Better Bearing Capacity for Container Yard on Geocells

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Constructing on weak subgrade is always a challenge, but geosynthetics provide high-quality, efficient, and economical solutions. An exemplary case can be found in the busy city of Kolkata, India, where a logistics company needed to improve a weak subgrade at the site of a new container yard. Geocells provided the answer. ALLCARGO LOGISTICS Ltd.’s container yard was to be located at Kidderpore Doc... »

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... »

Strata’s New Geotechnical Software Focuses on GRS Design

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The recently launched StrataPro™ geotechnical software platform from Strata Systems, Inc. is a welcomed addition to the tools engineers can use to improve GRS design. Geosynthetically reinforced soil structures can improve the sustainability, economics, and safety of infrastructure, but they require significant care in planning and material selection. Programs such as StrataPro provide that suppor... »

Geocell-Supported Design Restores Indian Highway

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By Strata Geosystems (India) – Several days of torrential rain in March 2016 completely destroyed a stretch of National Highway 44 (NH-44) in India. The roadway is the main throughway for commercial traffic to the State of Tripura. The failed road zone was located on the Assam side of the Assam-Tripura border. A geocell-supported road solution was specified to repair the damage quickly. The ... »

New Leadership for Strata Systems as Fuller, Enger, Butchart Retire

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On the heels of establishing some dramatic global growth, Strata Systems, Inc. co-founders Chip Fuller (President) and Rich Enger (General Manager) have announced their impending retirement. Craig Bell, an industry veteran who currently serves as Strata Systems Northeast Regional Sales Manager, will transition in the role as General Manager. Also announcing his retirement is the company’s long-tim... »

Reinforcing India’s First Vertical Expansion of a Landfill

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The city of Vapi in the state of Gujarat, India, has a deep industrial history, with chemicals, pesticides, dyes, textiles, and other sectors active in the municipal area. Though such heavy industrial activity presents environmental challenges, Vapi is excelling due to its sustained effort over the last decade to continuously elevate its environmental performance. One of the signature projects in ... »

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... »

GeoAcademy Provides Geosynthetics E-Learning Platform for Brazil

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By Bruno Pedroni and Chris Kelsey – During one of the largest geotechnical engineering conferences in South America—Cobramseg 2016—Geo Soluções announced a geosynthetics e-learning platform. The digital resource, which is a joint venture with globally operating Strata Systems, provides a broad range of technical content from geosynthetics applications. GeoAcademy (http://geoacademy.com.br) is a fr... »

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... »

Strata Releases New Spanish-Language Website for Soil Reinforcement

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With a rapidly growing global sales and manufacturing presence, Strata Systems, Inc. has developed more regionally targeted portals in support of its clients and Strata’s soil reinforcement products. In particular, the significantly updated Spanish-language website targets the company’s strong presence in South America. The new site draws upon the recently updated English-language website and feat... »

Bernardi Joins Strata Systems as Director of Engineering

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Strata Systems, Inc.has made another big addition to its team, adding Michael Bernardi, P.E. to a role as Director of Engineering. Bernardi has extensive reinforcement design experience, including 30+ years in the field and serving as the technical editor of the National Concrete Masonry Association’s “Design Manual for Segmental Retaining Walls,” 3rd Edition (2010). In an announcement on the hiri... »

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... »

Strata Adds Phil McGoldrick as International Sales Manager

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Strata Systems has grown significantly in its international presence in recent years. Growth has followed a steady and diverse plan in developing product lines (e.g., StrataWeb®), investing in emerging markets (e.g., Indian and Brazilian infrastructure), and adding people. The company has just announced the addition of an industry veteran as Strata’s new International Sales Manager: Phil McGoldric... »

Strata Wins Milton Vargas Award for Innovative Use of Geosynthetics

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Cumming, Georgia – Strata Systems, Inc.’s sister company Geo Soluções Ltd., recently won a Milton Vargas Award for the article, “StrataSlope,” which was published in the November 2013 issue of Brazilian publication “Foundations & Geotechnical Works.” The award distinguishes works, projects and professionals who stand out throughout the year in the segment of geote... »

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... »

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... »

Estabilização de Solos: Conquistando uma Montanha Colombiana

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Uma História de Estabilização de Solos dos Sistemas Strata – A empresa de exploração e desenvolvimento, Continental Gold, estabeleceu uma operação de mineração nas montanhas de Antioquia, Colômbia. Situado a 940m acima do nível do mar, o terreno bastante complexo e íngreme faz com que a área seja praticamente inacessível à máquinas de construção para construir uma área de armazenamento e trabalho.... »

Soil Stabilization: Conquering a Colombian Mountain

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A Soil Stabilization Story from Strata Systems – Exploration and development company, Continental Gold, established a mining operation in the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia. Situated 940m (3,084 ft.) above sea level, the very complex and steep terrain rendered the area nearly inaccessible for construction equipment to build a stable storage and work area. In fact, mules had to be used to a... »

Strata Acquires 50% Equity in Geo Solucões, Ltda.

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Cumming, GA, USA – (Oct. 1, 2013) Today, Strata Systems, Inc., a Glen Raven company and manufacturer and marketer of soil reinforcement products, announced its acquisition of 50% of the equity in Geo Solucões Ltda. of Brazil. With offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Geo Solucões Ltd. is a Brazilian geotechnical solutions company that designs and builds advanced soil reinforcement structures i... »

MSE Berm for Landfill Vertical Expansion

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By Strata Systems – A high-pressure gas line running through a landfill site near Lewiston, New York presented a challenge to the landfill owner, Modern Landfill of Model City, New York. The original plan of moving the gas line to meet the capacity needs of the landfill was quite onerous, and warranted a fresh look. The traditional method of an earthen berm was explored to separate the landf... »

Case Study: Geocell and Geogrid Soil Reinforcement for 18 Wheelers

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By Strata Systems – The gravel-surfaced property at Glen Raven Logistics in Altamahaw, NC takes daily abuse from tractor-trailer trucks coming for fuel and maintenance. The heavy loads and turning tires from multi-ton vehicles running over the same pathways each day had created ruts that filled with pooling water and was showing signs of progressive failure. Adding additional aggregate fill ... »

Coordination Crucial for Massive Retaining Wall at Hendersonville, Tennessee Sam’s Club

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When plans were being made for a new Sam's Club in Hendersonville, TN, developers were presented with several challenges regarding the retaining wall on the property. First, the wall would reinforce a large area, rising 30 feet high and running nearly a half-mile. Areas behind the wall had a steep three to one slope, access roads for deliveries had to be accommodated, and because it backed up to p... »

Strata Introduces Stratabase – Geogrid Reinforcement for Roadways

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Strata introduces StrataBase®, a complete line of rigid biaxial geogrids designed for structural reinforcement in paved and unpaved roads. The line consists of fully tested extruded and oriented polypropylene geogrids offered in multiple tensile strengths, all of which meet or exceed current industry standards. StrataBase reduces pavement failure caused by lateral spreading of base material and is... »

Stratawall Brings Stability and Beauty to Urban Park

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In its latest case study, Strata Systems profiles an exemplary green wall project. The site, the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dearborn, Michigan, is a 20-acre education, recreation and cultural arts and worship facility. With both topographical and economic challenges to consider, the center’s managers sought a cost-efficient and attractive solution to stabilize grade changes near t... »