Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Salix! Bioengineering – the use of vegetation and natural/man made materials in Civil Engineering construction for surface soil protection,"— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Salix! Bioengineering – the use of vegetation and natural/man made materials in Civil Engineering construction for surface soil protection, slope stabilisation, watercourse and shoreline protection Richard Edwards
Typical Issues and Problems Incorrect choice of product/solution (Willow spiling/soil filled geotextiles) Concept that bioengineering is always a soft solution (Hard/soft combine) Bioengineering can only be used in low energy rivers (Not true) No performance data with bioengineering materials (There is!) Long term performance Maintenance issues (standard get out clause even within the EA) Not involved till its too late (ECI vital) General civil contractors used on frameworks rather than specialists
Bioengineering correct choice Soil erosion control and habitat creation Challenge soft and hard engineering Study failures. Why? Right technique for problem Undermines confidence Once bitten twice shy....
Replacing four tiers of blockstone Bioengineering can be a combination of hard and soft.
Mobile Gravel/Cobble Bed 1. Cobble Bed 2.Degradation/Bed Down cutting 3.Shading 4.Very Steep/High Energy 5.Blockstone Proposed
6 weeks on
Slopes Cut & Prepared in Colliery Shale Grass & Legume Mix Sown Case study 2 River Ebbw – High Energy Blockstone Replacement
High Performance Composite-TRM installed NAG P550 over prepared surface
High Performance C-TRM with Rock Roll & Willow Fascine Toe Live Willow and rock roll toe revetment
4 m/s flood! One flood event onto unprotected slopes
Blockstone v bioengineering One year later.
Blockstone v bioengineering Five years later.
Blockstone v bioengineering Five years later....