Modern Designing of Stormwater Channels Using the GEOWEB 3D Confinement System Presented by Sam Justice

Channels subjected to high flows and associated shear stresses are susceptible to washout of natural soils and rock, which leads to uncontrolled water movement and further degradation. Typical riprap and concrete protection can be expensive and difficult to install. The GEOWEB® channels may be designed with a variety of infill materials to meet aesthetic requirements and resist anticipated hydraulic flows and associated stresses. The GEOWEB® Channel Protection System provides a variety of economical and flexible protection treatments for open channels and hydraulic structures. The system delivers stability and protection for channels exposed to erosive conditions ranging from low-to-high flows—either intermittent or continuous. The GEOWEB system, which can be filled with topsoil, aggregate, or concrete, lowers costs for stormwater control by utilizing on-site materials and eliminating the need for internal reinforcement. GEOWEB channels can withstand high-velocity flow over long channels, and the ability to incorporate energy dissipation allows the GEOWEB system to successfully perform when applied along steep slopes. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of GEOWEB channel protection from accredited research and testing. Learn how the GEOWEB confinement system can accommodate typical construction issues and design problems. Understand the typical applications for GEOWEB channel protection and how to utilize on-site materials…. Read more »

Stabilizing Intermodal & Port Yards Using the GEOWEB® System Presented by Bryan Wedin

The constant weight of parked trailers, stacked containers, and heavy traffic patterns can cause your intermodal or port facility yard’s surface and subbase materials to degrade. This instability of the base materials causes rutting, potholes, and even pavement failure. These surface problems can require costly maintenance, and significant interruption of facility operations, as well as create a loss of income from usable space. The GEOWEB® system reduces the vertical pressure and provides a high-stiffness foundation, increasing the load capacity of the subgrade to more effectively handle heavy reach stackers and container loads. In the base layer under hard pavements, confinement of aggregate significantly reduces movement, lateral heave, and settlement for increased pavement life. For unpaved surfaces, the GEOWEB system solves surface stability problems with less aggregate and less maintenance even allowing sand or on-site, lower quality aggregate to be used as infill. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of using the GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System on surfaces and pavements. Learn how the GEOWEB system reduces vertical pressure and subbase movement. Understand how the GEOWEB system can reduce pavement depths. Learn how the GEOWEB confinement system extends pavement life and reduces maintenance.

Improve Energy Infrastructure Resilience with Geocells, Porous Pavers & Ground Protection Mats Presented by Cory Schneider

The energy sector is faced with many challenges when it comes to project design and construction. Many times access/construction roads need to be built over soft, wet soils and must be able to support very heavy loads. Touch and step hazards abound at electrical substations. Pipelines can traverse over hilly/mountainous areas where slopes need to be stabilized after construction is complete. As in all construction projects, stormwater needs to be managed. Presto Geosystems can provide cost-effective, low-maintenance, quality solutions for all of these potential issues using our GEOWEB® 3D Soil Stabilization System (Geocells) and GEOTERRA® Construction Mats. This webinar will explore the solutions and services that are available through Presto. Learning Objectives: Learn about the development of geocell technology, the general applications where it can be used, and the different installation accessories available. Understand how geocells can be useful in energy sector applications, specifically in load support, channel protection, and slope protection. Learn how geocells can eliminate touch and step hazards while still providing stable work surfaces. Gain an understanding of the variety of applications GEOTERRA mats can be used for on construction sites–temporary and permanent use. Learn about successful energy projects using the GEOWEB geocells and GEOTERRA Construction Mats.

Designing Sustainable Trails and Embankments with Porous Pavements, Stabilized Slopes and Green Walls Presented by Cory Schneider

Trails and greenways play a vital role in communities by preserving and creating open spaces for low or no-cost outdoor recreation. Trails designed with permeable surfaces rather than traditional concrete or asphalt allow for better environmental and stormwater management. Since recreational trails can be designed for a wide range of uses, including motorized and non-motorized traffic, it’s important to utilize a solution that is durable and flexible. In this webinar, we will explore a variety of soil stabilization and porous pavement products that can be tailored to the needs of individual projects—including those with hard-to-access areas and stormwater concerns. Multiple types of infill and anchoring methods allow for project customization, resulting in low-maintenance and attractive trails for years to come. Trail embankment stabilization is another consideration when designing recreational trails. The embankments may be part of the existing natural terrain or result from cuts made to accommodate the construction of the new trails. Depending on embankment steepness, the GEOWEB® 3D system can be used to stabilize slopes with single-layer protection or near-vertical, tiered retaining walls with a vegetated fascia. GEOWEB green slopes and walls protect against erosion, reduce stormwater runoff, and create a natural environment for sustainable vegetation. Learning Objectives:… Read more »

Improving Infrastructure Resilience: Permanent Stabilization for Roads, Highways, and Bridges Presented by Sam Justice

Infrastructure development for highways and road corridors faces many challenges when it comes to project design and construction. Building asphalt or concrete roadways over soft soils requires thick base layers of expensive stone, and pavement surfaces often fail just a few years after installation. Expanding road width requires steepening corridor embankments, leading to potential slope failure that can cause road closures and damage. Stormwater management alongside roads is an increasingly common concern due to limited construction space and larger storm events. Presto Geosystems provides cost-effective, low-maintenance, quality solutions for all of these potential issues using our GEOWEB® 3D Soil Stabilization System. In this webinar, we will discuss how to utilize these solutions to address the challenges of aging infrastructure. Learning Objectives: • Gain an understanding of the innovative ways Presto Geosystems’ products can provide permanent stability solutions along roadways and surrounding areas. • Understand how geocells perform in the most challenging soil conditions. • Learn about different geocell applications and where they can be used in roadway corridors. • Learn how to use geocells to help manage stormwater runoff alongside roads and prolong pavement life.

