Geosynthetics—Past and Future

In use since the 1950s, geosynthetic fabrics make unusual architecture—and stable roads—possible.

Credit: MC HARRY AND ASSOCIATES
Crushed blue glass creates a permeable surface.

Credit: MC HARRY AND ASSOCIATES
Crushed blue glass creates a permeable surface.

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It was a series of storms in north Florida in 1957 that led Robert J. Barrett, along with engineers from the University of Florida, to develop the first genuine geosynthetic material. It was used to protect the beaches from erosion. Barrett, president of Carthage Mills who would later become known…

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