retaining wall News

  • A Retaining Wall that is ‘Green’ and Saves Green

    Crane Materials International (CMI) leads the sheet piling industry in providing environmentally friendly solutions and products to the construction and engineering communities. Today CMI announces the release of the SheerScape ...


    By PRWeb

  • Resisting subsidence pitfalls with Tensartech retaining wall solutions

    Extensive underground mining in south Poland posed a significant challenge to construction of the A1 motorway which forms part of the connection between the Czech border, Piekary Slaskie and on to northern Poland. To accommodate potential differential settlement on the approach embankments to bridge structures, the engineering consultant consortium addressed the challenge by designing ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar retains the old with the new in steel city

    Construction of the basement car park and foundations for a superstore, on a steep site in Sheffield, meant building over and in front of an existing Victorian wall which could not be structurally loaded. Tensar International designed an innovative Tensartech wall solution over a TriAx® foundation mattress to overcome poor load bearing soil conditions, which also helped to reduce the ...


    By Tensar International

  • New Terramesh Wall in Cyprus is under construction

    We are proud to inform you about the new “Stelios Ioannou Library” project Paramesh System, currently under construction in Nicosia, Cyprus. The design was developed by the famous French architect Jean Nouvel. The project covers an area of 15.700 m2 and started in October 2011. Maccaferri Hellas was contacted for the design, ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Tensar Wall and Slope Technology Speeds Brownfield Housing Site Start

    Tensar Technology is playing its part in the award winning transformation of a Brownfield site in County Durham. 250 new Yuill homes will soon stand on the former Elddis Caravan manufacturing and colliery site outside of Consett. Tensar’s rapid, cost-effective and environmentally sound technology has facilitated progress of the ongoing £3 million project. As an essential partner in the early ...


    By Tensar International

  • Wall and slope failures cause for concern after flooding in the Atlanta metro area

    Homeowners and commercial developers will undoubtedly face many challenges in their recovery efforts following last week’s devastating flood in Metro Atlanta. A major concern for Atlanta area residents and businesses has centered on the failure of retaining walls and slopes, or, if a failure has not yet occurred, the integrity of their walls and slopes in the wake of the flood. According to Jon ...


    By Tensar International

  • DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Successful LED Wall Washer Retrofit

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration, in which maintenance and energy costs were significantly reduced while retaining the quality of light when LED modules replaced 87 halogen lamps in existing wall washers at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Clarice Smith Performing Arts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ASTM E2128 - 12 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

    This guide is intended to provide building professionals with a comprehensive methodology for evaluating water leakage through walls. It addresses the performance expectations and service history of a wall, the various components of a wall, and the interaction between these components and adjacent construction. It is not intended as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Issues Final SNUR for Certain Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    On May 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final significant new use rule (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. Under the final SNUR, persons intending to manufacture, import, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA issues final SNUR for certain multi-walled carbon nanotubes

    On May 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final significant new use rule (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. Under the final SNUR, persons intending to manufacture, import, ...


    By Acta Group

  • ASTM E2837 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determining the Fire Resistance of Continuity Head-of-Wall Joint Systems Installed Between Rated Wall Assemblies and Nonrated Horizontal Assemblies

    This test method evaluates the following under the specified test conditions: The ability of a test specimen to undergo movement without reducing its fire resistance rating, and The duration for which a test specimen will contain a fire and retain its integrity during a predetermined fire resistive test exposure. This test method provides for ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Costa del Sol Housing Devlepment Stabilised

    Spain remains a popular place for UK homeowners seeking a ‘second home’ in the sun. When creating an exclusive, quality housing development to appeal to the discerning UK buyer, walls and embankments are a popular part of landscaping and design to ensure an attractive residential environment. Manilva’s prestigious new housing development under construction near Malaga is being designed with ...


    By Tensar International

  • 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

  • ASTM D6916 - 06c(2011) standard test method for determining the shear strength between segmental concrete units (Modular Concrete Blocks)

    The shear strength between segmental concrete units (with and without geosynthetic reinforcement) and is used in design of reinforced soil retaining walls. This test is used to determine the shear strength for the design of the facing stability of segmental retaining walls. Performing a series of these shear tests at varying normal ...


    By ASTM International

  • Maccaferri key supplier of Geomats for Major UK road upgrade

    On 1st December 2014, the UK government announced an ambitious £15 billion plan to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, launched by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. Yorkshire and North East of England were scheduled to benefit from 18 new schemes worth around ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Tensar smooths fans` road to Euro 2012

    Tensartech TW1 structural and retaining walls are being installed in a new raised dual carriageway to bypass the historic City of Wroclaw in South East Poland. The road will give access to the new Miejski Stadium in time for its role in the UEFA Euro 2012 football finals. Wroclaw Municipality and its main contractor, Skanska, chose the Tensar solution for the 5km bypass project because of its low ...


    By Tensar International

  • Damaged Sewer Pipe

    Our emergency response service was put to good use when a retaining wall collapsed damaging this sewerage pipe. Once we received the call, our specialist site engineer visited the site; surveying the area and obtaining the necessary dimensions required to provide the most cost effective solution. The site contractors and water company demanded the pipework on Monday AM to allow time to perform ...


    By UTS Engineering Ltd

  • Specification Resource on the Web

    geosIndex.com is a new online index of geosynthetic material data created to assist designers, specifiers and other professionals in their site materials selection process. geosIndex includes data for geomembranes (e.g., landfill liners, pond liners), geogrids (e.g., for retaining wall reinforcement), geotextiles for unpaved road support, geosynthetic clay liners for environmental remediation, ...


    By geosIndex

  • 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

  • Armtec Infrastructure Inc. has access to $125 million Brookfield financing

    Armtec Infrastructure Inc. ("Armtec" or the "Company") (TSX: ARF and ARF.DB) announced today that a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. company has advised Armtec that it has completed certain additional due diligence matters for the loan agreement announced on August 2, 2011 (the "Loan Agreement"). As a result, Brookfield has waived its due diligence condition under the Loan Agreement. The effect ...


    By Armtec

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