retaining wall engineering Articles

  • Innovative solution Port of Oakland Soils, California - Case Study

    When the ship carrying the world's largest container cranes squeaked under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge with a mere 25 inches to spare late last year, officials at the Port of Oakland along with everyone else involved in the delicate operation breathed a collective sigh of relief. The cranes had completed their successful passage from Shanghai, China, to their new home at the Port's ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Flood impact reduction and streambank repair along Spy Run Creek - Spy Run Creek, Indiana - Case Study

    Project Highlights SPY Run Creek Streambank Repair Owner: City of Fort Wayne, Ind. Engineer: Christopher B. Burke Engineering LLC / Indianapolis office Geosynthetics Distributor: D2 Land & Water Resource Inc. Cellular Confinement System: Geoweb–Presto Geosystems Background ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Eastney -  Horsham, West Sussex - Case Study

    Project summary: ERG was contracted by Southern Water to provide increased air extraction and upgraded odour control at the Eastney Headworks site in Portsmouth. Key project data: The upgrade works more than doubled the extracted air flowrate to the odour control unit from 20,700m3/hr to 48,500m3/hr was completed with live sewage flow ...

  • Dredging Technology - Underwater Excavation and Construction

    The presence of water is usually considered a nuisance in construction, particularly when excavating removing water is common practice. In some cases however, water can be a very useful tool that may simplify things greatly.  With the “flooded excavation principle”, the construction site is flooded after the retaining walls have been installed (e.g. sheet pile). When the ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Why high temperature combustion of landfill gas?

    Due to the accumulation of knowledge and the tightening of environmental law, the landfill technology has increasingly become concerned with the management of trace compounds in landfill gas. With landfill gas, contamination is through sulphur, chlorine, fluorine, halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other trace elements such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), impose environmental ...


    By Hofstetter BV

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