Next week, IAI Project Manager, Kirk Foley, will be presenting a technical paper on IAIs work on the Mile Point Training Wall project, at the WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo '17. The paper was co-authored by Kirk and IAI Technical Director, Aaron Wright, and describes the challenges of installing a geotextile tube wall in the fast-moving, tidally-influenced … [Read more...]
Geotextile Tube Installations
IAI has installed miles of geotextile tube structures over shorelines and in shallow waters, to protect wetlands and beaches from erosion, and to create dunes in areas eroded by hurricanes.
IAI has also installed geotextile tubes to expand dikes and berms around impoundments. We have an excellent track record of filling geotextile tubes to precise elevations and geotemetries, creating walls and containment rings from filled tubes. These installations not only increase impoundment capacity by raising the berm or dike elevation, but they also provide a disposal option for the impounded sediment or waste material (such as coal ash).
Below are some examples of our wetland, shoreline and impoundments geotextile tube installations.
These beautiful aerial shots of an in-water geotextile tube installation, off the coast of Florida, beg to be shared! IAI is working as a subcontractor for this on-going channel improvement project. Click here to learn more about our Geotextile Tube Structures services. Get updates on the project at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville … [Read more...]
The Raccoon Island Marsh Creation Project was led by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Spring of 2013 to establish a larger breeding ground for pelicans. A dike was installed and material was dredged from the ocean to create the marsh. This shoreline protection project utilized hydraulic dredging to install 4,620 feet of scour aprons and … [Read more...]
As part of an effort to restore emergent sandbar habitat in the Missouri River for two endangered species of bird (the least tern and the piping plover), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) let this project. IAI provided geotextile tube installation and filling services, deploying and filling approximately 1,028 lineal feet of 40 foot circumference … [Read more...]
Summary IAI installed 2,300 lineal feet of scour apron and 2,300 lineal feet of 40 foot circumference geotextile tubes in the North Fork Toutle River as part of an effort to reduce flooding by trapping sand and sediments flowing from the Mount St. Helens volcano into the river. The tubes have been placed in the river, along with massive timber … [Read more...]
Summary The Grand Isle & Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project was let by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the summer of 2009 to rehabilitate shorelines damaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike and install an innovative levee structure to protect the beach from future storms. To reduce the impact of storm surge and resulting erosion, IAI … [Read more...]