the well-known ATRA® key from the company, and this new device incorporates the same “turn and lock” capabilit... »

Geosynthetica Adds Andre Lacerda as Sales Executive

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Geosynthetica and its publisher, Minerva, have added Andre Lacerda, MBA to serve as Sales Executive. Lacerda, an international business expert with more than a decade of experience in global business expansion, works out of Minerva’s headquarters in Jupiter, Florida. Lacerda will lead sales growth for Geosynthetica.net.br and its English-language sister publication (Geosynthetica.net), the g... »

Jie Han to Lead Geosynthetics Lecture Series in Australia and NZ

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Annually, Geofabrics Australasia brings a top-tier geosynthetics lecture series to Australia and New Zealand. This year’s series, which will be held on multiple dates in September, will be led by internationally renowned, independent expert Dr. Jie Han. His topic will be “Understanding and Harnessing the Stabilisation Effect of Geogrids in Pavement Designs.” DOWNLOAD THE SEMINAR ... »

Strata Launches New Soil Reinforcement Website

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Soil reinforcement products specialty company Strata Systems, Inc. has relaunched its www.geogrid.com website. The reinvigorated design, with an emphasis on images that visually display the complexity in geosynthetic soil reinforcement, is supported by a strong case study library. Key topics include reinforcement in modern landfill design, slope stabilization, highway expansion, wastewater managem... »

AUSTRALIA: 3D Confinement System (Geoweb®) Seminars

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In April, Geofabrics Australasia and Presto Geosystems are delivering a multi-city engineering seminar on “Solving Soil Stability Problems with GEOWEB®.” The event, which is built on knowledge transfer of 3D confinement system utilization, will be offered in three key cities: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Bryan Wedin, P.E., and Matt Kuester will provide the expert instruction. DOWNL... »

Geocellular Stabilization for Oil and Gas Access Roads

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By Geo Products – Ecopetrol, one of the principal petroleum companies in Latin America, has been expanding its reach deeper into the forests of Colombia. Drilling exploratory wells in remote locations such as the Putumayo basin concurs with a very aggressive growth strategy. The area around Orito is an extremely dense, undulating forest with poor soils and wet subgrades, nearly impossible to drive... »

Press Release: Strata Systems Adds Midwest Regional Sales Manager

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CUMMING, Georgia – 14 October 2014 – Soil reinforcement product manufacturer and distributor, Strata Systems, Inc., has recently selected Scott Czewski, P.E. as its new Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Czewski joins Strata as part of an initiative to develop new business opportunities in the Midwest, and in Strata’s growing base reinforcement and road infrastructure business, and to manage all of S... »

New MSE Wall Software for Geocell and Geogrid Designs

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Mechanically stabilized earth constructions, such as MSE walls, have enabled economical, safe, more vertical constructions. Often, these designs have yielded shorter construction windows, offered vegetated faces, and reduced the amount of land that must be disturbed in construction. These benefits have made MSE walls dependable sources of project savings and sustainability credits. PRESTO GEOSYSTE... »

Press Release: PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS® Offers MSE Retaining Wall Software

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APPLETON, Wisconsin – PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, introduces their new GEOWEB® MSE design freeware for GEOWEB geocell wall applications. The software creates vegetated and non-vegetated MSE designs based on the GEOWEB® system for reinforced slopes, and for gravity and geogrid-reinforced walls. The easy to use software is based on ... »

On-Demand: A Trilogy of Giroud and Han Reinforcement Presentations

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The geotechnical engineering professional development website Geo-U (www.geo-u.com) has added two presentations from Drs. JP Giroud and Jie Han to its roster of high-quality, on-demand education. A third presentation will be added shortly to complete a trilogy of reinforcement offerings, each of which is worth 1.5 PDHs following successful completion of post-presentation tests. The new presentatio... »

Presto Geosystems Adds Kuester for International Market Growth

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25 June 2014 – Presto Geosystems announces an addition to their sales and marketing team, Matt Kuester. Matt is a Business Development Manager and will be focused on international markets. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Engineering where he did specialized work with polymers. Currently, Matt is finishing his MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison... »

WRRDA Passes; Cites Sustainability and Durability of Geosynthetics

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On May 22, the US Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The $12.3 billion conference report, passed by the House on May 20, enjoyed staggeringly strong bi-partisan support (91 – 7 in Senate, 412 – 4 in House). It will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Of note: the bill specifically mentions geosynthetics within a section on durability and susta... »

Layfield Recognized as Top North American Dealer

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Presto GeoSystems has recognized Layfield as its top North American distributor for 2013. Layfield promotes Presto’s Geoweb® cellular confinement materials as part of its geosynthetics portfolio. Geoweb® is a patented product that reduces granular requirements while increasing bearing capacity. Common civil construction applications include soil stabilization for access roads, lease sites, d... »

Strata Announces Geocell Production in India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra – Ever since Strata Geosystems ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.‘s establishment in India, it has striven to provide eco-friendly and economical geotechnical solutions to the Indian construction marketplace. Strata’s relentless efforts to provide better solutions has resulted in an innovative soil reinforcement system in its newly established manufacturing unit at DamanR... »

Father of Geocells Leaves Legacy of Innovation

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Appleton, Wisconsin – One of the fathers of geosynthetics technology development, Gary Bach, is retiring from the business after 37 years with Presto Geosystems (www.prestogeo.com). Gary is the original developer of geocells, a technology he co-invented with the US Army Corps of Engineers nearly 35 years ago. Gary fused the Corp’s concept of three-dimensional grid confinement with his ... »

EMPLOYMENT: Presto Geosystems to Add International Business Development Manager

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Presto Geosystem, a leading manufacturer of cellular confinement, porous pavements and construction mats, is looking for a seasoned technical sales professional to add to their team. Candidates should possess industry expertise, a zeal for solving difficult soil and stormwater challenges, and a desire to lead a world-class distribution network. Interested candidates should contact the Presto Geosy... »