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...]
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.
Summary IAI designed and installed a geotextile tube breakwater along the Atlantic shoreline adjacent to a landing strip and rocket launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility, part of the Goddard Space Center, in Virginia. The geotextile tube breakwater was constructed from 4,600 lineal feet of 34 foot circumference geotextile tubes. A scour apron … [Read more...]
Scope of Work IAI was contracted by the Lake Sinissippi Improvement District to dredge the lake, and design and install an erosion control berm which would isolate a 40-acre portion of man-made Lake Sinissippi from an adjacent wetland. The project was conducted to remediate the marsh wetland environment, which had been deteriorated by a non-game fish … [Read more...]
Click here to learn more about the Grand Isle project “Tubin’ on the Isle,” a video story posted on ENR.com, the web site of Engineering News Review, features IAI’ latest beach stabilization project and includes an interview with IAI’s Site Superintendent, Larry Leach. The Grand Isle and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project is underway along the Gulf … [Read more...]
Click here to learn more about the Wallops Island Shoreline Stabilization project Resolving the Conflict When New Ideas Hit Tight Deadlines,” an article by Angelle Bergeron, posted on ENR.com (Engineering News Review) on Feb. 4, 2009 features a photo from IAI’ NASA Wallops Flight Facility Emergency Shoreline Stabilization Project. The article … [Read more...]