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.

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.

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 »

Building Resilient Oil & Gas Roads and Pads Using Geocells Presented by Bryan Wedin, P.E.

When unpaved roads, drill pads, and work platforms are constructed over weak subgrades, base deterioration can lead to degradation. This degradation leads to unwanted deflections, rutting, and ultimately failure of the surface layer. The GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System significantly reduces the vertical pressure reaching the subgrade, provides a high-stiffness foundation and reduces cross-section thickness up to 50% or more. Increasing the load capacity of the subgrade allows it to effectively handle heavy vehicle and drill rig loads while reducing maintenance cost. Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of using the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System to stabilize surfaces for unpaved roads, drill pads, and work platforms using low-quality fill or sand. Discover how 3D-confined base material reduces cross-section depth and provides a more stable base, especially over soft subgrade soils. Learn how the GEOWEB system reduces vertical pressure and subbase movement. Learn how the GEOWEB system performs effectively when subject to heavy vehicle and drill rig loadings.

Modern Designing of Stormwater Channels Using the GEOWEB® System Presented by Sam Justice, P.E.

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. The 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… Read more »

Improving Energy Infrastructure Resilience with Geocells and Ground Protection Mats Presented by Cory Schneider

The energy industry continually faces complex challenges in project design and construction, ranging from constructing access roads over soft, wet soils, to managing touch and step hazards at electrical substations, stabilizing slopes in hilly or mountainous regions, and implementing efficient stormwater management plans. Presto Geosystems provides cost-effective, low-maintenance, and high-quality solutions for overcoming these obstacles. We will discuss the various applications of our innovative products, including the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System (Geocells) and GEOTERRA® Construction Mats, and how they can help address the unique challenges faced by the energy industry. In this webinar, you will learn about: The evolution of geocell technology, its diverse applications, and the range of installation accessories available. The specific ways geocells address energy sector challenges, including load support, channel protection, and slope protection. The use of geocells and gravel pavers to eliminate touch and step hazards while maintaining stable work surfaces. The various applications of GEOTERRA mats to tackle construction site access issues, for both temporary and permanent solutions. Case studies showcasing successful energy projects utilizing GEOWEB geocells and GEOTERRA construction mats.

Introduction to the Presto Geo P3 Portal Presented by Sam Justice

Sign up for the Presto Geo P3 Project Planning Portal >> Learning Objectives: Presto Geosystems is proud to introduce the Presto Geo P3 Project Planning Portal, a web-based suite of geotechnical calculations to assist with the project planning and design process. With a personalized dashboard and vast resource library, the Presto Geo P3 portal is a fast and easy way to harness the power of value engineering. This webinar will give you the means to add this powerful tool to your design toolkit, allowing you to build smarter, faster and more sustainability with the full range of products offered by Presto Geosystems. Understand the functionality and layout of the Presto Geosystem P3 portal, emphasizing the features of the dashboard and resource library. Identify and explore the geotechnical calculation tools available, focusing on applications in soil stabilization, porous pavements, and site access. Apply the use of an example calculation in real-world design plans, demonstrating how to interpret and utilize the output effectively.

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 »