PODCAST: Pullout Anchor Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control

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Jay Sprague of the South Carolina-based Denver Down Research Facility took on a private client’s pullout anchor testing questions with erosion and sediment control systems and components. The results began to yield revealing data on anchor pullout performance, and in a way that has not been previously explored. Listen to “Pullout Anchor Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control” on Sprea... »

Geotechnical Engineering Conference Tours DDRF

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) hosted the 46th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference (STGEC) 19 – 23 October 2015 in Greenville. Among the highlights of the event was a field trip to the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina, where attendees saw up-close how geosynthetics, plastic pipe, and erosion and sediment c... »

Sediment Basin Performance Paper Wins IECA Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has named the winner of its Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2016: Michael Perez, a graduate student at Auburn University. His paper, “Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology,” will be presented at the conference. Environmental Connection 2016 will be held... »

Denver Downs to Host IECA Southeast Field Day, September 24

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The International Erosion Control Association Southeast Chapter (IECA Southeast) will host its annual Field Day on 24 September 2015 at the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina. The full-day event includes up to 6.5 professional development hour (PDH) credits. REGISTER ONLINE DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER (PDF) DDRF is an outdoor laboratory that enables full-scale, standardized... »

Sprague Earns IECA 2015 Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award

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Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced that “Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers” has been named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2015. This award honors the presenters who have demonstrated excellence within the content of their Environmental Connection technical presentation... »