reinforced earth structure News

  • New High Performance Soil Reinforcement for Roads, Bridges and Slopes Endorsed by BBA Certification

    Tensar International’s newly developed RE500 series of uniaxial geogrids have been awarded British Board of Agrément Certification* for roads, bridge abutments, retaining walls, slopes and embankments in UK highway construction. RE500 uniaxial geogrids show significant long term strength improvements to create potentially lower cost structures for clients.“Independent BBA endorsement of our RE500 ...

  • Natural appearance and sustainable construction of steep slopes with Tensartech systems

    Vegetated embankments and steep slopes are favoured methods of construction for infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and railways. Tensar International’s Tensartech NaturalGreen and GreenSlope Systems, for reinforced earth retaining slopes up to 45º and 70º respectively, offer rapid and low cost construction, proven performance, and high sustainability with excellent vegetated ...

  • Tensar temporary sacrifice helps complete missing link

    Along the Dishforth to Leeming section of the North Yorkshire A1 upgrade, new carriageways are being built adjacent to the in-use existing highway. By using a Tensartech TR2 Wall solution to create a temporary structure while raising a below grade section, the Carillion/ Morgan Sindall joint venture contractors are saving extensive time and helping to minimise traffic disruption. The existing 150 ...

  • Soil nailing is ideal for tight spaces or areas

    According to OSHA, excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The greatest risk for worker fatalities is from cave-ins. But excavation is a necessary part of many construction projects. There are several different options for earth retention during excavation. The decision is typically made by the Project Team based on project logistics – how deep ...


    By sinorock

  • Tensartech embankments build solid base for business park sustainability

    Prominent landscape features for Nottingham’s new high sustainability Castle College Technology Park and Number 1 Science and Technology Park are the surrounding green embankments. By using a Tensartech earth retaining solution from Tensar International, construction company Morgan Ashurst was able to realise the architect’s design over very weak ground as well as provide the most cost-effective ...

  • Maccaferri: local solutions to global issues

    The increasing complexity of climatic and environmental challenges require effective solutions in order to secure industrial facilities, infrastructure and agriculture. Demographic trends in world population will continue to rise further impacting scarce resources that are already costly and unevenly distributed across the planet. Administering policies to address such challenges will be a ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • EOS Remediation Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Company and Hayward Baker

    EOS Remediation (EOS), Raleigh, NC announces the formation of a Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co.), Tokyo, Japan, and Hayward Baker (HB), Hanover, MD: for the commercialization of the BioJet™ Technology.  This co-patent-pending (US and Japan) technology developed jointly by EOS and CG Co. is the product of 8 years of extensive research and development.  ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Tenants and Landlords See Value in Sustainably Managed Office Space with Green Leases

     Each year when April 22 rolls around, thousands of companies trumpet their sustainability initiatives paying homage to Earth Day while correlating Earth Day to a particular "green" product or service. To reinforce a commitment to the Earth throughout the year, companies can validate their ...


  • Sustainable Prosperity for all - It`s possible, but not for long

    Over the last 50 years, the world's middle and upper classes have more than doubled their consumption levels, and an additional 1 to 2 billion people globally aspire to join the consumer class. The planet cannot maintain such increases in resource demand without serious consequences for both people and ecosystems, concludes the Worldwatch Institute in  State of the World 2012: Moving Toward ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Time running out to ensure sustainable prosperity for all

    Over the last 50 years, the world’s middle and upper classes have more than doubled their consumption levels, and an additional 1 to 2 billion people globally aspire to join the consumer class. The planet cannot maintain such increases in resource demand without serious consequences for both people and ecosystems, concludes the Worldwatch Institute in State of the World 2012: Moving Toward ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 Calls for a Paradigm Shift in how we do Business

    Unilever emerged as the top sustainability leader in the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014, published by DNV GL, for the second consecutive year. Holcim, Intel and Nestlé follow tied for second position, with Diageo ranking third. Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2014 (TVR ...

  • Bad Wrap: Inline tools for Condition Assessment of Bar-Wrapped Pipe (BWP)

    Utilities complete condition assessment of bar-wrapped pipe with Smartball®, Pipediver®, and Robotic Platform Tools By the early 1940s, cast iron pipe was losing its historic cachet as the go-to material for new buried infrastructure. Cast iron's replacement ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Expert calls for nuke plant closure

    A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory ...


    By Associated Press

  • Relaunching the economy through green growth

    Honourable President, Honourable Prime Minister, Your excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour and a pleasure to be here today and attend this conference that aims at re-launching the Italian economy placing the immense natural capital that makes you unique at the centre of a new economic growth model. That same economic ...

  • Chris Huhne speech: The art and the science of climate change

    Speech by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I am delighted to be here today, and to give the last of a series of three speeches about climate change. Three weeks ago, I spoke about the economics of climate change. The case for green growth. Two weeks ago, I spoke about the geopolitics of ...

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