Retaining Walls News

  • Stantec Receives Award of Excellence for Low Level Road

    Stantec received further recognition for their Low Level Road Project after winning the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Nilex was proud to supply them with the SierraScape Wire-Formed Retaining Wall System and the Sierra Slope Retention System as economical and aesthetic ...


    By Nilex

  • Sierra Sales Announces The Largest Standard Double Wall Tank Available

    12,500 GALLON DOUBLE WALL TANK - THE LARGEST DOUBLE WALL POLYETHYLENE TANK AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD!! Tank-in-a-tank design provides TOTAL containment protection in one space -saving unit. Double wall construction is completely enclosed so that external matter such as rainwater, snow and debris is prevented from collecting in the outer containment tank making it ...

  • Maccaferri US contributes to the safety of coral reefs in Puerto Rico

    The Erosion Control Magazine focused on a project aimed at protecting coral reefs in the Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, where Maccaferri US provided supplies and our expertise. A coastal protection project in Puerto Rico, which Maccaferri US contributed to by providing Green Gabions and our know-how about coastal protection issues, was the focus of a story ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Maccaferri: local solutions to global issues

    The increasing complexity of climatic and environmental challenges require effective solutions in order to secure industrial facilities, infrastructure and agriculture. Demographic trends in world population will continue to rise further impacting scarce resources that are already costly and unevenly distributed across the planet. Administering policies to address such challenges will be a ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • 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.

  • Green walls show promise as sound barriers for buildings

    Green walls, designed so they are covered in vegetation, could help cut the amount of noise that enters buildings, a new study has found. In lab. tests, researchers found that a modular green wall system reduced sound levels by 15 decibels (dB). This leads them to believe that it is a promising sound reduction device that could improve quality-of-life for city residents. Green walls and green ...

  • Vertical solid mixer catch a new dimension with cantilever shaft

    True to the company slogan “Mixers. Dryers. Evaporators. Any size. Worldwide.” AVA-Huep reached a new dimension and a new era with the delivery of three Vertical Cone Mixers, type HVW, with a volume of 50m³. The vertical mixers of the HVW series consist of a conical tank with cylindrical upper part. The top of the tank is designed with a flat lid. The core of the HVW-Vertical ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Africa’s Great Green Wall reaches out to new partners

    The Great Green Wall initiative is hosting an international forum to build new partnerships and accelerate progress in tackling one of this century's defining development challenges - land degradation, desertification and drought. The forum will also take stock of the achievements and future challenges of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative. The two-day event, organized ...

  • Japan to fund ice wall to stop reactor leaks

    The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as a safety appeal just days before the International Olympic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Green deal communities

    DECC is inviting local authorities (LAs), working with their local partners, to come forward with ambitious and innovative street/area based proposals for funding to deliver Green Deal plans to as many households as possible. DECC funding can also be used to support households who choose to self-finance measures. Proposals will be judged on: the number and total value of ...

  • Living walls help cool buildings in hot climates

    Covering walls with plants can significantly reduce the temperature of building walls during hot summer months. A recent study of three different types of these ‘living walls’ in Italy suggests that they can be 20°C cooler than a bare wall on sunny days. An added advantage is that living walls can be retrofitted to existing buildings. ‘Green walls’ refer to walls that ...

  • EnviroGuard Announces 7th Patent for Most Comprehensive Spill Containment

    MONTCLAIR, Calif. – February 22, 2012 – EnviroGuard, an industry leader in spill containment and facility safety products, is pleased to announce the issuance of its 7th patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,691,596) on spill containment systems from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This new patent is the most comprehensive patent to date for lead acid battery spill containment with ...


    By EnviroGuard

  • Combining strategies speeds the work of enzymes

    Enzymes could break down cell walls faster – leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation – if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting, new research by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. A paper on the breakthrough, “Fungal Cellulases and Complexed Cellulosomal Enzymes Exhibit Synergistic Mechanisms in ...

  • Caylym’s Guardian Aerial Firefighting System Outstanding Debut at AATTC Symposium in St. Joseph, MO

    California-based Caylym Technologies’ aerial firefighting system made its domestic debut at the annual Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center (AATTC) symposium on Jan. 30. The Guardian delivers water or fire retardant in an innovative container delivery system (CDS), which may enable hundreds of additional aircraft to enter the fight to control wildfires. Two Caylym ...


    By PRWeb

  • Picture perfect from SSI Schaefer at IMHX

    Visitors to IMHX can expect the complete works from SSI Schaefer. The red carpet is literally being rolled out to welcome all guests to the impressive 380 sq metre stand that will not only feature two brand new products to the UK market but will also capture Schaefer’s complete product range and capabilities. Two exciting and innovative products new to the UK market, the LogiMat and the ...

  • The Wall Street Journal Names Hara a Top Ten Venture-Backed Green Company

    Hara, a leader in energy and resource data management software, has been recognized as a Top Ten Venture-Backed Green Company by the Wall Street ...


  • Kurion Opens New Modular Vitrification System Test Facility

    Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 11 to formally open its new Modular Vitrification System (MVS®) test facility in Richland, Wash. The event follows the ...


    By Kurion, Inc.

  • ClearSign Combustion Corporation Announces Invitation to Present at the 23rd Annual Wall Street Forum Investor Conference in Boston

    ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, today announced that Chairman and CEO Rick Rutkowski will present at the 23rd Annual Wall Street Forum Investor Conference on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the The Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston, MA. ClearSign's ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Filling double-wall sumps fast!

    Thanks to a revolutionary tank sump design and new fill kit, contractors are filling complete tank sumps for hydrostatic monitoring in just minutes. The annular space of a CSI double-wall fiberglass tank sump is filled with green brine solution by vacuum siphoning from 5 gallon buckets into the sump reservoir fitting. This process can be done in the field using our new Monitoring Fluid Fill Kit ...

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