ground stabilization confinement News

  • Tensar Geogrids offer sustainable solution for trackbed stability

    TENSAR International will be demonstrating the performance properties of its geogrids as a cost-effective, sustainable means of maintaining trackbed stability through ballast reinforcement at Railtex on Stand 666.Independently proven full scale laboratory tests - and monitored site trials on the National Rail Network - have shown that Tensar geogrids increase the maintenance cycle for track over ...


    By Tensar International

  • Quad track trencher boasts power and stability for utility work

    Vermeer adds more power to the RTX line of rubber-track trenchers with the addition of the RTX450. With a 49-horsepower (36.5 kW) Tier 4 Final engine, this trencher can handle open cut installations in tough ground conditions and the small spaces. The RTX450 is best suited for urban utility work such as electric, fiber, natural gas or water installations. “Contractors need equipment that ...


    By Vermeer

  • ASTM D5311 - 11 Standard Test Method for Load Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Strength of Soil

    Cyclic triaxial strength test results are used for evaluating the ability of a soil to resist the shear stresses induced in a soil mass due to earthquake or other cyclic loading. Cyclic triaxial strength tests may be performed at different values of effective confining pressure on isotropically consolidated ...


    By ASTM International

  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • Latin America and Caribbean PV Demand Growing 45% Annually Out To 2017, According to NPD Solarbuzz

    Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy across Latin America and the Caribbean is poised for explosive growth through 2017, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45%, according to the new NPD Solarbuzz Emerging PV Markets Report: Latin America & Caribbean. According to ...


    By Solarbuzz

  • Climate Change Dislocates Migratory Animals, Birds

    NAIROBI, Kenya, November 17, 2006 (ENS) - Climate change is already having severe impacts on migratory species, from whales and dolphins to birds and turtles, and is likely to be increasingly disruptive, finds a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released Thursday at the UN climate conference here. Migratory species are in many ways more vulnerable that other ...

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