Retaining Walls Articles

  • Geoweb 3D Confinement System reinforces active heavy load areas at CSX Rail Laydown Yard Charleston, South Carolina - Case Study

    Project Overview: The CSX Charleston Intermodal terminal aggregate surface lot required base reinforcement due to poor subgrade conditions. The two areas included one area to support 120,000 pound reach stackers lifting and moving 10,000 pound containers and an existing grass area to support empty chassis parking. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • 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.

  • AVA turbulence offers time saving and product protection - Case Study

    When pharmaceuticals have to be produced with as little solvent as possible and once all of the process-relevant options have been exhausted, there only remains the option of drying. This involves the acceptance of long, often very long drying times. Due to the loading of the dryer, the overall throughput capacity of the whole production plant is reduced. Even when the cycles are far shorter, ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • We help you to handle highly active ingredients - Case Study

    Pharmaceutical research continues to develop more active ingredients and potent compounds. Thus the demands on containment in production installations are increasing and operator protection becomes even more important. The basic design of the AVA conical mixer and dryer allows for easy and effective containment. They are, by their very nature, self-contained systems. Agitator shaft bearings and ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • bucket molds china, pail mold, tub mold, painting container molds technology

    Bucket mould technical points A. How to avoid the bucket mould core eccentric, caused the bucket wall thickness not even? 1.optimal and equal cooling effects in different area of bucket mould cavity and ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Thin Wall Plastic Injection Molding Machine

    Thin wall Plasic Injection Molding Machine High Performance  Thin wall parts require high performance production. The right drive design, and the right technical team to back it up, gurantee high performance in packaging injection molding. ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Case study - High volume fly ash for the 2 Folsom project

    High Volume Fly Ash (HVFA) concrete was successfully used as the cornerstone of this project’s sustainability program. HVFA concrete was aggressively pursued because of its environmental benefits. When fly ash is used in place of cement, energy and landfill space is conserved and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. During this HVFA project, roughly 2,800 tons of CO2 emissions were ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Case study - G20 Summit focuses on economy in a very green, sustainable facility

    Sustained Green Wall Adds Ambiance, Energy-Efficiency and Utilizes Water Recycling! With a reported 16,000+ people attending the 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, twenty leaders from the world's most powerful economies met in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art green facility -  the  Los Cabos International Convention Center (ICC).    These leaders, which ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Second law analysis of a gravity–driven liquid film flowing along an inclined plate subjected to constant wall temperature

    The second law analysis of a gravity–driven liquid having temperature–dependent viscosity and flowing along an inclined heated plate was studied. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package FLUENT was used to obtain the velocity and temperature gradients, and the results were used to determine the entropy generation rate. Different cases of inclination angle and dimensionless parameters were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Jet Grouting to construct a Soilcrete wall using a twin stem system

    Abstract: An existing coal-loading pier located in Norfolk, Virginia was completed in 1961 for the purpose of loading ocean-going ships with coal for export throughout the world. The size of the ships that could be fully loaded at this facility was limited to the depth of the mud line adjacent to the loading pier. It was determined that dredging adjacent to the pier would provide an increase ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Urban Stream Restoration: Standing Up to the Toughest Weather Conditions

    Project In 2008, the City of Altanta faced a large problem: the single-lane road that provides the only entry point to its SWAT team training center was likely to be lost completely to erosion. Although the road had been lined with concrete barriers as a stop-gap measure, it was clear that more substantial action was required to save it. Because the road is situated on a narrow ...


    By Thrace Plastics Pack S.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

  • Rock case study

    ROCK, a long standing client for co2balance, talk about their commitment to put the environment at the heart of their business proposition. Rock have expanded their supply and contractual services from traditional roofing products to the provision of high tech "Green Roofs" and even "Green Wall" systems. Rock was in fact responsible for the construction of the largest Green Roof in the capital at ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • 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

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