Geosynthetics Magazine Sponsored Webinar by Tensar: Natural Facings For Better Performance & Value on Very Steep Slopes & Walls
November 8, 2018 | 1PM EST
Free to Industry Professionals
Duration: One hour
This presentation will provide a case study example of how Natural Facings provide better performance and value on very steep slopes and walls. Steve will provide the background behind a project completed using SierraScape retaining wall system for The Hills at Governor’s Island on New York Harbor. Throughout the presentation, you will discover the designer, economic, and installation benefits of using natural facings when supporting steep slopes and walls.
Reinforced soil slopes and steepened slopes present unique stability challenges for just about any engineer or contractor. Most utilize grade separation applications, but there are alternatives, such as natural, landscaped sloping structures. Natural Facings enhance property value, support environmental compliance, and minimize footprints with maximized, usable land in undeveloped areas.
The Hills at Governor’s Island project resulted in reduced material and installation costs by minimizing fill requirements and allowing the use of on-site fill. The project succeeded in its goal to provide a beautiful and natural solution to soil stabilization.
Steve Luptak, National Product Manager, Tensar
Steve serves with Tensar as the National Product Manager for retaining walls, reinforced slopes, and bridge abutments. Steve has held diverse roles with Tensar since 2005 and has 24 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Tensar, he held sales positions in California with Layfield Plastics, and with Contech in the Northeast. Steve has been the engineer-of-record on more than 200 wall and slope projects and is licensed in 17 states. He is a 1993 civil engineering graduate of Penn State. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Jenn, their three kids, two very bad Arctic dogs, and one very careful cat.
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