Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Updated March 24: We’ve added a seventh geosynthetics app, the EPI Geomembrane Product Locator, which was released in March 2017 after this article had already been compiled. Smartphones are ubiquitous, as we all know; but they are also indispensible for information-intensive fields like civil and geotechnical engineering. A massive amount of communication takes place between sharing quotes ... »

Presto’s New Website Highlights Geocells, Video, Construction Resources

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Presto Geosystems® has launched a new website (www.prestogeo.com) with a large range of construction resources for its soil stabilization and stormwater products. Much like the company’s successful international app for iPhone and Android systems, the new website was built around customer feedback and needs. “The way our customers expect to find products and solutions has changed over the past few... »

Polymeric Construction Mats Help Save AA Baseball Field after Sinkholes

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In North Little Rock, Arkansas, flooding and a drainage system issue led to the development of sinkholes in a minor league baseball field. Engineers utilized polymeric construction mats for immediate construction activity safety and efficiency. SINKHOLES ON THE DIAMOND Dickey Stephens Park is the home of the Arkansas Travelers, a AA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anahei... »

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... »

Geosynthetic Design Software and Calculator Tools

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It’s no revelation that civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. The most advanced calculations, supported by due diligence and experience, can never be replaced by freeware and proprietary tools; but on the project selection and record-keeping side, a number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calcu... »

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... »

Presto Geosystems and a LEED® First for Door County

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Wisconsin’s Door County is known for its natural beauty, with much of its economy tied to nature-related tourism and businesses. Despite its strong reputation, the area has not actually had a LEED® certified commercial building. That is changing, now that the 7,400 sq. ft. Ridges Sanctuary has been constructed with the support of Presto Geosystems’ porous pavement technologies and othe... »

VIDEO: Construction Mats for Haul Roads on Soft Soils

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In this video from Presto Geosystems, Joe Karbon of the Manitowoc County Highway Department (Wisconsin) discusses the challenge of haul roads on soft soils and how construction mats are being used as an efficient solutions. GeoTerra® and GeoTerra® GTO Construction Mats are profiled. The lightweight mats are up to 50% more economical than timber mats but extremely durable. They are being used for 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 ... »

Presto Announces Strong, Lightweight Construction Mats

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APPLETON, WI — Presto Geosystems®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, announces a new product offering, GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto is well-known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells, porous pavement systems and portable construction mats. They have been manufacturing construction mats for over 10 years, primarily for s... »

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... »

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... »

INTERVIEW: Lighter, Stronger, More Sustainable Construction Mats

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Weak soils are common problems for access to oil and gas sites, wind warms, and staging areas for construction sites. In this interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Presto Geosystems’ Bill Handlos, The Boldt Company’s Nick Mueller, and University of Kansas Professor Jie Han discuss the sustainability, durability, and performance of the new GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto’s GEOTERR... »

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... »

Geoweb® Used to Repair Underground Pavements

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In underground coal mines, the mines prefer to leave a base of coal to leave a firm subgrade for traffic. However, when coal seams are thin, in order to attain a minimum height to the roof miners have to dig into the base and expose soft lenses of clay which have low bearing capacities. Consequently, these frequently traversed pavements become impassable when mine vehicles, shuttle cars and mining... »

Charleston’s Landmark Citadel Goes Green With Low-Impact Porous Parking Lot

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When the historic Citadel sought to renovate its alumni parking lot, the project presented two engineering challenges: first, the client wanted a low-maintenance, environmentally friendly alternative to the existing surface (macadem pavement), which had developed alligator cracking and potholes; second, the client needed to protect a nearby saltwater marsh from pollutants in stormwater runoff. The... »

Earn LEED® Credits on Your Projects

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As an industry leader, Presto offers a variety of solutions for porous pavements and soil stabilization – solutions that provide positive environmental benefits, and have low negative environmental impact. Presto partners with designers and LEED® Project Managers to provide cost-effective, environmentally-responsible solutions that offer opportunities for LEED® credits in several credit categories... »