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  • Reinforcement of soil by plant roots

    Landslides have devastating impacts across the globe resulting in the loss of life and the destruction of billions of dollars in infrastructure. Soil erosion from wind and water threatens food production, pollutes the environment, and can make living in major cities such as Beijing almost unbearable during dust storms. Just like the great dust bowl of the 1930s, many instances of soil erosion and ...

  • Future of reinforced soil structure engineering identified

    A call for industry and universities to drive forward key opportunities for research into polymer geogrid applications has been made following a successful symposium to mark 25 years of technological advancement in the field.More than 150 people attended the Jubilee Symposium on Polymer Geogrid Reinforcement in London which identified important new directions for further development in ...


    By Tensar International

  • Soil Reinforcement: New case on Italy’s A1 highway “Variante di valico”

    Opened on December 2015 by Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, this important new transportation infrastructure of the A1 Highway will improve safety, reduce congestion and journey times through the Apennines between Bologna and Florence. Proposed in 2001, the “Variante di Valico” is a new 58-km long A1 section featuring 23 viaducts and 22 tunnels. Maccaferri ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • 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

  • Global Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) Composites Market 2013-2023

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) Composites Market 2013-2023 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • ASTM C1675 - 11 standard practice for installation of precast reinforced concrete monolithic box sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers

    This practice is useful as a reference by an owner and the owner’s engineer in preparing project specifications. 1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers the installation of precast reinforced concrete box sections cast monolithically and intended to be used for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes and sewage, and for passageways. 1.2 The ...


    By ASTM International

  • Workshop on soil risk assessment - material available

    ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) hosted a scientific workshop on soil risk assessment on 7 and 8 October. The event focused on the safe use of industrial chemicals, biocides and pesticides, aiming to prevent soil contamination. Over 200 participants representing academia, industry, regulators and stakeholders discussed assessing the risks of chemical substances in ...

  • 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

  • New soil from recycled waste for barren steelworks

    The multi-million pound regeneration project of a 200-year-old steelworks “wasteland” has combined recycled green waste with post-industrial slag and colliery spill to create 11 hectares of new landscape. The Works in Ebbw Vale, South Wales combined green compost - taken from households in the local region of Blaenau Gwent - with colliery spill and ...

  • Zero Valent Iron for Soil and Water Remediation

    Waterloo, Canada; Oberhausen, Germany. The Adventus Group, a multinational remediation technology enterprise, provides a review of the Observatory NANO Focus Report 2010 on the issues surrounding nano-scale ZVI (nZVI) for treatment of contaminated water and soil. The debate over nano-scale versus micro-scale zero valent iron (ZVI) has attracted the attention of leading scientists in the ...


  • Climate change: Commission dishes the dirt on the importance of soil

    A new report made public by the Commission underlines the crucial role that soils can play in mitigating climate change. Soils contain around twice the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and three times the amount to be found in vegetation. Europe's soils are an enormous carbon reservoir, containing around 75 billion tonnes, and poor management can have serious consequences: a failure to protect ...

  • The Importance of Soil Sampling – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks Store Fertilizer Efficiently

    The importance of soil sampling was reinforced by Farming Life this week. It stated that good productive soils are the foundation of any successful farm system and that the ability of soils to supply nutrients at a time and in an appropriate quantity for grass and crop can be key to determining productivity. Therefore, a farms ability to manage soil fertility levels should be a primary objective. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • EPA Settlement with the U.S.D.A. Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Contamination

    An underground storage tank (UST) at the Lake Moomaw Marina Store in Warm Springs, Va., will now be regularly monitored and inspected under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged violations of UST regulations. The Lake Moomaw Marina Store is owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The required monthly and yearly inspections of leak detection ...

  • Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

    Soil and plants store around 5% of the world’s carbon, but carbon storage in some soils is in decline. Recent research has found that climate change accounted for 9–22% of carbon declines in organic soils in semi-natural habitats throughout England and Wales from 1978–2003. The researchers say monitoring soils rich in carbon should be a priority to ensure that more carbon is not ...

  • EPA Finalizes $11 Million Plan to Clean Up Soil and Groundwater at Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater and soil at the Mattiace Petrochemical Co., Inc. Superfund site in Glen Cove, New York. The groundwater and soil are contaminated with volatile organic compounds as a result of previous operations at the site by a chemical distribution and drum-cleaning business. The plan amends a prior, ...

  • 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.

  • Sinorock has world class rock bolt

    Sinorock rock bolts are ideal for micropiles, soil nails, and tie down and tie back anchors in difficult ground conditions like weathered and decomposed rock, round gravel, sand and clay soils for either permanent or temporary use. Rock bolts are non-tensioned, in-situ reinforcement for the stability of excavations and embankments in ...


    By sinorock

  • 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

  • 2007 an all-time record year for GEOVARIANCES

    2007 is, in many respects, an outstanding year for GEOVARIANCES. Indeed, with a turnover reaching a total achievement of more than 3M€, GEOVARIANCES has increased its result by 42% in comparison with the year 2006. Regarding ISATIS license sales, they represent a raise of 70%!Those incredible figures are not only the result of the growth of the markets but also the outcome of the reinforcement of ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Bekaert and Maccaferri Establish Partnership for Underground Solutions

    Bekaert and Maccaferri will establish a global sales and distribution joint venture to provide total construction reinforcement solutions for underground infrastructure projects such as road, railway, metro, utility and mining tunnels, as well as hydro power stations. Bekaert, a global market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings, and Maccaferri, a global ...


    By Bekaert Group

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