Presto Geosystems Seeks Technical Manager

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology in the late 1970s. Today, the manufacturer continues its growth in geotechnical applications and is currently searching for a Technical Manager located at their corporate headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsi... »

Railway Ballast Stabilization with Geocell at Bridge Approaches

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A portion of a railway track in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had been a high maintenance area for many years due to the impact loads from rail cars transitioning off of a concrete bridge abutment onto ballasted concrete ties. The ties were located over soft subgrade, which had exhibited a history of pumping. The rail operator, Florida East Coast Railway, sought a ballast stabilization solution to corr... »

Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Study

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Oregon State University’s Dr. Ben Leshchinsky, P.E. and the University of Kansas’s Dr. Jin Han, P.E. recently combined their wealth of geosynthetics knowledge in a track ballast research study. Specifically, they evaluated the performance of a high-density polyethylene geocellular system (HDPE GEOWEB® from Presto Geosystems) in a railway base stabilization system. The rigorous track testing quanti... »

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... »

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... »

Railway Engineering Focus in Geofabrics Journal

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The February 2015 issue of Geofabrics Journal, published by Geofabrics Australasia, includes a significant focus on railway engineering, including project notes and the many geotechnical solutions within them that utilize geosynthetics. The rounded view of rail works profiles materials, issues of track and subsoil integrity, and Australia’s infrastructure needs—all of which can be extended to unde... »

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... »

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... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Slope Stabilization with Geocells

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Panama’s coastal storms cause significant erosion issues. Punta Raton Beach exemplifies the challenges and how to overcome them. Limited space, steep and sandy slopes. Heavy rains and wind. In this Geosynthetica video interview, Al Florez (Geo Products LLC) discusses how Panama-based Panaweb utilized EnviroGrid geocells in a highly effective erosion control and slope stabilization design to ... »

Sustainable Slope Stabilization with Geocells

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For many years, the hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed erosion-causing storms. This has presented a number of problems to the residents in the Punta Raton Beach area. With limited space allowed for development but with high demand to make it possible, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70° angle. Geo Products LLC's PC Lauringer writes on how geocells ... »

Louisville District Uses New Technology to Support Smithland Flood Fight

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"They figured they only had about 75 hours," USACE's John Neville writes. He was referring to the window of time before the city of Smithland, Kentucky might be flooded. The US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District office joined this flood fight in late April, taking on a scale of flooding that hadn't been experienced in nearly 75 years in some parts of the region. For Smithland, the Corps u... »

Battling the Flood in Smithland with Defencell

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This project represents the largest ever emergency installation of a Defencell Flood Wall system in the United States. The Defencell Flood Wall is a geotextile-based system, originally developed for ballistic defenses in military operations, and can be quickly constructed utilizing local fill, sand, or other common aggregates. Within 24 hours of receiving a call from the USACE, Fiberweb delivered ... »