Retaining Walls Articles

  • Green Walls: The New Wall-Y Technical Manual Is Online

    The Wall-Y Technical Manual is now available on our website, with updated data and a new graphic design. A useful tool to have all the technical specifications of our product and the prescriptions to correctly design systems for vertical green walls. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • Green walls for greywater treatment and recycling in dense urban areas: a case-study in Pune

    This paper describes a pilot installation of a green wall treating greywater from an office building in Pune, Maharashtra State (NaWaTech project). The pilot installation is located at the main entrance of the state agency responsible for water supply and sanitation. The experimental analysis is in two phases. First phase analysed the results from green walls filled only with LECA® ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa

    In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Anchorage systems for FRP strengthening of infill masonry structures

    An experimental research program consisting of 12 infill wall specimens was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of several new and existing anchorage systems for fibre–reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening of infill masonry walls. Specimens were loaded out–of–plane using an airbag to apply uniformly distributed pressure to the masonry. Test results indicate that the anchorage system had ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evolutionary data-modelling of an innovative low reflective vertical quay

    Vertical walls are commonly used as berthing structures. However, conventional vertical quays may have serious technical and environmental problems, as they reflect almost all the energy of the incident waves, thus affecting operational conditions and structural strength. These drawbacks can be overcome by the use of low reflective structures, but for some instances no theoretical equations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • Roadside embankment retaining wall (El Valle De Anton, Panama) case study

    Background: The Rio de Jesus runs through El Valle De Anton, a very mountainous region in central Panama. These conditions, coupled with heavy seasonal rains, cause severe damage to roadways and embankments in the area. Erosion and instability from shifting soils, periodic landslides and mudslides plague the valley daily and were beginning to affect construction. Technical ...

  • Erosion control and slope stability project case study

    The steep un-vegetated slope at this lakeshore residence was eroding into the lake with every rain event. Record high lake levels combined with wave action eroded the base of the hillside causing severe hillside instability. During heavy rainfall events more and more of the hillside slipped into the stairwell and lake. The residence owner was concerned with preserving the slope, overlook ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Drainage System Stabilization Project case study

    In 1997, a residential development was built upslope from this golf course drainage ditch. It began to erode, but because the ditch was filled with invasive species such as Blackberry and Reed Canary Grass, the erosion was not visible. When the non-native plants were removed to create a new golf course hole, the erosion was evident – in some places more than four feet deep, all the way ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Civil engineering projects

    Location  Slidell, LA Unit  C-3315 and C-4315 Project  Retaining wall The beauty of living in waterfront areas comes with the danger of floods from seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms. It is important, therefore, to build above the designated flood-elevation plain. A product is sometimes needed to elevate a property, by use of mass-gravity retaining walls. At the site ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Architectural projects

    Location: Hammond, LA Unit: RF-3315 Project: Eye clinic When Northshore Eye Associates acquired land, three miles from of Hammond, LA, for its new eye clinic, it knew that its architects would need an innovative landscaping plan to maintain simplicity of layout. The varying ground level meant that extensive retaining walls were essential, while exterior services also needed to be concealed. ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Pace properties case study

    Background Available property for development within the Interstate 285 perimeter in Atlanta is becoming increasingly scarce. A northwest portion of metropolitan Atlanta was becoming progressively more congested and sites previously considered too expensive or difficult to build upon were being targeted for development. The owners wanted to develop this site for a motel/suites ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Strata Geogrid helps turn unusable land into premium Airport Parking in Seattle, WA

    Challenge Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, WA has grown to become the 18th busiest airport in the country and the need for convenient parking is a growing concern. To help provide needed parking, one of the area’s leading parking services, MasterPark Inc., sought to turn unusable land near the airport into a valuable $20-per-night parking lot. Five retaining walls up to 33 ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Transfer stations rural transfer station design

    Since small transfer stations in rural or tribal settings receive considerably lower volumes of waste and customer vehicles than large urban or suburban facilities, many of the design criteria will simply not apply. Cost frequently is a major consideration for small rural transfer stations, limiting what can be done. Consequently, rural transfer stations are often uncovered or partially covered ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Roosevelt Dr. Stream embankment stabilization retaining wall and roadway Haverstraw, NY

    GEA Engineering provided comprehensive engineering services to the Rockland County Drainage Agency for emergency repairs to the river embankments of the Minisceongo Creek, Multi-Family Housing foundations and restoration of the municipal park. These services were required in response to Tropical Storm Floyd which caused extensive damage to Rockland County. GEA's services included:· Test ...


    By GEA Engineering PC

  • Montage, Laguna Beach, California - Case Study

    Project Name: Montage Product: Grasspave2 road shoulder reinforcement Application: Apron Parking – Shoulder and Fire Lane City: Laguna Beach ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Target Greatland, Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois - Case study

    Project Name: Target Greatland, Yorktown Center Product: Grasspave2  Application: Fire Lane City: Lombard State/Province: Illinois Install Date: October 1996 Install Size: 715 m2 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • carluke park & ride

    As part of their plans to improve transportation links in the region, South Lanarkshire Council, in collaboration with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, funded the development of a £2million Park & Ride facility at Carluke Station, providing South Lanarkshire commuters with an additional 329 spaces, including disabled parking The 0.8 hectare Park & Ride facility is situated on ...

  • Book Review: Babylon and Beyond: The Economics of Anti-capitalist, Anti-globalist and Radical Green Movements

    Babylon and Beyond: The Economics of Anti-capitalist, Anti-globalist and Radical Green Movements, by Derek Wall. London: Pluto, 2005. ISBN 0 7453 23901Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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