Flexible Design Solutions for Resilient Dams and Spillways Presented by Sam Justice

When it comes to erosion control and slope protection in dam and spillway applications, unique challenges arise due to the potential for high water flows and heavy hydraulic pressure. We understand the importance of finding effective solutions for various scenarios, whether it’s protecting an infrequently used spillway area, a dam crest with semi-frequent vehicle traffic, or even entire dam structures that are in constant use. During this webinar, we showcase how the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System provides a reliable and tailored approach to erosion control and slope protection in dam and spillway environments. Learning Objectives: Gain in-depth insight into the erosion control capabilities of the GEOWEB System, understanding how it effectively protects against the force of water flow. Acquire practical knowledge on the application of the GEOWEB Slope Protection System across a wide range of project conditions, enabling you to adapt it to various environments with confidence. Discover how the GEOWEB Confinement System addresses typical construction issues and design problems, equipping you with strategies to overcome challenges and simplify your erosion control projects. Develop a comprehensive understanding of how the GEOWEB System reduces vertical pressure on the subgrade, allowing for a reduced cross-section without compromising the structural integrity of the… Read more »

Best Practices for Installing the GEOWEB® Geocell System Presented by José Pablo George

In this webinar, we will review installation techniques for the four major applications of the GEOWEB® geocells: Load Support, Slope Protection, Channel Armoring, and Earth Retention. We will offer professional tips and best practices to streamline your installation process, saving you both time and money. This intermediate-level webinar is designed for those who already have some experience with the GEOWEB system and are looking to enhance their knowledge of the installation process; however, all are welcome to attend. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of geocellular confinement for the major applications of the GEOWEB® geocells, including Load Support, Slope Protection, Channel Armoring, and Earth Retention. Gain valuable insights into the most effective installation techniques for the GEOWEB System utilizing our integral ATRA® accessories. Learn how to how to properly train contractors prior to installation, setting them up for success and ensuring the best possible outcome for your project.

Building Climate-Resilient Infrastructure with GEOWEB® Geocells Presented by Sam Justice, PE

As extreme weather events become more frequent, communities face increased challenges. This recorded webinar focuses on the application of GEOWEB® geocells in critical areas such as load support, slope stabilization, channel protection, and retaining walls. These applications are crucial for strengthening infrastructure across sectors including energy, transportation, and stormwater management. Webinar Highlights: Explore innovative stabilization solutions using GEOWEB geocells across various applications. Learn how GEOWEB geocells perform under the most challenging soil conditions. Review case studies that demonstrate how GEOWEB geocells have been instrumental in rebuilding storm-damaged roads, stabilizing embankments, and managing stormwater to prevent flooding.

Advancing Sustainable Design in Recreational Trails and Embankments Presented by Cory Schneider

trails webinar

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® 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 living walls protect against erosion, reduce stormwater runoff, and create a natural environment for sustainable vegetation. Learning Objectives:… Read more »

Unlocking the Power of Geocells: VE Solutions for Mine Infrastructure Presented by José Pablo George

mining webinar

In this webinar, we will explore solutions to a number of challenges faced by the mining industry. We will discuss how the GEOWEB®  3D Soil Stabilization System offers a better approach to soil stability challenges when accessing sites over soft ground; controlling and containing stormwater; protecting geomembranes from basins, tailing, and heap leach pads; and reclaiming slopes at the time of closure. Through 3D confinement and the strengthening of infill, less material is required and on-site waste rock can be used. The GEOWEB system offers increased speed of operation, lower maintenance, safer installation, and lower total cost of ownership. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of geocellular confinement for high-performing, long-lasting mine infrastructure. Explore mine applications for geocells in haul road, slope, channel, and containment pond solutions. Learn how 3D geocellular confinement can produce higher performance and lower maintenance mine site solutions.

Designing Resilient and Cost-Effective Stormwater Channels Presented by Sam Justice, P.E.

