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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Tensar International Corporation acquires Endurablend™ Systems

    Tensar International Corporation’s (TIC) solutions for roadway improvement and pavement reinforcement have moved upward – literally. With it’s acquisition of the assets and business of Endurablend Systems, TIC adds a composite micro overlay system to its innovative product offering. The newly acquired business will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta and operate as a business unit under TIC’s ...


    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

  • Introducing SVSlope from SoilVision Systems Ltd.

    SoilVision Systems continues on the path of technical excellence with the introduction of the SVSlope® slope stability software package. The package represents a blend of classic 'method of slices' analysis methods with sophisticated new probabilistic analysis methods and advanced searching algorithms for the critical slip surface. The software is the result of many years of effort by a ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • New Wavin AquaGrid paving system: the pervious alternative to hard surface drainage

    Wavin Plastics has launched the OSMA AquaGrid pervious paving system to offer a new way to manage rain and surface water drainage. Continuing residential and commercial development means more hard-standing impermeable surfaces, less ground where natural drainage is still possible and more pressure on man-made drainage. The AquaGrid is an easily installed alternative to hard impermeable ...


  • New Wavin AquaGrid paving system The pervious alternative to hard surface drainage

    Wavin Plastics has launched the OSMA AquaGrid pervious paving system to offer a new way to manage rain and surface water drainage. Continuing residential and commercial development means more hard-standing impermeable surfaces, less ground where natural drainage is still possible and more pressure on man-made drainage. The AquaGrid is an easily installed alternative to hard impermeable ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Announcing the Solinst Symposium on groundwater monitoring for the 21st century

    Design is a traditional task common to all engineering fields although most engineers do not have to deal with the heterogeneous properties of materials as is the case in site remediation, mining, geotechnical engineering, etc. A structural engineer can specify properties of steel or reinforced concrete and an electronics engineer can specify the physical properties of transistors, capacitors, ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Tensar international responds to sustained polymer cost escalation

    Tensar International Corporation, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, has increased prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrid products globally. The 10 percent increase, effective May 2, has been implemented to partially offset significantly higher polymer raw material costs “Global polymer costs have continued to rise steeply and ...


    By Tensar 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

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