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  • 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 ...


    By Tensar International

  • 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 ...


    By Tensar International

  • 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 ...


    By Tensar International

  • 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 ...


    By Tensar International

  • 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 ...


  • CETCO Builds Philadelphia`s First Solar Power Plant

    CETCO’s Contracting Services Company diverse background and expertise proves to be advantageous in Philadelphia’s public works bidding process. For more information: Dana McCombs, Marketing Manager Tel: 714.384.0111 x206 • dana.mccombs@cetco.com ...


    By CETCO

  • Bosch Advances Energy Technologies through Research Grants and Internships

      Bosch awards seven grants to researchers at five leading U.S. universities Internships provide educational opportunities for future energy engineers and leaders Activity reinforces the company's global investment in cutting-edge technologies and sustainable energy usage Bosch awarded its first round of research grants totaling nearly $1 ...


    By Robert Bosch

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 33 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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