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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Self drilling rock bolt is a valuable and multi-functional addition for engineers

    Based in Luoyang, we, Sinorock, are counted among the notable self drilling rock bolt manufacturers, importers, traders, suppliers and exporters and many more. Whether it is any manufactured product or procured product, each piece is appreciated for its incomparable quality. Customers admire our products for their long functional life, rust resistance, smooth finishing, ...


    By sinorock

  • Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

    Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250-mile) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high. Opponents of the 820 billion yen ($6.8 billion) plan argue that the massive concrete barriers will damage marine ecology and scenery, hinder vital fisheries and actually ...


    By Associated Press

  • What is the difference between gravity and vacuum filtration?

    There are two types of filtration which are commonly used in the laboratory and it is important to select the correct type for the work you are doing. But what is the difference between gravity and vacuum filtration? How do you choose what type of filtration you need to do? And what equipment do you need for each type? Vacuum Filtration ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Green walls, effective acoustic insulation

    The Department of Thermal Machines and Motors of the University School of Mining and Public Works Engineering is exploring the energy efficiency of buildings by conducting tests on various materials. Zaloa Azkorra, an agricultural engineer, began to study the acoustic and energy efficiency of green walls to find out their performance, since these walls consisting of vegetation could be beneficial ...

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • Building the African green wall, piece by piece

    When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to a mosaic being laid across the Sahel and the Sahara aimed at tackling desertification and land degradation. Ibrahim Dan Ladi, a 47-year-old farmer from southern Niger, remembers that his village of Kouloumboutey used to be surrounded by thick forest. The ...

  • 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

  • Damaged Sewer Pipe

    Our emergency response service was put to good use when a retaining wall collapsed damaging this sewerage pipe. Once we received the call, our specialist site engineer visited the site; surveying the area and obtaining the necessary dimensions required to provide the most cost effective solution. The site contractors and water company demanded the pipework on Monday AM to allow time to perform ...


    By UTS Engineering Ltd

  • Wall Street Green Summit XII

    The Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive environmental market event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, The Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. Hear it here first! The Wall Street Green Summit XII is the “one-stop shop” to come up to ...

  • 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 ...


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