Managing Stormwater through Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development Presented by Sam Justice

Today’s increasingly stringent environmental regulations continue to create the need for Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) management on project sites. New and innovative methods must be used to limit hard surfaces such as parking lots, walkways, and emergency access lanes. Land access is at a premium, and areas of environmental protection are increasing, requiring builders and engineers to work with regulators to utilize both LID and GI practices. Porous pavements are an easy and economical way to reduce the impervious surfaces on-site and restore the natural water cycle close to its source. Porous pavements have the added benefit of reducing the size of above-ground detention ponds and minimizing conveyance and treatment infrastructure. Stormwater diversion channels, roadside swales, and drainage ditches can be constructed with low-maintenance solutions, protecting against erosion and overflow concerns. Living green walls increase the amount of vegetation on-site, help promote water filtration from higher elevations, and allow access to more valuable land. Learning Objectives: Learn what Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure mean for residential and commercial project sites. Gain an understanding of the regulations governing these practices and how they have been met with traditional construction methods. Learn about porous pavement options and… Read more »

Repair & Reduce Slope Erosion Using the GEOWEB System Presented by Sam Justice, P.E.

Earthen slopes are naturally susceptible to erosion due to gravity, water, and surcharge loads. Slope failure can lead to unsightly conditions, landscape and property damage, and costly repairs. The GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System protects soil slopes against these erosive forces. Even extremely steep or tall slopes can be secured with the GEOWEB system. Multiple types of infill and anchoring methods allow for project customization, resulting in a low-maintenance and attractive slope for years to come. Learning Objectives: Understand the causes of slope surface erosion and how they lead to slope failure. Learn how the GEOWEB system can protect slopes against erosive forces. Learn how to apply GEOWEB Slope Protection Systems in a variety of project conditions. Know when the GEOWEB system is applicable, even on very steep slopes.

Building Infrastructure Resilience Against Extreme Weather Events Using Geocells Presented by Sam Justice, PE

When extreme weather events occur, communities are often left to grapple with the devastating effects. An increase in extreme weather patterns, coupled with aging or inadequate infrastructure, amplifies the often dangerous and costly damage that ensues—especially for vulnerable communities living in low-lying areas. In this webinar, we will discuss how to incorporate GEOWEB® geocells into projects to create climate-resistant infrastructure in load support, slope stabilization, channel protection, and retaining wall applications. The discussion will include solutions for an array of industries, including energy, transportation, and stormwater management. Project case studies will show how this advanced geosynthetic technology can be used for rebuilding storm-ravaged roads, repairing and stabilizing channel embankments, and preventing flooding after extreme weather events. Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the innovative ways the GEOWEB® geocells can provide permanent stabilization solutions for a variety of applications. Understand how geocells perform in the most challenging soil conditions. Learn about projects using the GEOWEB® geocells to improve infrastructure resilience. Learn how the GEOWEB® geocells can help manage stormwater and mitigate flooding.

Reduce Stormwater Infrastructure with Vegetated & Aggregate Porous Pavements Presented by Sam Justice

Today’s increasingly stringent stormwater regulations continue to create the need for stormwater management. The preferred method is to retain the stormwater on-site rather than having it move off-site through overland flow or into storm sewers. Typical solutions—retention or detention ponds—are expensive to construct, occupy valuable land, require significant maintenance, can be safety hazards, and are unattractive nuisances. An alternative solution is to reduce the amount of impermeable surface on the site. Hard-surface (asphalt and concrete) porous pavements are expensive and can be very difficult and time-consuming to install. Rigid and flexible plastic porous pavement systems provide a low-cost, easy-to-install surface designed to handle the most demanding load requirements. The porous pavers from Presto Geosystems can have a vegetated or aggregate infill. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of porous pavements. Learn how the rigid and flexible porous pavements perform under varying infill materials and traffic-loading conditions. Learn how to apply vegetated and aggregate porous pavements for a variety of project conditions. Understand how porous pavements are capable of detaining stormwater runoff.

Flexible Design Solutions for Dams and Spillways Presented by Sam Justice

Due to potentially high water flows and heavy hydraulic pressure, dam and spillway applications have unique considerations when it comes to erosion control and slope protection. Whether you need to protect an infrequently used spillway area, a dam crest that sees semi-frequent vehicle traffic, or entire dam structures in constant use, the GEOWEB® Soil Confinement System will be able to provide a solution. With multiple infill options and anchorage choices available, the GEOWEB system’s flexibility allows it to meet the demands of any site. Learning Objectives: Understand how the GEOWEB system can protect against erosion water flow. Learn how to apply the GEOWEB slope protection system in a variety of project conditions. Learn how the GEOWEB confinement system can accommodate typical construction issues and design problems. Understand how the GEOWEB system reduces vertical pressure on the subgrade, allowing for a reduced cross-section.