Bioengineering Case Studies

Sustainable Stream Bank and Slope Stabilization

Authors: Goldsmith, Wendi, Gray, Donald, McCullah, John

  • Presents a range of well-documented case studies on key techniques and best practices for bio-stabilization projects
  • Emphasizes evaluation and comparison of different techniques and challenges across a wide range of project types and geographies
  • Adopts a clear and consistent descriptive scheme and performance evaluation rubrics for 30 bio-stabilization projects, including efforts protecting/repairing watersheds, stabilizing slopes along highways, and protecting stream banks and coastal slopes
  • Features four to five high-quality photographs for each project, totaling nearly 150 images
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"Bio-Stabilization Case Studies: Treatment and Performance Evaluation" describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was employed to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Bio-stabilization (or soil bioengineering) refers to the use of plant materials, primarily live cuttings, arranged in the ground in different arrays to reinforce soils and protect upland slopes and/or stream banks against surficial erosion and shallow slope failures. Examples included in the collection represent different regions of the country and their specific conditions and challenges. Each project is illustrated with a number of distinctive photographs to support the reader's understanding and showcase the wide scope of projects and techniques presented. The volume is ideal for civil and environmental engineers and environmental scientists working on watershed, infrastructure projects, and municipal scale installations.

About the authors

Donald Gray is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan;
John McCullah is President, Salix Applied Earthcare, Redding, CA; and Wendi Goldsmith is CEO, Bioengineering Group, Salem, MA.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goldsmith, Wendi (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Project #1: Fleming Creek

    Goldsmith, Wendi (et al.)

    Pages 9-13

  • Project #2: Gateway Garden

    Goldsmith, Wendi (et al.)

    Pages 15-19

  • Project #3: School Girl’s Glen

    Goldsmith, Wendi (et al.)

    Pages 21-26

  • Project #4: River Landing

    Goldsmith, Wendi (et al.)

    Pages 27-32

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Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7995-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioengineering Case Studies
Book Subtitle
Sustainable Stream Bank and Slope Stabilization
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7996-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7996-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7995-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4767-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 184 illustrations in colour
Topics