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... »

Presto Geosystems Seeks a Business Development Manager

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The Presto Geosystems team continues to grow. The company has announced that it is adding a Business Development Manager for a technical sales position in North America. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER The ideal Business Development Manager candidate will be a dynamic leader with success developing distribution networks and overseeing territory projects, promoting technical construction solutions to ... »

Presto Geosystems Releases a Porous Pavement Design Assistant

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Porous pavement solutions have drawn considerable interest in communities for the green engineering benefits they provide. Porous pavements can greatly reduce stormwater runoff by enabling a high infiltration or percolation rate of water into underlying soils. The permeability of these systems can also trap suspended solids, thus filtering them out of any residual runoff so water that is shed is c... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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 ... »