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Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions: An Alternative to Rock Riprap

Course Information

Engineers are tasked to provide solutions for infrastructure challenges in the most efficient manner possible. One must balance standard practice with innovation to constantly improve effectiveness and efficiency. Rock riprap is an accepted traditional solution for erosion control and slope stabilization, but there are other alternatives.


Drew Loizeaux, P.E.

Learning Objectives

• How to determine the hydraulic performance of Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions and rock riprap.

• The environmental benefit of Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions.

• How to efficiently use an Engineered Earth Armoring Solution in place of conventional solutions.

• What qualifications are required of an Engineered Earth Armoring Solution in order to provide long-term performance.


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