Learn how the GEOWEB® Channel Protection System offers an innovative solution to channel erosion. High-flow environments pose a risk of soil and rock washout, leading to uncontrolled water flow and landscape degradation. Traditional methods like riprap and concrete are often costly and labor-intensive. The GEOWEB system presents a versatile alternative, adaptable to a range of infill materials that cater to both functional requirements and aesthetic preferences, effectively countering hydraulic stresses. Discover the economic and installation benefits of the GEOWEB system. Its design versatility accommodates low to high flow conditions, ensuring stability across various erosive scenarios. By allowing the use of local materials and negating the necessity for internal reinforcements, the GEOWEB system reduces overall costs and simplifies installation. The system is engineered to sustain high-velocity water flow and is particularly efficient in energy dissipation, which is crucial for maintaining integrity on steep gradients. 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. Learn how to apply GEOWEB confinement to control high flow situations and energy dissipation requirements.

Maximizing Ballast Life and Rail Performance with the GEOWEB® Geocells Presented by Sam Justice, PE

Ballast degradation can rapidly occur under heavy axle loadings over soft subgrade soils. Ballast failure can lead to speed reductions, track downtime, and costly maintenance and repairs. In railroad applications, the GEOWEB® Ballast Stabilization System reduces the vertical pressure reaching the subgrade and provides a high-stiffness foundation. GEOWEB-stabilized ballast significantly reduces ballast movement, aggregate rotation, and rail settlement—resulting in increased ballast life and long-term performance. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of GEOWEB-stabilized ballast from accredited research and testing. Learn how the GEOWEB stabilization system can reduce vertical ballast pressure and ballast movement. Understand the typical applications for GEOWEB ballast stabilization. Learn how to apply GEOWEB stabilization to extend rail life and reduce maintenance.

Introduction to the GEOWEB® MSE Retaining Wall Design Software Presented by Bryan Wedin

Presto Geosystems offers its free GEOWEB® MSE design software for gravity and reinforced wall applications. Create vegetated and non-vegetated MSE structures based on the GEOWEB system inputs for reinforced slopes, gravity walls, and geogrid-reinforced walls. The software is based on industry-standard design methods and contains specific algorithms that capture the unique interaction between the GEOWEB system, retained, foundation, and reinforced soil; specific factors of safety; and geogrid reinforcement, if applicable. This webinar will provide an in-depth tour of the MSE wall design software. You will learn how to navigate the software and input simple data to create a full-graphic design analysis and cross-sectional drawing. In this webinar, you will learn: About the different types of retaining wall systems possible with the GEOWEB system. How the MSE Wall Design Software functions and the supporting design theory. How the software performs an analysis with simple data input screens for both gravity and reinforced systems. About real-world applications through an overview of case studies.

Designing Soft-Armored & Hard-Armored Retaining Walls Presented by Sam Justice, P.E.

Retaining wall systems are used to hold back earth and achieve grade separation between two adjacent points at different elevations. There are many types of retaining wall systems, including concrete, steel, gabions, sheet piling, and reinforced soil. The GEOWEB® Retaining Wall System, in general, belongs to the reinforced soil category. Depending on the slope angle and site conditions, retaining walls are commonly referred to as gravity walls, reinforced walls, or reinforced soil slopes. The GEOWEB Retaining Walls make it possible to stabilize soil at the face of the wall or slope with a naturally vegetated fascia. The GEOWEB system’s open-celled terraces create a natural environment for sustainable vegetation and allow stormwater infiltration. The GEOWEB walls conform well to landscape contours, are resistant to environmental degradation, and install 25-30% faster than MSE block walls. Learning Objectives: Learn about the different types of retaining wall systems that can be built with the GEOWEB system. Understand the design of the GEOWEB System for various wall and reinforcement types, applications, and site conditions. Learn about unique system features and what sets GEOWEB Retaining Walls apart from other types of walls. Learn about the free design tools and software offered by Presto Geosystems for retaining… Read more »

Repair & Reduce Slope Erosion Using the GEOWEB System Presented by José Pablo George

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.